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Locals to play with Army Band at concert

LAWRENCEVILLE — Sixteen local students are expected to perform with the United States Army Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus today during the Daily Post’s Veterans Day concert at 7 p.m. The concert, held at the Gwinnett Center, features the official musical ambassadors of the Army presenting a diverse program of marches, overtures, popular music, patriotic selections and instrumental and vocal solos.

The students, including vocalists and instrumentalists, are from Brookwood, Buford and Collins Hill high schools and are set to perform during at least one number. They are Charis Hanson and Kristen Knowles, both on flute, Eddie Lee and Matthew Gates playing clarinet, Matthew Huff on bassoon, Jack Thorpe on tenor sax, Ian Taylor playing baritone sax, Brooke Mason and Everett Reiff on trumpet, Lauren Mayo on horn, Brandon Booth on euphonium and Brady Weiler playing tuba.

Also performing with the Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus are soprano Emily Gordon, alto Katie Turner, tenor Robert Marshall and bass Max Cohen.

Attendees are asked to be in their seats 15 minutes prior to the concert. Canned food donations will also be accepted as part of Holtkamp Heating and Air Conditioning’s Gwinnett Can Challenge.