Salute the sound: Where veterans rock, and dreams take flight

Kimberly Meyer


A free spirit with an old soul, Kimberly connects with people through music:
the universal language.

Kimberly has been singing and playing music since she was a little girl growing up near Royal, NE. Every Saturday morning, her mother would drive her the 14 miles to and from piano lessons in early elementary school and continued through high school. Even in those early high school years, Kimberly was already accompanying her peers on piano for contest solos, ensemble concerts, weddings, and more.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of South Dakota, furthering her musical knowledge studying piano, clarinet, and voice. While there, she honed her skills by performing in both collegiate and professional ensembles to include the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Sioux City Municipal Band.

After obtaining her music degree, Kimberly wanted to continue her performance experience by enlisting into the South Dakota Army National Guard as a musician in the 147th Army Band based out of Mitchell, SD. She continues to serve with this unit performing for both military and community concerts as the lead vocalist in the 147th’s country/classic rock band or playing clarinet in the concert band. She frequently performs the National Anthem for both military and civilian events. Her most notable performance to date was at the start of the 2019 PGA World Tour, which was televised on the Golf Channel.

Although she is classically trained, Kimberly is highly versed in her true love of the contemporary genres of country and rock, singing and playing a variety of instruments such as guitar, piano, and even the occasional banjo. She has over 20 years of performance experience entertaining as both a soloist at private events or the frontwoman of cover bands in front of much larger crowds in the thousands. The most recent band was South Dakota's premier cover band, Black Water Band.

When Kimberly is not performing, she spends her afternoons teaching private lessons in honor of her late piano teacher who was the first to encourage her to teach. She specializes in teaching beginner to intermediate piano, holding an average of 20-30 lessons per week.

So whether it's touching hearts at special events, honoring the flag with our National Anthem, teaching piano lessons to children and adults, playing military marches on clarinet, or rocking out onstage with powerful vocals that cut through the soul, her specialty is versatility.


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