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The program covers classic and contemporary selections by such musical luminaries as
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Question -- How often does the band roll through our corner of the United States, in the Southeast?
Answer -- The
Q. -- What special knack does joining this group take?
A. -- They all audition. ... Most of them have a master's degree in music. They're professional musicians and fantastic musicians, and now they do this so we can represent the
Q. -- With the wealth of a catalog of music and styles
A. -- They're always changing what they do to keep things interesting and to keep the crowds interested. ... There's something for everybody. ... At each concert, you can hear jazz standards, vocals and some patriotic music. Also, we'll always play the national anthem for the start of each concert, and we always close with the "Armed Forces Medley," so it's a great way not only to perform a great concert of music, but also to recognize the soldiers at home and abroad, and recognize all veterans for their sacrifices.
Q. -- Amid the band's busy schedule -- a show nightly across the Carolinas and
A. -- Every now and then. For the most part, they are playing a different town every night; they're driving during the day and performing at night. That allows them to play for the most amount of cities and most amount of people on every tour. ...
What is great about traveling the way we do is getting to meet so many people and seeing so many different parts of the country. Sometimes you sort of forget how big this country is. ...
Sometimes, ... we meet veterans who want to share their experiences. It's great to know that bringing part of the
Q. -- Has the travel agenda taken the group overseas of late, or are such treks in the works?
A. -- It's mostly in the continental
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