Musician 1st Class Renee DeBoer is coming home to Missouri while on tour with the United States Navy Band. The state was chosen to host two of the 21 concerts in 12 states by the U.S. Navy Band during the 2018 tour, one of the Navy's signature outreach programs.

The U.S. Navy Concert Band performance in Kansas City will be at 7 p.m., March 6, in Helzberg Hall of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Another concert will be in St. Louis.

Raised in Independence and Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, DeBoer is a graduate of Blue Springs High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in music from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and a master's degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where she was also awarded a Performer's Certificate.

Prior to joining the Navy Band in 2011, DeBoer was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida, the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Symphony in Japan, and the New Symphony of Arlington in Texas. In addition, she has performed with the Toronto, Kansas City, Green Bay Symphony, Palm Beach and the Dallas Wind Symphonies.

The Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire. As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events for nearly 90 years.

All Navy Band performances are free and open to the public.