The Marine Corps Band performs at Pattonville

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






A few members get solos.

The Marines are not just people that risk their lives for us. Some are also musicians.

The Marine Corps Band performed in the high school auditorium during 2nd and 3rd hour on Dec. 12 to classes that signed up to attend.

Playing about five songs including a Christmas medley featuring This Christmas, Sleigh Ride, and Jingle Bells, students were cheering as individual solos occurred like the saxophone, drums, and trumpet.

Senior Gisele Hinojosa attended the concert and thought the band was very interesting.

“I was not aware that the military had people who went in to play in a band,” she said. “I think that is what is so great about joining the military. Everyone, no matter what kind of talents or skills they posses, have a place to join.”

Between songs, a Marine explained what it’s like to go through the basic training and musical training in order to be part of something so big and powerful.

The band that performed is based in New Orleans and is made up of dedicated Marines that are from many different places in the United States.

The Marines explained opportunities given to them by being in the band.

As a member of the Marines, they get trained to be in the armed forces, earn college scholarships, and even get to travel all over the world to play and protect the United States of America.

If students are interested in learning about opportunities to them to join the Marines after high school, they can contact their local recruiter and find out more. The Marines also visit the high school and have a table set up occasionally in the Commons during lunches.

 

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • The Marine Corps Band performs at Pattonville

    Entertainment

    VIDEO Pirate Walk with Derrick Boyce III

  • The Marine Corps Band performs at Pattonville

    Entertainment

    First semester of high school comes to an end for freshmen

  • The Marine Corps Band performs at Pattonville

    Entertainment

    Chamber choir performs at Powell Symphony Hall

  • The Marine Corps Band performs at Pattonville

    Entertainment

    Students rehearse for Beauty and the Beast

  • The Marine Corps Band performs at Pattonville

    Entertainment

    Hoormann is looking forward to Winter Break

  • The Marine Corps Band performs at Pattonville

    Entertainment

    Pattonville students and staff tell what they want for Christmas

  • The Marine Corps Band performs at Pattonville

    Entertainment

    Yearbook staff has Secret Pals party to end the semester

  • The Marine Corps Band performs at Pattonville

    Entertainment

    MULTIMEDIA Balancing school and sports can be challenging for student-athletes

  • The Marine Corps Band performs at Pattonville

    Entertainment

    Sam Shull is stealing the show

  • The Marine Corps Band performs at Pattonville

    Entertainment

    The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear

The Student News Site of Pattonville High School
The Marine Corps Band performs at Pattonville