The top Non-Commissioned Officers from the Florida Army National Guard this weekend are at Camp Blanding vying for the title of “Florida NCO of the year.” It is two days of physical competitions, weapons and skills contests, a six-mile “ruck” march and tests on Army regulations. Representing the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Pinellas Park, is Staff Sergeant Aidana Baez. She won NCO competitions at the company level and battalion level to earn the top brigade honor.
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will give a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W. The Ensemble and the Combo will feature a variety of styles in their performance.
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Choirs and Symphony Orchestra will present Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W. Tickets: $30, benefits SCF Foundation. Information: Neel box office, 941-752-5252.