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Concert by United States Marine Band Canceled

The concert by the United States Marine Band, "The President's Own," originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Washington Pavilion, has been canceled. The event, co-sponsored by Augustana, the Washington Pavilion and the Argus Leader, was scheduled as a part of this year's Viking Days festivities.

U.S. Marine Corps Public Affairs has released the following statement regarding the cancellation:   

"It is with sincere regret that we announce the cancellation of 'The President's Own' United States Marine Band's 2013 National Concert Tour to the Midwest. Budget cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011 necessitated this decision by the United States Marine Corps, and we apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation has on our sponsors and their communities. The U.S. Marine Band looks forward to bringing the music of 'The President's Own' back to these communities at the earliest opportunity. We thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter."

View a complete schedule of events for Viking Days.