Legendary rock group Kansas to perform with US Army Band "Pershing's Own"
October 6, 2011
The rock band Kansas will perform a concert with the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" at Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
The "Carry On" concert is a special, one-time-only event, and is Kansas' way to honor veterans, military personnel and their families, according to Scott Radosevich from the Army Entertainment Division of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command in San Antonio, Texas.
"This will be one of the most exciting concerts we've ever done," said Phil Ehart, Kansas' original drummer. "It is such an honor for us to play with this esteemed group of musicians on stage, at Constitution Hall, on Veteran's Day no less!"
The show is free to veterans, active-duty service members, DOD civilian employees and their families.
Kansas is touring this year with founding singer/keyboardist Steve Walsh, original guitarist Richard Williams, violinist David Ragsdale and bassist Billy Greer, with Ehart on the drums. Kansas has written and performed such classic songs such as "Point of Know Return" and "Carry On Wayward Son." They have produced multiple gold and platinum albums and the million-selling gold single, "Dust in the Wind."
The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" has been the premier musical organization of the U.S. Army since 1922. Army Chief of Staff General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing founded the band, emulating European military bands he had heard during World War I.
"We've already thought of a couple of very cool musical surprises that you'll not see or hear at any other Kansas symphonic concerts," said Ehart. "This one will be a one-of-a-kind event."
The event was made possible by a partnership with the Army Entertainment Division and Kansas' promoter, Glenn Smith Presents, Inc.
Tickets will be available starting Oct. 11, 2011. Visit ArmyMWR.com for a complete listing of ticket locations, or call the Joint Base Fort Myer/Henderson Hall Community Center at 703-696-3469 for more information.