Just when we thought the Florida A&M University Marching 100 performing at last year’s Super Bowl was a highlight for both the band and the university, the most prestigious music awards show has become the 100’s next venue to conquer.
According to the Tallahassee Democrat, selected members of the Marching 100 will perform at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards show alongside rapper Kanye West and Jamie Foxx in an all-star performance on Feb. 8 in Los Angeles.
This performance will be a prime opportunity for members of the FAMU Marching 100 to display their talents and skills for which they have been critically acclaimed.
It is not everyday that members of a college band, especially a black school band, are able to perform at such an eminent event.
In addition, the performance can mean a lot to FAMU’s enrollment rate.
Teens and adults both watch the Grammys and seeing the Marching 100 performing on such a prestigious show could attract prospective college students to the Hill.
The rare honor for members of the 100 to play at the Grammys should not be taken as a showboating session, but as an opportunity to possibly recruit and represent the many faces and backgrounds of FAMU students.
We at The Famuan wish the members of the Marching 100 good luck!
-Nyerere Davidson for the editorial board.