The Jefferson Performing Arts Society has announced that they will be hosting a free concert on Monday, November 14 at 7 p.m. at their Jefferson Performing Arts Center in Metairie. The concert will feature the Marine Forces Reserve Concert Band, with special appearances from Louisiana Poet Laureate Mona Lisa Saloy and Miss Louisiana KT Scannell.
The Marine Forces Reserve Concert Band consists of active-duty Marines currently stationed at the Marine Corps Support Facility in New Orleans. The band, which is a branch of the MarineForces Reserve, travels across the state and provides musical support to numerous Marine branches. Poet Laureate Mona Lisa Saloy is a celebrated poet, educator, and scholar, whose work has appeared in many journals and anthologies. Miss Louisiana KT Scannell is a Livingston Parish native, and founded the Pollination of Letters of Encouragement initiative to connect veterans to younger generations.
A Special Performance Open to the Public
Louisiana Poet Laureate Saloy will open the concert with a reading of poems honoring United States veterans, followed by Scannell who will lead audience members into a performance of the Pledge of Allegiance. Finally, the Marine Forces Reserve Concert Band will perform under the direction of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen J. Talbot along with Bandmaster Master Sergeant Justin A. Hauser.
The performance is free for all, and the Jefferson Performing Arts Society encourages guests of all ages to attend. Due to limited seating, reservations are required to attend the event.
To make your reservation or learn more about the concert and its special guests, visit here.