Members of the 100th Army Band’s brass quintet “Gold Reserve” presented an educational program as part of Jessamine County School’s arts academies Wednesday, Oct. 24, at West Jessamine Middle School for students from both East Jessamine and West Jessamine middle schools.
As members of the United States Army, the soldiers travel and perform all over the United States, supporting both military and community events. The band is headquartered at Fort Knox.
“Students not only got a chance to hear professional musicians; they also got to learn about careers in both the military and as a musician,” said Matt LaBarbara, West Middle band director. “The program focused on the different purposes of music and what a brass quintet is, what it does and how the Army utilizes it.”