Veterans to be honored with free concert

Marshall University’s School of Music and Theatre will honor U.S. military veterans with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

“This Veterans Day Concert is a salute to veterans of our armed forces through music of the early big bands and other early 20th century jazz music,” said Dr. Martin Saunders, director of jazz studies at Marshall.

Prior to teaching at Marshall, Saunders spent seven years in the Air Force band program at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska. There, he performed primarily as the lead trumpeter and later became musical director for the Noteables jazz ensemble.

The concert, which will feature the Jazz I performers at Marshall, will be free and open to the public. Donations to the music program will be accepted.