Armed forces salute Oct. 6 |

Armed forces salute Oct. 6

Randy Westergren, left, and Robbie Longacre are two of the talented musicians of Nevada Union High School who will play an Armed Forces salute, swing dance classics and hits by Stevie Wonder during the band program’s Ice Cream Social, 6 to 9 in the NU multipurpose room. Cost is $5, and ice cream is all-you-can-eat.
Submitted photo by Trina Kleist |

Young musicians in the Nevada Union High School Instrumental Music Program will be honoring those who have served in the United States Armed Forces today as part of their Ice Cream Social Concert. The event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today in the high school’s multi-purpose room. The Ice Cream Social includes all-you-can-eat ice cream, with a choice of toppings. The cost is $5 per person.

Students in the school’s symphonic, jazz and marching bands will also play swing dance classics and Stevie Wonder hits.

The concert is an important fundraiser that supports music in area public schools. Instrument repair, new instrument purchases, new music, choreography for the color guard, uniform replacement and travel to regional competitions are all paid for entirely by funds raised at this and other band events during the year.

These young musicians also are available to play for holiday parties and other private events. For more information on supporting music our public schools or sponsoring a specific instrument purchase, visit or contact NU band director Ken Carter at 530-273-4431. Nevada Union High School is located at 11761 Ridge Road in Grass Valley.

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