Marine Corps band hits the road - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Marine Corps band hits the road

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.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Murder trial hits a snag when witness won't testify

    Murder trial hits a snag when witness won't testify

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-05-23 01:50:30 GMT
    (Source: Dougherty Co. Sheriff)(Source: Dougherty Co. Sheriff)

    Monday went quickly for jurors in this case.  The judge dismissed them around noon, after one of the eye-witnesses who is behind bars refused to go to the trial.

    More >>

    Monday went quickly for jurors in this case.  The judge dismissed them around noon, after one of the eye-witnesses who is behind bars refused to go to the trial.

    More >>
  • Woman killed in fall from billboard

    Woman killed in fall from billboard

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:22:17 GMT
    It happened near Loch Laurel Road (Source: Google Maps)It happened near Loch Laurel Road (Source: Google Maps)

    Preliminary investigations revealed the female victim fell from a billboard while conducting routine maintenance, and suffered fatal injury, according to Lowndes County Coroner Austin J. Fiveash.

    More >>

    Preliminary investigations revealed the female victim fell from a billboard while conducting routine maintenance, and suffered fatal injury, according to Lowndes County Coroner Austin J. Fiveash.

    More >>
  • Lowndes Co. Officials warn community after rabies attack

    Lowndes Co. Officials warn community after rabies attack

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:06:43 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Health officials are urging you to be careful around wildlife and stray animals, after a South Georgia family was attacked by a fox with rabies. This happened last Thursday on Cotton Avenue in Lake Park. A man and his dog were attacked by the fox when they went outside their house. Lowndes County animal service employees said the fox's test came back positive for Rabies. "Once someone really becomes infected with the rabies virus and it develops into the disease.

    More >>

    Health officials are urging you to be careful around wildlife and stray animals, after a South Georgia family was attacked by a fox with rabies. This happened last Thursday on Cotton Avenue in Lake Park. A man and his dog were attacked by the fox when they went outside their house. Lowndes County animal service employees said the fox's test came back positive for Rabies. "Once someone really becomes infected with the rabies virus and it develops into the disease.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly