The 129th Army Band Direct Hit is to perform as part of Jazz on the Cumberland- Granville Fall Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 1.
The band will perform at 3:15 p.m. on the banks of the Cumberland River at Granville Veterans Park to honor all Veterans as part of an Appreciation Service. The soldiers are to march out in the middle of the bridge next to the park and drop a patriotic wreath into the water in memory of all Veterans.
Direct Hit is the R&B group of the 129th Army Band, Tennessee Army National Guard. Direct Hit is under the command of Chief Warrant Officer Billy Stepp and 1st Sgt. Paul E. Stevens.
Members are Sgt. 1st Class Richard Griffin, NCOIC/lead vocal; Sgt. 1st Class Richard Detwiler, Operations/electric bass; Sgt. 1st Class Richard Lutz, trombone; Staff Sgt. Kirk Ponder, trumpet; Staff Sgt. Brad Warren, sax; Sgt. Al Ward, guitar; and Spc. Robbie Marshall, drums.