202nd Army Band performs for Armed Forces Service banquet

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Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Steve Baker, 202nd Army Band

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Gregory Stepp, commander of the Kentucky National Guard’s 202nd Army Band conducts bandsmen during the 2011 Armed Forces Day ceremony at the Galt House in Louisville, Ky. The 202nd Army Band provides musical support throughout the state of Kentucky year-round for ceremonies and celebrations.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 20, 2011) – The Kentucky National Guard’s   202nd Army Band,  performed at the 92nd annual Armed Forces Day ceremony at the Galt House in Louisville, Ky.

“It is an honor to pay tribute to all Service members past, present and future,” said Staff Sgt. Kelly Diamond,  202nd Army Band tuba player.

Directed by Chief Warrant Officer 4 Gregory Stepp, commander of the 202nd Army Band, the Kentucky Guardsmen honored attendees by playing the Service song from each of the five Service branches. The band also provided ceremonial music including a rendition of Taps to remember the fallen Kentuckians.

“Being able to see positive response to the musical support and ceremonial enhancement that the band can provide is my personal reward,” said Diamond.

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