399th Army Band¹s Mo Brass to perform Friday

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The 399th Army Band’s Mo Brass will perform at Northwestern State University Friday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

The band will perform works by Giovanni Gabrielli, Victor Ewald, Kevin McKee and more.

With 60 years of continuous service at its home of Fort Leonard Wood, the 399th Army Band has been on post longer than any other unit. The band was first activated in June 1944 as the 399 Army Service Forces Band in Naples, Italy. This new unit was made primarily of personnel from the deactivated 6498th Army Band, successor of the 9th Cavalry Band. Originally assigned 27 enlisted soldiers and no officers, this band performed at concerts, parades, dances and ceremonies throughout Italy.