Topic: 101st Airborne Division Band
Clarksville, TN – By all accounts, this year’s Riverfest was a big success. The weather was perfect, attendance was strong, and the entertainment was top-notch.
Three days of activities began Thursday evening with the annual Riverfest Juried Art Show at Wilma Rudolph Event Center. Kara Zahn and her team did a great job this year, bringing in a full house to view dozens of entries in multiple categories and age divisions.
Clarksville’s Riverfest Celebrates it’s 32nd anniversary
Clarksville, TN – Join the City of Clarksville and Miller Lite along the banks of the Cumberland River to celebrate Clarksville’s river heritage and the 32nd anniversary of the annual Riverfest Celebration, September 5th-7th, 2019.
This free, three-day music and arts festival features three stages of diverse local and nationally known entertainers and cultural groups, plus delicious food and fun for the entire family.
Fort Campbell, KY – On Thursday, July 4th, 2019, Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will host an Independence Day “Salute to the Nation” consisting of a special ceremony, concerts and a fireworks display. The event and activities are free to enter and open to the public.
Festivities commence at 1:00pm on the Division Parade Field located at 47th Street and Desert Storm Avenue, with a carnival running until midnight. The 101st Airborne Division Band will open the evening of music at 5:00pm, followed by a welcome ceremony at 6:00pm.
Fort Campbell, KY – On June 2nd through June 6th, an Independence Week Carnival will be hosted by the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the Fort Campbell Division Parade Field located at 47th Street and Desert Storm Avenue. The celebration includes an Independence Day ceremony, July 4th. The event is free to enter and open to the public.
Thursday, July 4th the carnival is open from 1:00pm to midnight. The 101st Airborne Division Band will open the evening of music at 5:00pm at the parade field followed by a welcome ceremony at 6:00pm Clayton Quisenberry hits the stage at 6:30pm.
Written by Maria McClure
Hopkinsville, KY – U.S. Army Spc. Aidan Sandel, 101st Airborne Division Band, stood at the ready holding his bugle Saturday, December 15th, 2018, before the Wreaths Across America remembrance wreath-laying ceremony at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West.
He would play “Taps” as the ceremony drew to an end.
“It is a great honor, absolutely,” Sandel said of being part of the ceremony. “‘Taps’ is kind of a precarious piece to play. There is always that little bit of worry that it will not sound right.”
To ensure he gets the notes just right, Sandel said he practices the poignant bugle call often.
Written by Mari-Alice Jasper
Fort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Soldiers, veterans, community members and Fort Campbell leadership gathered Saturday, December 15th, 2018, at 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Headquarters to honor the fallen during a Wreaths Across America ceremony.
Fort Campbell hosted the event that was part of the Clarksville Sunrise Rotary club’s participation in the worldwide wreath-laying effort. This year, more than 2 million volunteers visited about 1,400 locations around the globe to place wreaths.
Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
Written by Sgt. Patrick Kirby
Fort Campbell, KY – Select members of the 101st Airborne Division Band known as the Big 5 headed to Nashville Friday for a recording session at Columbia Studio A.
Columbia Studio A is part of Belmont University and the recording session provided a mutual training opportunity during which musicians of the 101st and Belmont graduate students could collaborate on a project.
The project: Record “Light of a Gold Star,” a song written by Air Force Lt. Col. John Stea, a Kentucky Air National Guard flight surgeon. Stea wrote the song as a tribute to Gold Star Families.
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host the Annual Division Tree Lighting Ceremony to kick off the holiday season on Friday, December 7th, 2018 at Division Headquarters.
The ceremony will begin at 5:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.
The ceremony will include holiday music from the 101st Airborne Division Band, season’s greetings from Fort Campbell and 101st Airborne Division leadership, caroling, holiday activities, a surprise visitor from the North Pole and more.
Fort Campbell, KY – On Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 Fort Campbell will hold the annual Retiree Appreciation Day beginning at 8:00am.
This event is free to enter and open to all retirees and their Families. The Retiree Appreciation Day will be held at the Soldier Support Center located at 2702 Michigan Avenue, Fort Campbell, KY.
Retirees are an important part of the Fort Campbell community, as such the installation’s Retirement and Separation Services will host an annual appreciation day specifically designed to benefit retirees and their Families.
City of Clarksville Independence Day Celebration
Clarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville commemorated the July 4th holiday with their 11th annual Independence Day Celebration at Liberty Park on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018. Festivities began at 5:30pm with kids activities and music at the Liberty Park Amphitheater.
The free concert was part of Clarksville’s Road to Riverfest concert series. The 101st Airborne Division Band kicked things off and then at 8:00pm, Carl Wockner took the stage playing his own style of acoustical folk/pop music.
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