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44th Army Band Independence Weekend Concert

New Mexico Jazz Workshop and Music in Corrales present an Independence weekend concert at Albuquerque Museum


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Jul 05, 2019
02:00 PM - 04:30 PM


Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


New Mexico Jazz Workshop and Music in Corrales present an "unplugged" afternoon of music at Albuquerque Museum.

This very special Friday afternoon Independence Day Weekend performance features the 44th Army Band.

PLUS, join us at 7 p.m. in the Amphitheater, for a free concert featuring the 44th Army Band Big Band and Brass Band.

The 44th Army Band is “New Mexico’s Own” Army National Guard Band and the state’s musical military ambassador. The band’s roots can be traced back to 1590, and the band served during significant periods of the nation’s history, most notably during World War II as the 200th Coast Artillery Band. On April 9, 1942, the band was surrendered to the Japanese and forced to march in Corregidor and on the Bataan Peninsula, thus earning their nickname “The Battling Bastards of Bataan.” The band was deactivated in the 1960s and remained inactive until the late 1970s when it was re-activated as the 44th Army Band. In 2011, the band deployed a team to Kosovo where they performed over 60 missions in five months.  

Today, the 44th Army Band performs in support of military, civic, and diplomatic events across the state of New Mexico. The band currently consists of the “44th Army Band Jazz Orchestra” 1940s-style big band; “Brass Street Boys” brass band; “Mariachi Adelante” traditional mariachi ensemble; “M-9 Sax Pistols” saxophone quintet; “Green Chile” rock band; and any other formation required to accomplish any musical mission.

Captain Silas N. Huff, Commander
First Sergeant Fidel Archuleta, Enlisted Bandleader



The concert is included with your paid general Museum admission ($4 - $6).
General admission for Museum members is always free.


Debbie Dobson