Published Saturday, February 23, 2013

4 Ga. Southern drummers to perform on Letterman

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) – Four drummers from the marching band at Georgia Southern University are heading to New York to perform on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman."

Officials at the Statesboro campus say band director Colin McKenzie selected the four musicians to accompany country singer Elizabeth Cook when she performs on the show March 13.

Cook is a 1996 graduate of Georgia Southern. She recently returned to Statesboro to rehearse with the student drummers.

The musicians tapped to perform on the show are Sergio Arreguin of Baxley, Trey Exley of Rincon, Jose Morales of Richmond Hill and Jimmy Rotureau of Guyton.

Georgia Southern officials say they plan for the drummers to catch a Broadway show and tour some historic sites while in New York for the "Late Show" taping next month.

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