Music Under the Alabama Stars returns for fall concert
September 13, 2012
FORT RUCKER, Ala. (September 13, 2012) -- Temperatures are cooling down and the 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band is taking advantage of the cooler climate to bring back the Music Under the Alabama Stars concert series to Howze Field Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m.
This performance will feature a music performance team that has yet to play for the concert series this year: the Blackout Brass Band, according to Sgt. 1st Class Joel Kosman, Operations NCOIC for the band.
"This [performance] will be a different experience for people from the previous Music Under the Alabama Stars performances," said Kosman. "[The brass band] will play very upbeat music and it's just something different that people don't get to hear very often."
The brass band was slated to make their MUTAS debut and feature their musical talents during a performance earlier in the year, but inclement weather prevented them from doing so. The upcoming performance is an opportunity for the band to show the people on Fort Rucker a different style of music.
"The style of music is funk and rock, and mostly instrumental," said Staff Sgt. Steven Coonley, leader of the Blackout Brass Band. "The music that we play is based on some other groups … like the Young Blood Brass Band and Soul Rebels, and I really think that people are going to enjoy it. We're going to play some tunes that they're going to recognize, from classic rock to pop, funk and jazz."
"We just want to show [the people on Fort Rucker] a good time and make them feel good during and after our performance," he said. "It's just a lot of fun to go out and perform for the people on post."