Sequester hits crucial, life-saving services – like military bands?

By   /   March 6, 2013  /   No Comments

By Al Kamen | The Washington Post

The sequester seems to be taking its toll.

As we noted Monday, the Air Force has announced that it’s halting flyovers at football games and air shows, at least through the end of the fiscal year in September. The Thunderbirds, the aerial demonstration team known for its dizzying tricks, will be grounded, too.

Now we find that the country’s great military bands are taking a hit.

The famed U.S. Army band, “Pershing’s Own,” canceled its anniversary concert last weekend at the Strathmore Music Center in North Bethesda and is preparing to cancel other concerts as a result of federal budget uncertainties.

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