Tickets for the March 8 benefit concert to be performed by country music star John Michael Montgomery in behalf of the Hope High School Marching Band are now available online and the box office at Hempstead Hall on the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope campus. Montgomery, with 15 number one singles, over 16 million albums sold, four Academy of Country Music Awards, three County Music Association Awards, will bring his string of hits and performance personality to Hempstead Hall to help the Bobcat Band travel to Washington, D.C., to perform in the National Memorial Day Parade on May 27. Tickets to the John Michael Montgomery concert range from $10 to $50, depending upon seating, and can be purchased online at hempsteadhall.com or at the Hempstead Hall box office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, according to Jennifer Methvin, Hope Music Parents' Association spokesperson. Montgomery, known for such hits as “I Swear,” “I Love the Way You Love Me,” “I Can Love You Like That,” “The Little Girl,” and “Letters from Home,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. on March 8, and doors will open at 6 p.m. “U.S. Senator John Bozeman has nominated the Hope High School Marching Bobcat Band to participate in the National Memorial Day Parade in May, 2013, in Washington D.C.,” Methvin said. “This is a great honor for HHS, our band program, and our community. These invitations are rare. The 3 hour parade passes along the National Mall on Constitution Avenue and consists of marching bands and veterans units from each of the 50 states along with patriotic floats and balloons.” Travel costs for the band will total about $60,000, or $700 per student, and the concert is one of a number of benefit events which have been planned to raise the funds for the trip, Methvin said. Persons or businesses interested in making donations are asked to contact Methvin at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 870-703-0459 during business hours.