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42nd Infantry Division Band to perform free concert at Smith Opera House on Aug. 3  (July 25, 2018)

GENEVA, NY — The 42nd Infantry Division Band will perform a free concert open to the public on Friday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St. in Geneva.

The 42nd Infantry Division Band is the musical ambassador for the 42nd Infantry Division (M), New York Army National Guard. The majority of these skilled musicians are versatile on more than one instrument, which enables the band to perform for various types of military and civic functions. The band drills one weekend per month and has 14 days of active duty per year.

The 42nd Infantry Division Band has a long, proud history since World War II of providing music to troops and civic events. Most of the band’s travel is within New York State but the 42nd Infantry Division Band has been called upon to travel to Virginia, Germany and Iraq.

The 42nd Infantry Division Band is under the command of Chief Warrant Officer Mark L. Kimes and First Sergeant Leslie G. Saroka.

Admission is free for this event, and no tickets are necessary. For more information, go to

The Smith Center for the Arts, stewards of the historic Smith Opera House, provides diverse arts and educational enrichment opportunities year-round for Finger Lakes residents and visitors. The Smith Opera House is at 82 Seneca St. in Geneva, NY. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call 315-781-5483 during box office hours or visit

The 42nd Infantry Division Band will perform at the Smith Opera House in Geneva on Aug. 3. The concert is free and open to the public. Photo provided by 42nd Infantry Division Band.