Last week, the Bellwood-Antis band had a visitor from the military.
Sergeant Louis Boff, a recruiter, came in to talk to the band students about the MUOP- Musician Enlistment Option Program.
He spoke to students about the opportunities of being a musician in the military. He informed the students about what all you had to do to become a musician in the military, and everything you can do there. You would expect to have two performances each day, and they even have a jazz group.
There are many opportunities, including aid for your college tuition.
“This recruiter let students know about a great option for a career in music. Military musicians have a much more stable career path than other professional performers. It’s also a great way for a musician to serve their country,” said Mr. Sachse.
After the presentation, some students showed some interest in performing in a military ensemble someday.
Angela Young said, “It was a great presentation. He told us a lot and it was very interesting to learn about. I really enjoyed it.”
At the end of the presentation, SGT Boff also challenged the students to a push-up contest. Jeremy Morrissey won with thirty-five push-ups and received a t-shirt.