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Two free shows by veterans concert band

The Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band promotes patriotism through its music, honoring military service men and women. It will offer two free performances in Perham on May 1. Submitted photo

The Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band will give two free performances in Perham next Thursday, May 1.

The band is an all-volunteer, non-profit concert band with a mission to promote patriotism and honor military service men and women through music.

Patriotic songs are included in every performance, including marches and anthems. The group also plays Broadway show tunes, TV theme songs, big band swing, Dixieland, rock and roll and Latin music, sometimes with vocal accompaniment.

The concerts will be free and open to everyone. The first will be held at Perham Living at 7 p.m., followed by a second show at Perham Lakeside Golf Club at 8:25 p.m.

The performances are being sponsored by the Perham Lions.