Free tickets available for concert
There may not be a better (or more frugal) way to experience pre-Christmas cheer than to attend a free holiday concert scheduled for Dec. 14 in Basehor.
On Dec. 14, the Kansas Army National Guard 35th Infantry Band will perform a concert inside the auditorium at Basehor-Linwood High School, 2108 N.155th St.
The concert, co-sponsored by the Basehor Chamber of Commerce and The Sentinel, is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. The band will perform Christmas and patriotic numbers during the hour-long concert.
Admission is free and open to the public. However, tickets are required and can be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Kansas Army National Guard Band Tickets
c/o Basehor Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 35
Basehor, Kansas 66007
The Chamber of Commerce asks those sending off for tickets to include the number of tickets requested. A maximum of four tickets is allotted per request.
Each year, the Army's division band performs a December Christmas-themed concert. Typically, the concert takes place in the hometown of some of the band members.
Mark Hecht, a member of the band, has several relatives who live in Basehor, and Stan Jones, another band member, resides in Basehor.
The Army National Guard Band is based in Olathe and has performed throughout the Midwest as well as two tours on the East Coast and three international tours.