By Associated Press - Thursday, June 19, 2014

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota National Guard’s 188th Army Band is performing in several North Dakota cities this week as part of their training.

Performances will take place in Bismarck on June 19 and 20, Stanley on June 20, Parshall on June 21 and Minot on June 22.

The 188th Army Band dates back to 1887. Its official mission is to provide music to instill morale in troops and entertain civilian audiences at home. Members of the188th Army Band have served in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo. The band was ordered to active duty to assist with floods in North Dakota in 2009 and 2011.

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