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August 23, 2012

U.S. Army Soldier Show comes to town

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Story and photos by Natalie Lakosil
Staff Writer

Spc. Taylor Gouette and 2nd Lt. Daniel Monplaisir dance and sing together while performing in the 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show on Monday night at Buena High School. The group performed more then 15 songs for the crowd.

The 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show visited Sierra Vista this week, performing three times before a crowded auditorium.

The performances took place at Sierra Vista’s Buena High School and were free to the public. Two shows were held on Sunday and one on Monday night.

Angie Mata, who has attended the show for the past four years said, “All of it is really good; they all just go out there and do an awesome job and sing and dance their hearts out. I come every year. It’s great. It is just wonderful to see the Soldiers up there. It’s great to support them every year and it’s just an all-around good show. Love it.”

The performances ran about an hour and a half while keeping the crowd on the edge of their seats, cheering the entire time.

The 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show performed at Buena High School earlier this week for thousands of residents and visitors. Soldiers performed in an array of costumes including their physical training uniforms.

After the final show, Spc. Justin Easter, combat medic, who has been performing in the Army Soldier Show since May said, “It is one of the best things I have ever done; hands-down this is definitely the best time of my life so I am loving it.”

Easter excited the crowd as he sang the popular song “Give me Everything” by Ne-Yo and Pitbull. He auditioned for the show after his platoon sergeant insisted. Easter will be in the Army for two years in September.

The group has traveled from Georgia, New York, Japan, Hawaii and all along the west coast since starting the show this year. Their next stop is Texas.

Spc. Taylor Gouette, human resource professional wowed the crowd while singing the lead in “Love on Top.” She auditioned for the show while stationed in Korea after watching one of the show’s performances.

“I love it — it’s great. If everyone in the world knew you could go join the Army to do this, so many more people would be in the Army,” she said. Gouette has been in the Army for two years and has been involved with the show since February.

“When we first started the show we had 16-hour days, seven days a week for about two months but now that we are at the show, it depends on how the previous show went. If it was good, then a short rehearsal. If it was kind of rocky, then two to three hours of rehearsing before show,” Gouette said of the rehearsal process.

“The last two performances have gone really well. The first one was a little rocky but the crowd seemed to love it, so I can’t complain,” she added.




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