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Lake Agassiz Band to join forces with 188th National Guard Band

The Lake Agassiz Concert Band will combine forces with 188th Army National Guard Band to celebrate 125th anniversary of army band.

“Fargo-Moorhead’s best-kept secret,” the Lake Agassiz Concert Band, will join the 188th Army National Guard Band to present a concert at the West Fargo High School theater on Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m.

The 188th Army Band is in its 125th year of existence, having been instituted in 1887. It has performed and served all over North Dakota and the world, and is stationed in Fargo.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The Lake Agassiz Concert Band has been active in the Fargo-Moorhead area since 1987. The 60 member band comprise of adult wind and percussion players, performs four free formal concerts each year. Additional community performances include outdoor appearances at Trollwood’s Classical Music Festival and MSUM’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration.

The Lake Agassiz Concert Band is under the direction of Dr. John Tesch, Professor of Low Brass at MSUM. The 188th Band is commanded by Warrant Officer One David Stordalen and conducted by Sgt. First Class Don Nagle.

Support for the Lake Agassiz Concert Band is provided by the cities of Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead through the Arts Partnership.