August 30, 2008
Source: The Times and Democrat
The sounds of the South Carolina State University Marching 101 band will fill the skies of Atlanta this Labor Day during its performance at the first-ever HBCU Hall of Fame Marching Band Classic.
“I’m very excited to showcase our band. … We’ve been there before but not to an event of this magnitude,” said S.C. State Band Director Eddie Ellis of the trip. The event will be held at Herndon Stadium on the campus of Morris Brown College.
That event will culminate a busy weekend that includes a stop in Orlando for the Bulldogs’ opening football game against the University of Central Florida on Saturday. When the band finally returns to campus, they will have traveled more than 1,000 miles this weekend.
August 29, 2008
Everything is coming up roses for Prairie View A&M.
The university’s renowned Marching Storm Band and Black Foxes dance team have been invited to perform in the New Year’s Day Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena California.
A news conference is set for August 29th for the official announcement. The Marching Storm had entertained audiences around the U.S. earning a reputation for its outstanding performances and showmanship.
Past appearances include President Bush’s Inauguration Parade in Washington, D.C. and halftime for the Dallas Cowboy.
August 29, 2008
The La Marque High School marching band has given up flashy dancing and hip hop songs for a more subdued “multicultural” routine. The Texas City High School marching band has sacrificed its original score for a tune by the Beatles.
Tonight, high school marching bands will roll out routines that are much different from what fans have come to expect. And while some are changing their halftime shows to make fans happy (listen for Texas City High School’s band to open with the Beatles’ “Hey Jude”), other bands are curbing the crowd-pleasing routines that have bordered on the risqué.
This year, the band director at La Marque High School said he is “cleaning up” the routine. Abraham Cosse, band director for two years, eliminated hip hop songs and dancing from most of the band’s halftime show. Instead of rap music, the band will play R&B, gospel, classical and maybe even some rock songs, he said.
August 28, 2008
South Carolina State University and the Bamberg Erhardt High School Band are proud to present the Boston Brass in concert on September 17 at 7 PM at the MLK Auditorium on the campus of South Carolina State University.
Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for Adults.
Contact Mike Miller at 803-383-2764 for more information