208th Army Band

The 208th Army Band is coming to Lexington Memorial Day weekend to help honor the military personnel who fought for the country. First Presbyterian Church is once again hosting the 208th Army Band at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 26 as part of its Memorial Day weekend celebration. The event is free and open to the public. The church is at 300 S. Main St.

This will be the fourth year for the band to present a program of patriotic music. The musical styles presented will include concert music, military marches, various ensembles, rock and jazz.

“For each of the last three years, the concert was wonderful and so well attended by the Lexington community that we have decided to make it an annual event.” said First Presbyterian Church Pastor Lee Zehmer. “This concert is one way that we can recognize the sacrifice of those who have served to preserve our freedom, and it is our gift to Lexington.”

The 208th Army Band, out of Concord, has a history dating back to 1956. Its mission is to promote the pride, fellowship and common loyalty of military personnel, while also serving as an ambassador of the Army. The band performs at military functions and civilian performances and travels throughout the Southeast.