Music from the military

"We just have to provide space and an audience," Lesser said.

To be part of the audience, people just have to call The Egg box office and ask for tickets, Lesser said. They will be mailed. He expects a big crowd and encouraged people to show up early so that if any seats are unfilled, additional tickets can be given out.

Those who do get to see the show can expect a good time, Lesser said.

"They're supposed to be one of the top-notch bands in the country," he said.

The band does some patriotic tunes, such as "Stars and Stripes Forever," but the show actually includes a wide range of numbers. A sample program includes songs by everyone from John Phillip Sousa to Billy Joel to Miles Davis, Lesser said.

In fact, while he balked at using a clichE, "It's really, really something for everyone," he said, noting that the concert "is definitely rousing enough" to keep kids entertained.

The band's command and conductor, Col. Thomas H. Palmatier, is from Ballston Spa. He was appointed to the position in 2007.

The U.S. Army Field Band will perform with the Soldiers' Chorus at The Egg on Saturday, March 7, at 3 p.m. For tickets, call The Egg box office at 473-1845.""

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