Tuesday, January 12, 2010

FAMU’s Marching “100” will Perform in Super Bowl XLIV Pregame Show

Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Marching “100” has been selected to perform in the Super Bowl XLIV pregame show scheduled for Sunday, February 7, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.
This is the third time in five years that the Marching “100” has been invited to participate in a Super Bowl.
According to Julian White, director of bands and chair of FAMU’s Department of Music, he received a telephone call from the entertainment director for the National Football League notifying him that the “100” had been selected.
“We are extremely honored and proud to be selected by the National Football League to perform during the pregame show,” said White. “To be invited for a third time in only five years is confirmation that we give a quality performance.”
When asked what will the “100” perform to dazzle the audience, White quickly responded by saying they will salute the King of Pop.
“We will do another production to honor Michael Jackson,” said White. “It is only fitting that we salute the King of Pop for the world to see.”
The “100” performed in the following Super Bowls:
- 1969 Super Bowl III Half time performance in Miami, Fla.;
- 1983 Super Bowl XVII Half time performance in Tampa, Fla.;
- 2005 Super Bowl XXXIX Pregame performance in Jacksonville, Fla.; and
- 2007 Super Bowl XLI Half time performance with Prince in Miami, Fla.

According to White, the past year has been really electrifying for the “100.”
“The weekend prior to the Super Bowl on January 30, the “100” will participate in the 8th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands in Atlanta, Ga.,” White said. “Just last year in January 2009, the Marching “100” was preparing to participate in President Barack Obama’s inaugural parade. A year later, we are preparing to perform at the Super Bowl. We are indeed America’s favorite college band.”

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