February 3, 2011
Writer: Writer: Don Sparhawk

4TROOPS, a military vocal group, will perform a patriotic and inspirational concert in the John W. Hart Auditorium at Brigham Young University-Idaho Feb. 12.

4TROOPS is made up of four U.S. combat veterans - three young men and a woman who served on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. 4TROOPS' singular purpose is to sing on behalf of all troops, honor their sacrifices, and create awareness for their needs.

While overseas, music played a crucial and very personal role in all of their lives. They sang at everything from large military events to more intimate settings, such as jamming in their bunk after a long day, trying to recall a slice of home. They also used their voices for somber occasions like memorial services, where they sang to remember those that had been lost.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for BYU-Idaho students and $10 for the general public. A preshow dinner at 6 p.m. in the Hyrum Manwaring Student Center Special Events Room is an extra $15. Tickets may be ordered by phone at 496-2230 or online at www.byui.edu/tickets.