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July 17, 2015
440th Army Band performs Pre-Independence Day Concert
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) presented the 440th Army Band at The Centre for a Pre-Independence Day evening performance June 30. The Pre-Independence Day Concert was a free concert featuring several units of the 440th Army Band.

The Mission of Army Bands has changed over the past decade and the need for smaller units with flexibility and variety is used to enhance performances. Although the full Concert Band still performs, the majority of the bands missions are supported with Musical Performance Teams. The teams performing included the Jazz Patriots Big Band, Jazz Patriots Combo, Vanguard Rock Band, Saxophone Quartet and the Liberty Brass Quintet. More than 650 people attended the concert.

The 440th Army Band is comprised of citizen soldiers who in civilian life are college students, educators, business men and women, and professional people. The Band has earned numerous awards including Outstanding North Carolina National Guard unit and has earned the Eisenhower trophy three times as an outstanding Army unit. In 2013 the 440th band received its 5th commander.

The 440th currently has 34 members and is now commanded by Chief Warrant Officer/CW2 Linda R. Horton. CW2 Horton is the first Female and African-American commander of the 440th Army Band. In her civilian life, she is supervisor for the North Carolina National Guard’s Human Resource Office.

For more information about upcoming events at The Centre, call 252-536-7239, 252-536-7234 or visit the HCC's website.
440th Army Band performs Pre-Independence Day Concert
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Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239