Army Specialist Valerie (Cowan) Avila, M.M. in Flute Performance, 2014, prepares to perform François Borne’s “Carmen Fantasie Brillante” for Flute and Wind Band with the United States Army Europe Band & Chorus, under the direction of Major Dwayne Milburn. She will premiere this work on October 3rd at Fruchhalle in Kaiserslautern, Germany and round out the Fall concert series on October 28th at Rokokotheater in Schwetzingen, Germany. Her husband, Specialist Andres Avila, B.M., 2014, Saxophone, is Principle Saxophone of the band. (Photo by First Sergeant Larry Dean, also a Texas State music alumnus).