The Greater Augusta Arts Council will submit this open letter to the Fort Gordon leadership as part of the case for the continued existence of the Signal Corps Band in a meeting on March 16, 2018. In addition to this open letter from our executive director, the Arts Council started a petition to allow the community to show their support for the Band. With strong backing from Augusta residents, we hope the US Army will reconsider their decision to discontinue the Signal Corps Band at Fort Gordon Please sign the petition and add your thoughts, and share with fellow arts supporters today!
As of noon on March 13, 2018, 1,000 people have signed the Arts Council’s petition to support the Signal Corps Band at Fort Gordon. The petition, which was started by the Arts Council in January, urges the community to share their thoughts on the Fort Gordon band and the importance of their work in the Augusta community. Read more for the comments shared by supporters of this petition.
Artwork by local artist Colleen Beyer Stewart is now on display at the Chamber of Commerce Gallery, located in the offices of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce. The show, titled “Entangled” features works Beyer produced as part of her MFA thesis project, which references natural forms, twisted tree branches and floral elements.
Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Market applications open now, Introducing the Artist Member Directory, Georgia Humanities Grants, help us get 1000 signatures to support the Signal Corps!
Sign this petition to show your support for the Fort Gordon Army Band! Set for dissolution in 2019, the Greater Augusta Arts Council believes the Army Band is an important element of our arts and cultural community in Augusta and the CSRA. We urge concerned arts supporters to contact their representatives and city leaders to emphasize their support for the Army Band.