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PEHS Band, Choir Appear at Outback Bowl in Tampa

Tune in at noon Wednesday to watch the game on ESPN.

The Marching Bengals, seen at the 2013 Plainfield Homecoming parade, and the PEHS choir are in Tampa for the Outback Bowl. Credit: Joel Craig
The Marching Bengals, seen at the 2013 Plainfield Homecoming parade, and the PEHS choir are in Tampa for the Outback Bowl. Credit: Joel Craig
While most of us are coping with cold and snow, members of the Plainfield East band and choir are in sunny Florida.

The 93-member band and 52 choir members were among the high school musicians chosen to perform during the halftime show during the Outback Bowl on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014,  in Tampa, Florida.

Director of Bands David Lesniak said the students are keeping busy while in Florida. So far, the band has performed during a parade at Disney's Magic Kingdom, and the choir was part of a candlelight procession at Epcot on Monday.

Tuesday, the student performers were due to take part in the Outback Bowl parade. 

On New Year's Day, they'll be part of the halftime show at the bowl game, which pits LSU against Iowa and kicks off at noon Central time Saturday, live on ESPN from Tampa.

Accompanying the students are Lesniak, Assistant Director of Bands Justin Koszarek, Choir Director Aubrey Dunham and 10 parent chaperones, according to Lesniak.

"It's been a great experience so far," Lesniak said."It's been a great experience so far. It's been really tiring, but the kids have performed really well and we're looking forward to some more."

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