Oregon’s 234th Army Band “Heroes and Villians”performance

Posted by OCVA / July 6, 2014

FREE concert open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

“Oregon’s Own” 234th Army Band is performing a free, public concert series throughout Oregon. Chief Warrant Officer Ashley Alexander, Staff Sergeant James Cameron, and SGT Chris Sigman will be conducting an exciting program of music, including family-favorite selections from the films Frozen, The Incredibles, Superman, and Les Miserables, and a multimedia feature, Godzilla Eats Las Vegas. Rounding out the program will be rousing marches, patriotic selections, and a tribute to the service-members of Oregon and beyond.

The 234 Army Band, nicknamed “Oregon’s Own”, is the Oregon National Guard’s ambassadors to the State of Oregon. Organized in 1919, the band has seen duty in the Pacific during WWII and was awarded several citations including the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for service from October 17, 1944 to July 4, 1945. The Band tours every summer as part of its Annual Training, performing concerts for the citizens of Oregon and beyond.

Based in Clackamas, the 234th Army Band is comprised of over 40 Soldiers from Oregon and Southwest Washington, and performs with a full Concert ensemble, and a range of smaller “musical performance teams” to include rock and jazz bands, and woodwind and brass ensembles. In addition to saluting military service-members past and present, the Band aims to entertain all members of the community as a show of appreciation for the shared sacrifice families of Oregon National Guard service-members have endured in support of military operations around the globe.

Organized in 1919, the Band was inducted into federal service in 1940 and participated in the Luzon, New Guinea, and Southern Philippine Campaigns during World War II, earning the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. The Band was designated the 234th Army Band in 1947.

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