Southern Pride members to perform with GSU alumnae on Letterman | News
STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Four drummers from the Georgia Southern University Southern Pride Marching Band will accompany country music singer, songwriter and Georgia Southern alumnae Elizabeth Cook when she performs on the Late Show with David Letterman March 14.
The Marching Band members who will perform with Cook include:
- Sergio Arreguin of Baxley, GSU junior, Music Education
- Trey Exley of Rincon, GSU senior, Exercise Science
- Jose Morales of Richmond Hill, GSU senior, Communication Arts
- Jimmy Rotureau of Guyton, GSU junior, Nursing
Each of the members was chosen by the band director, Colin McKenzie, DMA, based on seniority, leadership and academic performance, among others factors.
Cook grew up in rural Florida where her musician parents met while playing in local country bars. She tours worldwide, including well more than 200 performances at The Grand Ole Opry. Cook currently hosts, “Apron Strings”, weekday mornings on Sirius XM's Outlaw Country channel. Her latest EP, Gospel Plow, is some of her favorite Southern Gospel.
Cook is a 1996 graduate of Georgia Southern with dual degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Systems.
The band members will depart for New York on March 12 and will rehearse with Cook on March 13.
“This will be the first trip to New York City for most of these students,” stated McKenzie in a news release. We are extremely thankful for Elizabeth including us in this opportunity as it is an exciting and unique opportunity for our students to represent Georgia Southern University on a national stage.”
The show will air at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT on CBS.
For more information about Elizabeth Cook, visit www.elizabeth-cook.com.
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