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The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center is hosting the 129th Army Band for a free concert as part of The Dixie’s Community Series. The historic band will perform Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., entertaining the audience with popular tunes from a variety of genres.
The 129th Army Band traces its lineage back to the earliest units of the Tennessee Militia that protected colonial settlements and routed the British at the Battle of Kings Mountain in October 1780. Iterations of the 129th, including the 30 Infantry Division, served overseas in World War I and World War II. When the 30 Infantry Division was deactivated in 1945, troops from Tennessee formed the 30 Armored Division, which served from 1945 to 1973. When that division disbanded, many units were formed under the 30th Troop Command including the 129th Army band.
Since its inception, the 129th Army Band has represented the State of Tennessee and the Tennessee Army National Guard proudly. From playing at two World’s Fairs to marching in a Presidential Inaugural Parade, the 129th Army Band has been called on to perform countless times across the globe. The 129th Army Band was one of two reserve bands called to active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm.
The 129th Army Band’s most rewarding job, however, is supporting the troops and families of the Tennessee National Guard. Without question, the 129th has established itself as a premier National Guard Band and will continue to perform at the highest level of professionalism every time they are called upon to represent the state of Tennessee and the United States of America.
To reserve seats to this free event, please call 731-986-2100 or visit the Box Office at 191 Court Square, Huntingdon, TN, M-F, 10-4 p.m. For more information on upcoming shows, please visit DixiePAC.net.