Reality show seeks vets with musical talent, helps raise awareness for PTSD

    A new web-based reality show is looking for veterans who possess musical talents and have served in the Middle East.


    According to an article on Warminster’s Patch, the new web-series, ‘Band of Brothers’ will feature “twelve musically inclined veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” The vets will “form three rock bands and prepare for a big concert on Veterans Day.”

    Producer Steve Holtzman has teamed up with Lou Faiola, of the Cherry Hill School of Rock to collaborate on the series.

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    Casting is open to veterans living in the greater Delaware Valley and will continue through the end of August. Though they aren’t looking for professional musicians, thouse who audition should be able to carry a tune.

    “If you can play for your wife or husband or boyfriend or girlfriend and they don’t kick you out of the room, you’re perfect for us,” said Holtzman.

    His concept began with the idea that music can help to impact military vets suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Though PTSD is not a requirement to be on the show, he said that, “nearly every person he’s auditioned has either been affected by the disorder or knows someone who has.”

    “All proceeds from corporate sponsorships, individual donations and ticket sales from Bands of Brothers concerts will benefit Give an Hour, a nonprofit based in Bethesda, MD. that provides free counseling and other mental-health services to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families.”

    Click through for audition details.

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