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Annual Pops Concert scheduled

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Brad Weil
The Northview High School band program will host its annual Pops Concert/Chicken Noodle Dinner Sunday, Feb. 27.

NHS band boosters will serve the dinner from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.

This year's guest artist will be trumpet player Staff Sgt. Brad Weil, who is a member of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band. The program was able to bring Weil to the event thanks to grant money it received from the Pepsi Refresh Everything Foundation.

Weil joined the band in November 2004. He is a 1998 graduate of Jasper High School.

He attended Indiana State University before transferring to Indiana University, earning a bachelor's degree in music performance in 2003.

Prior to joining the United States Marine Band, Weil performed with the Owensboro Symphony in Kentucky, the Fort Wayne Symphony and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

The United States Marine Band was founded in 1798 by an act of Congress and is the nation's oldest continuously active professional musical organization. It is composed of 130 musicians, five officers and one drum major. The band presents a regular concert season of more than 500 public performances.

Weil will perform with Northview and North Clay students in two concerts, which will take place in the school's auditorium.

The first concert is scheduled for 12:30 p.m., and will feature the North Clay seventh-grade band, the North Clay jazz band and the Northview band.

The second concert will take place at 2:30 p.m., and will feature the North Clay eighth-grade band, the Northview jazz band and the Northview band.

In addition, the Northview percussion ensemble, North Clay Cadet Corp, Northview Indoor Percussion unit and Northview Winter Guard have scheduled a performance in the high school gymnasium at 1:30 p.m.

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Awesome. What a great opportunity. Wish I were there instead of DC. The big question I have is...

"if Brad Weil is in the USMC why does the article neglect to tell us what his rank might be?" I am very proud of our Marine Corps and find myself wondering why this Marine isn't properly referenced. Just say'in......

-- Posted by baginss on Sun, Feb 20, 2011, at 7:33 PM

ditto to baginss....respect his rank!

-- Posted by hoosier01 on Sun, Feb 20, 2011, at 9:09 PM

He is a Staff Sergeant and his rank is in the flyers around town but must have been inadvertently left off in the article. So sorry for the error.

-- Posted by mbas on Mon, Feb 21, 2011, at 6:44 AM

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