Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Maryland Defense Force Band to Perform at the Gettysburg Festival

By CPT (MDDF) Rick Barnes
Maryland Defense Force Band Public Affairs
28 May 2013

Music of the Civil War Era Awaits Listeners as the Maryland Defense Force Band Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. The Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) Band will present a concert of wind and brass band favorites on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary Hill Unger Pavilion located at 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg. The concert will include several selections popular in America during the 19th Century.

The Gettysburg Festival has grown to become a yearly tradition for both area residents and tourists alike. With an average attendance of 23,000 people, the Festival celebrates local talent within the community in the areas of visual arts, culinary arts, theater, film, music and children's events. In the past five years, the Gettysburg Festival has presented more than 3,000 artists, musicians and performers.

Widely known as “Maryland’s Musical Ambassadors,” the Maryland Defense Force Band is a ceremonial unit of the MDDF. The MDDF Band provides musical support to the Maryland Military Department and provides ceremonial support to the State of Maryland. For more information on the MDDF Band: http://mddf.maryland.gov/band/.

The Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) is the State’s uniformed volunteer military unit providing professional and technical assistance to the Maryland Military Department. Established in 1917, the MDDF consists of nearly 450 personnel who perform legal, engineering, finance, medical, chaplain, field support and ceremonial services for the State of Maryland. For more information: www.mddf.maryland.gov.