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Band members, past & present, asked to play at Show's memorial

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Members of the West Monroe Rebel Band, past and present, are being asked to play this Friday at Coach Don Show's memorial service.

The following message was sent out Wednesday night alerting current band members and alums:

"Attention West Monroe Rebel Band members, current and former. There will be a celebration of the life of Coach Don Shows in Rebel Stadium Friday at 7 PM. We want you to play!

Meet at 6 PM in the band room. National Anthem, Go Rebs, Dixie and Alma Mater. Dress for current and new graduates is travel suits Letter jackets are ok. Alumni are encouraged to wear band shirt or other WM Rebel attire.

Text this number (318) 376-7523 to confirm with name and instrument. With this being Spring Break this is a daunting task, do please confirm by text. Thank you."

Long-time Rebels Coach Don Shows died earlier this week after being ill for about a year. He was 74-years-old. Shows is credited with putting West Monroe High School Football in the national spotlight.

Organizers are hoping Show's celebration of life be similar to a high school football game. They are urging the public to come out decked in Rebel gear.

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