The Spirit of Cox Mill Marching Band from Cox Mill High in Concord appears in a trailer for the well-received new thriller series Homeland on Showtime. A casting director had seen the band perform at a fifth-grade graduation last spring and remembered it.
Director Joseph Earp says his band is working really hard. We are in year three as a high school and have made many accomplishments. Many of my students participate in other musical ensembles and events other than our band. I think this is what helps give us our character and growth.
In the center of the photograph, in uniform, is actor Damian Lewis, who stars in the series. The trailer was filmed in Gastonia; you can watch at http://bit.ly/pjpdD6.