Live at Heritage Center presents 34th Army Band Patriotic Concert

May 22, 2014 | Kristi Lynch

The University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, in cooperation with TH Media, presents a special Live at Heritage Center summer music presentation on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. The Iowa Army National Guard’s 34th Army Band makes a special appearance with a patriotic concert in John and Alice Butler Hall. The performance will feature opening music by “The Patriots” Drum and Fife Ensemble followed by the full 36-piece Concert Band.


WHAT:           Live at Heritage Center34th Army Band (Iowa Army National Guard)

WHEN:            Sunday, June 29, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center

TICKETS:       Free Admission – tickets required; some restrictions apply


The 34th Army Band is stationed in Fairfield, Iowa, and is the only military band in the state of Iowa. The band is currently under the command and direction of CW2 Kent C. Wesselink, of Eagle Grove, Iowa and 1SG Brent T. Krumboltz of Beardstown, Illinois. The mission of the band is to provide music throughout the spectrum of military operations and instill in our soldiers the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens, and promote our national interests at home and abroad. The 34th Army Band is made up of citizen soldiers whose civilian occupations include teachers, salesmen, corporate management, engineers, and students.  Members of the band reside throughout Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and Nebraska. The 34th Army Band has performed in various locations across Iowa, the continental United States, and overseas.


Music for the concert at Heritage Center will be selected from among the following repertoire with featured vocal and instrumental soloists:

  • “Patriotic Medley”, arr. Villenara
  • “The Star Spangled Banner”, DoD Version
  • “The Trombone King”, Karl L. King
  • “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”, Traditional, arr. Steve Rouse
  • “Midway March”, John Williams, arr. John Moss
  • “Unforgettable”, Irving Gordon, arr. Mashima
  • “His Honor”, Henry Fillmore, ed. Frederick Fennell
  • “The American Drummer”, Traditional, arr. Webber
  • “Armed Forces on Parade”, Traditional
    • Marine Corps: “The Marine’s Hymn”
    • Navy: “Anchors Aweigh”
    • Air Force: “Official US Air Force Song”
    • Coast Guard: “Semper Paratus”
    • Army: “The Army Goes Rolling Along”
  • God Bless The USA – Lee Greenwood 
  • America the Beautiful, arr. Carmen Dragon
  • Stars & Stripes Forever, John Phillip Sousa


Admission is free. Ticket distribution begins Monday, June 2. Tickets are available for pick-up at Heritage Center’s Farber Box Office during summer box office hours or online anytime at  A limit of four tickets per household does apply. Tickets may not be ordered over the phone and no tickets will be placed on hold. Doors will open at 1:15 p.m. and all ticket holders must be seated by 1:45 p.m. Patrons without tickets will be seated from 1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All seating is general admission, first-come, first-served, subject to availability. Seats may not be saved for patrons who have not yet arrived. Ticket holders will be given seating priority, but some restrictions may apply.


For further information, call 563.585.SHOW or visit the box office at 2255 Bennett Street, Dubuque, Monday-Friday, 12:00-2:30 p.m. The box office also opens 90 minutes prior to events.


TH Media serves as Heritage Center’s premier media partner in conjunction with this event.