The Army band will play a free concert at SUNY Oneonta on Saturday, Aug. 17, to honor local veterans.
The 10th Mountain Division Band, a Watertown-based jazz ensemble, will take the stage in the Alumni Field House at 7:30 p.m. and perform military marches and music, according to Unadilla resident Gene Schmidt, who organized the event.
“It’s just another thing to do for veterans,” Schmidt said.
A Vietnam veteran himself, Schmidt previously coordinated a memorial for local Vietnam veterans at Neahwa Park, brought the travelling Vietnam Memorial Wall to the area and arranged a welcome party for Frank Romeo, a veteran who trekked across the state this spring to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder.
“Let’s fill the Field House to honor our veterans,” Schmidt said.
Attendance is free, but tickets are required.
Tickets are available at the following locations:
• Brooks' House of Bar-B-Q, Oneonta
• Scoville-Meno Honda in Oneonta
• Pizza Land in Oneonta
• Valero in Oneonta
• NAPA Auto Parts in Oneonta
• The Undercover Eggplant Co., Oneonta
• Speedway, Oneida St. in Oneonta
• The Catalog Outlet, Oneonta
• Daddy Al’s General Store, Oneonta
• Smokers Choice, Oneonta
• Five Star Subaru, Oneonta
• Oneonta Veterans Club
• The Daily Star
• NBT Bank, Chestnut St. in Oneonta
• New York state Department Of Labor, Oneonta
• Crystal Palace Barber Shop, Oneonta
• Community Bank, Main St. in Oneonta
• Munson's True Value, Oneonta
• New York state Division of Veterans' Affairs, Oneonta
• The Salvation Army, Oneonta
• Jake’s Deli in Otego
• The Milford Corner Store
• Community Bank, Milford
• Hometown Oneonta, Cooperstown
• Royal Ford Motors, Cooperstown
• Unadilla Hardware & Repair
• Red’s Barber Shop, Unadilla
• CarQuest Auto Parts, Unadilla
• Gates-Cole Insurance, Sidney
• Trackside Dining, Sidney
• Sidney American Legion Post 217