Susquehannock band to perform with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Alyssa Jackson
  • The local high school band will perform with the world-renowned Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.
  • The two will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Strand.

The Susquehannock High School Marching Band was offered an invitation to play with the world-renowned Hypnotic Brass Ensemble on Thursday.

The Susquehannock High School Marching Band performing their 2016 halftime show, "Isolation."

The marching band will be performing its half-time/competition show, called "Isolation," at the top of the second act of Thursday's show, according to a news release from the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, where the performance will be held. The band also will  join Hypnotic Brass Ensemble on stage to play the ensemble's hit song "War" from "The Hunger Games."

According to the release, Larry Kosson, Hypnotic's agent, introduced the Susquehannock Marching Band's music to the band, which led to an invitation by Hypnotic for the marching band to join them at the Strand. The center is providing transportation for the band so that they can participate in the performance.

Hypnotic Brass  Ensemble is a group of seven brothers from Chicago who have toured the world and sold out shows throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America, according to the release. The documentary "Brothers Hypnotic" is about the band, exploring their music, work ethic, life and experience of being raised by jazz legend father Phil Cohran.

The Susquehannock High School marching band's performance with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. Ticket prices range from $17 to $34. For more information and tickets, go to