Fort Donelson and Paris Landing State Park to Welcome 129th Army Band for Performance on July 2 2014
Contact: Douglas Richardson, (931)232-5706, ext. 108
Dover, Tennessee— Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Paris Landing State Park are pleased to be welcoming the 129th Army Band for a special free performance at Paris Landing on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Their concert will be held at Paris Landing's amphitheater, and will begin at 6:30 PM.
Since its inception, the 129th Army Band has represented the state of Tennessee and the Tennessee Army National Guard proudly. From playing at two World's Fairs to marching in a Presidential Inaugural Parade, the 129th Army Band has been called on to perform countless times across the globe. On two occasions they played for the US Ambassador to Columbia, South America. Additionally, they performed in Izmir, Turkey, in support of NATO and have relieved numerous active duty bands at such places as Ft. Monroe, Virginia, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Schofield Barrack, Hawaii. Also, the 129th Army Band was one of two reserve bands called to active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm.
For other unique events being offered at Fort Donelson, please consult the park's website, at www.nps.gov/fodo.
Did You Know?
There was a significant enslaved population in Stewart County, TN, before and during the 1862 battle. After the Union victories at Forts Heiman, Henry and Donelson, many freedom seeking slaves sought refuge at these forts, even establishing a community near today's Fort Donelson National Cemetery.