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Virgin Islands Band sets Bradwell Park concert
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Downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park will come alive with a calypso rhythm and the smooth sound of steel drums at a "Lunchtime Concert in the Park" on Thursday, July 10.
The 73rd Army National Guard Band from the U.S. Virgin Islands will take a break from their annual training scheduled on Fort Stewart from June 29-July 12 to share their island music with the community.  
The 32-member unit representing both St. Thomas and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, consists of three ensembles including a concert band, calypso combo and steel band ensemble. The band has developed an impressive record, having performed in the Bahamas, Chile, Bolivia, Honduras, Jamaica and Africa as well as throughout the Caribbean and United States at numerous military installations and embassies.
The band will perform variety of selections from all three groups from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. You can bring your own picnic lunch or purchase from the downtown eateries and food vendors.  Tables and chairs will be available. The "Lunchtime Concert in the Park" series is a new addition to Hinesville's downtown scene, and is sponsored by the Coastal Courier, Hinesville Area Arts Council and the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority. The sponsor of this concert is CenturyTel, formerly Coastal Communications. For more information, call Vicki Davis at 877-4332 or email Food vender applications are now being accepted.

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