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Two students from DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville were selected by the National Association for Music Education, or NAfME, to perform at a benefit concert in Nashville.

Senior Gladstone Butler of Washington, D.C., and junior Chad Lilley of Olney will join more than 670 high school musicians from the United States at the Oct. 30 concert.

“The music teachers are extremely proud of these students and their hard work and accomplishments,” said band director Jim Roper. “It is a great honor for the students and for our music program.”

According to a NAfME statement, the students will perform under four prominent conductors: Peter Boonshaft, Miriam Burns, Rollo Dilworth and Rodney Whitaker.