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144th Army Band Brass Ensemble Performs At Old State Capitol
A very special appearance at the Old State Capitol Plaza today, ahead of the holiday weekend.
The 144th Army Band Brass Ensemble performed in the capital city today. It's part of the Springfield area Arts Council's Artists on the Plaza series.
The ensemble belongs to the 144th division of the Illinois Army National Guard, stationed at Camp Lincoln in Springfield.
"Well, I tell you, in my 23 years in the military, I've been attached to several units, you know, just recently from Missouri. But coming to Illinois, especially coming to the capital here, with so much history, it's so much fun to be able to be a part of this group and be able to be connected to so many events around town. It's really an awe-inspiring opportunity."
Artists on the Plaza runs every Tuesday and Thursday through August.
And if you missed today's National Guard band performance, another is set for the plaza on August 7.