OCSA students happily join forces with U.S. military musicians – Orange County Register

Earlier this summer, nearly 100 student musicians from the Orange County School of the Arts traveled to Washington, D.C., to play alongside some of their role models.

During the five-day trip, they were guests of the U.S. Air Force Band, the U.S. Navy Band and “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band. They received behind-the-scenes access to rehearsals and performances in private facilities that are normally closed to the public and participated in workshops and side-by-side performances with the military musicians. Highlights included performing with the U.S. Army Field Band and “Pershing’s Own” U.S. Army Band at the University of Maryland and George Mason University.

Shelby Ogasawara (SO),  Kendall Lowery (KL) and Jason Cohen (JC) were asked to share their thoughts on the experience.

Q: What has it…

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