Southern Miss Trombone Choir to Perform at DCI Event July 27

Southern Miss Trombone Choir to Perform at DCI Event July 27

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi

Prior to the 2016 Drum Corps International Tour performance at M.M. Roberts Stadium on July 27 at 7 p.m., The University of Southern Mississippi Trombone Choir will be joined by School of Music alumni to perform the National Anthem.

Organized by faculty member Dr. Ben McIlwain, 28 alumni and current students of the Southern Miss trombone studio will perform a special arrangement of the anthem by former director of The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, Dr. Roderick A. Harkins, who dedicated it to retired professor of trombone, Dr. Marta Hofacre.

The choir includes:

*Scott Anderson, current student

*Billy Bargetzi, alumni (Class of 1991)

*Robert Byrd, alumni (Class of 1993)

*Robert Cook, alumni (Class of 1997)

*Starnes Dees, current student

*Leah Dueitt, current student

*Keith Elder, alumni (Class of 1996)

*Robert Forbes, alumni (Class of 1991)

*David Hale, alumni (Class 2013)

*Carmine Harrell, current student

*Paul Harrison, alumni (Class of 1990)

*Matt Hasler, current student

*Spencer Hudson, current student

*Brandon Jenkins, current student

*Adam Johnson, current student

*Taylor Jones, current student

*Thomas Ly, current student

*Keith Lyons, alumni (Class of 1997)

*Corey Marshall, alumni (Class of 2013)

*Katherine Martin, alumni (Class of 2016)

*Grayson Mayne, current student

*Josh Mize, current student

*Kyle Moore, current student

*Erica Nichols, current student

*Alex Petersen, current student

*Lara Pitts, alumni (Class of 2015)

*Don Snowden, alumni (Class of 1981)

*Clifton Taylor, alumni (Class of 1990)

*Ben McIlwain, conductor

Tickets to the Drum Corp performance may be ordered online at www.dci.org. On the day of the show, tickets are only available at the door.