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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Marine Corps band from MCLB Albany gave a free show here at home before hitting the road to Vermont.     Tuesday, the band gave Marines and civilians at the base a sneak peak of that performance.    

Only twelve Marine installations around the country have bands.  They help with recruiting, showcase the talent of Marines, and invoke pride in our country and the Marine Corps.

Sgt. Jessica Hall said, "The Marine Corps band program is part of the recruiting effort.  People see us play, they're like, 'wow, look at those uniforms,' and a lot of people want to be a part of that."

Cpl. Jesse Bond said, "It's always been an inspiration for me to obtain that and now I'm living the dream, so it feels good."    

The band will perform at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont Monday.     This is the 4th year the band has made the trip.    

They'll perform two to three times a day at locations in Vermont Monday through Wednesday.

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