Local musicians perform for millions during Super Bowl LIII halftime show

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Equinox Percussion performs at Super Bowl LIII (Image: Equinox Percussion)

Three local musicians got a chance to shine on one of the biggest stages of the year.

32 musicians with Equinox Percussion joined Maroon 5 at halftime during Super Bowl LIII on Sunday.

They say performing with millions watching is still hard to grasp.

"A lot of what I was thinking about last night was the culmination of events and opportunities that had to happen for me to get to this point," said Nashville musician D'Angeleau Newsone.

Equinox Percussion is an ensemble group for young musicians based in Atlanta.

This group of instructors found out about the big gig less than two months ago.

"Those were some of the best phone calls I've ever made," says executive director Jake Lyons, who live in Chattanooga.

Two other musicians from our area were on stage: Colin Brewer of Ringgold, and Katie Jordan of Dalton.

The morning after, they're receiving a lot of love.

"People I haven't spoken to in years reaching out and saying they were proud of me or 'Oh my gosh, I know him," says Lyons.

"'How can I show my support and really represent Dalton? That's where I came from,'" said Katie Jordan.

They hope their big moment inspired others, especially the young musicians they teach.

"Maybe I can do something that I've been thinking about doing. Maybe I can get to that level someday," Nigel Conton, an Atlanta native.

Equinox Percussion performs across the country and is entering its busy competition season now.