The 234 th Army Band, nicknamed “Oregon’s Own” is the Oregon National Guard’s ambassadors to the State of Oregon. They will be performing a FREE concert at the Tower Theater on July 7th at 2pm. Organized in 1919, the band has seen duty in the Pacific during WWII and was awarded several citations including the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for service from October 17, 1944 to July 4, 1945. The band tours every summer as part of its Annual Training, performing concerts for the citizens of Oregon and beyond. “Oregon’s Own” was reorganized to the 234 th Army Band on May 17, 1947 and has been proudly serving Oregon for 100 years as one of the top bands in the nation.
This year’s program features music by John Williams, Julie Giroux, and Glen Miller, mixed in with rousing marches, patriotic selections, and a tribute to all Service Members of Oregon and beyond.