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101st Army Band plays the Vilar

Special to the DailyThe 101st Army Band plays the Vilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek today at 6 p.m. for a free patriotic concert. The 101st, a unit of the Colorado Army National Guard, now in its 64th year, is a 42 member-band of "citizen/soldiers" whose occupations range from student to teacher and computer programmer to waiter. Attending monthly rehearsals in Aurora, the 101st features a variety of patriotic, jazz, popular, classical, rock and Dixieland music, performed by seven different ensembles. Under the command of CW2 Rob Phillips, the 101st Army Band presents its programs year-round to communities throughout Colorado and occasionally around the country. The band has participated in Veterans Day ceremonies in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Fourth of July celebrations in Nicaragua and has welcomed home veterans of the Gulf War and Desert Storm. For more information, contact the Vilar Center at 845-TIXS (8497), or visit www.vilarcenter.org.

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