Tennessee State Aristocrat of Bands Invited to Participate in Nation’s Top Marching Band Event


by  on OCTOBER 19, 2012 Photo J Cross

NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – The TSU Aristocrat of Bands, the first by an HBCU, has been invited to perform at the Bands of America Grand National Championship, considered the nation’s premier marching band event.

The TSU team will be part of a selected few university and college bands from across the nation to be featured at the competition of more than 90 high school bands in Indianapolis, Ind., in November.

According to Dr. Reginald A. McDonald, Acting Director of Bands at TSU, the Aristocrat of Bands will join bands from Murray State University and Western Carolina University to conduct exhibition performances during the annual competition.

“We see this as a great opportunity for our band and Tennessee State University to expose other people to what’s good and outstanding about TSU,” Dr. McDonald said. “This affords us opportunities for outreach, education and for recruitment into our music and other academic programs here.”



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