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Thread started 01/24/07 4:57pm

TrueBeauty

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FAMU's Marching 100 to Join Prince at Super Bowl

By Black College Wire

The Florida A&M University Marching 100 is preparing to take the field with music superstar Prince during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLI in Miami.

Band members said the invitation to perform Feb. 4 at the NFL's biggest event came as a result of the 2006 Grammys, where members of the Marching 100 shared the stage with entertainers Kanye West and Jamie Foxx.

"From what I understand, it was Prince who invited us," said Chandler Wilson, 22, a music education student from Miami. "He saw the band at the Grammys and wanted to know who the band was," Wilson said.

It was unclear when the band was officially invited, but Wilson, the band president, said he was informed Dec. 14 at the university's fall commencement ceremony.

Exactly what Prince and the 100 will perform is not being disclosed.

"We cannot divulge any aspects of what the show contains," said Julian White, director of bands.

The performance almost did not happen.

"Dr. Bryant expressed reservations about us attending the performance, but our alumni came through and fought for us to be able to go," Wilson said, speaking of Castell V. Bryant, the university's interim president.

University officials declined to discuss Bryant's reservations. "The details of the contract are still being resolved with Super Bowl officials, but we do expect the band to perform," said Pamela Bryant, special assistant to the president.

Super Bowl XL was watched by more than 141 million viewers in the United States last year. It is annually the nation's highest-rated TV program and the most watched single-day sporting event. The game will be broadcast to a potential worldwide audience of 1 billion in more than 230 countries and territories, according to a news release.

Super Bowl XLI will not be the 100's first appearance at the big game.

The Super Bowl Web site shows this to be the band's third halftime show performance and fourth appearance at the event.

The band appeared as a solo halftime performer at Super Bowls III and V. The 100 also performed before the game at Super Bowl XXXIX.

"I am proud and elated that the Marching 100 has been extended the honor to perform at the Super Bowl," White said. "It is a great honor for the band and for the university."

On Jan. 1, the Grambling State University marching band provided the accompanying music as 200 "Star Wars" Imperial Stormtroopers marched in formation at the Rose Bowl parade in Pasadena, Calif., before an estimated 1 million spectators.

This story originated at the Famuan at Florida A&M University.

Posted Jan. 23, 2007

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Reply #1 posted 01/24/07 5:56pm

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Cool.

And... 5000 posts. razz
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Reply #2 posted 01/24/07 6:01pm

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....thanks 4 confirming this logical impression TrueBeauty~glad they worked it out.....let's C how it plays out on the world stage....(mayB he'll go back 2 college like Tommie did lol )

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Reply #3 posted 01/24/07 6:02pm

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what does it mean?
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Reply #4 posted 01/24/07 6:06pm

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Now... what song would sound great with a marching band? Hmmmm...

SOTT?
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Reply #5 posted 01/24/07 6:11pm

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squirrelgrease said:

Now... what song would sound great with a marching band? Hmmmm...

SOTT?


We March. lol
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Reply #6 posted 01/24/07 6:16pm

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truefunksoldier said:

squirrelgrease said:

Now... what song would sound great with a marching band? Hmmmm...

SOTT?


We March. lol

Slave? hmmm
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Reply #7 posted 01/24/07 6:19pm

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squirrelgrease said:

Now... what song would sound great with a marching band? Hmmmm...

SOTT?

I can't even think of anything to do for that show. I'm just waiting to have my jaw drop.
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Reply #8 posted 01/24/07 6:20pm

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theoriginalQueenB said:

lightning rainbo

....thanks 4 confirming this logical impression TrueBeauty~glad they worked it out.....let's C how it plays out on the world stage....(mayB he'll go back 2 college like Tommie did lol )

queen B

No problem, I saw it online, saw it was freshed and I started posting it where I didn't see it.

Uh, this didn't get posted already, did it? Y'all would've warned me, right?
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Reply #9 posted 01/24/07 6:23pm

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squirrelgrease said:

Now... what song would sound great with a marching band? Hmmmm...

SOTT?


tusk
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Reply #10 posted 01/24/07 6:25pm

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ufoclub said:

tusk

Hollaback Girl?
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Reply #11 posted 01/24/07 6:44pm

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truefunksoldier said:

squirrelgrease said:

Now... what song would sound great with a marching band? Hmmmm...

SOTT?


We March. lol


Thanks. I just threw-up a little.
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Reply #12 posted 01/24/07 6:45pm

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ufoclub said:

squirrelgrease said:

Now... what song would sound great with a marching band? Hmmmm...

SOTT?


tusk


lol
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Reply #13 posted 01/24/07 6:45pm

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GangstaFam said:

ufoclub said:

tusk

Hollaback Girl?


mad
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Reply #14 posted 01/24/07 6:48pm

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So he's copying again? He couldn't even find another band that hadn't just been used on a high profile occasion. This does not make me happy.

Anyway, can't wait! lol
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Reply #15 posted 01/24/07 6:54pm

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SynthiaRose said:

So he's copying again? He couldn't even find another band that hadn't just been used on a high profile occasion. This does not make me happy.

Anyway, can't wait! lol


Yea he stole from Fleetwood, then Kanye stole from him, but whatever it is a football game so this could work.
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Reply #16 posted 01/24/07 6:58pm

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SynthiaRose said:

So he's copying again? He couldn't even find another band that hadn't just been used on a high profile occasion. This does not make me happy.

Anyway, can't wait! lol


Nah. Prince is the ultimate orchestrator (damn, I sound like Walt Frasier). He will turn it out in ways unheard. It's a perfect match, which Prince knows how 2 handle... Essentially, it'll be musical... not a gimmick, like it was at the Grammys.

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Reply #17 posted 01/24/07 7:00pm

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cool This is definitely going to be interesting to see. I think this is going to be one Hell of a performance. music
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Reply #18 posted 01/24/07 7:03pm

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eek eek Can't wait to see *this*!!
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Reply #19 posted 01/24/07 7:06pm

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I just had a bad vision of the "Let's Go Crazy" beat with a full marching band then the riff comes in with the horns instead of guitar and synths.. oh no let's go.. please no... eek
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Reply #20 posted 01/24/07 7:19pm

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FAMU is the ish! cool That's where I wanted to go to college and be in the band!But that didn't happen...
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Reply #21 posted 01/24/07 7:22pm

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Housequake would sound pretty funky with a band! I just hope they are only a
small part of the show. I would personally like to see him rip up a live version of America! (Like he did in the video)
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Reply #22 posted 01/24/07 7:49pm

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I'm so excited, y'all. The 100 & Prince r gonna put it down!!!
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Reply #23 posted 01/24/07 7:56pm

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Adisa said:

FAMU is the ish! cool That's where I wanted to go to college and be in the band!But that didn't happen...



EXACTLY!IM GOIN THERE!!
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Reply #24 posted 01/24/07 8:07pm

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I think he will do get on the boat and the word with the band. Otherwise they could disclose the music...already arranged and available for band. Seems to me Mr Nelson must have been busy arranging a piece for marching band. Perhaps the reason he couldn't get to the globes on time?<---just kidding!
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Reply #25 posted 01/24/07 9:02pm

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Reply #26 posted 01/24/07 9:04pm

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DA BEARS AND PRINCE

ITS GONNA BE AWESOME

GO BEARS!!


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Reply #27 posted 01/24/07 9:40pm

LadyQ

Maybe he's gonna do Gwen Stefani's "Wind It Up"

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Reply #28 posted 01/24/07 10:14pm

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LadyQ said:

Maybe he's gonna do Gwen Stefani's "Wind It Up"

Yodelehi Yodelehi Hoo

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Reply #29 posted 01/24/07 10:19pm

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Not sure how well this will work, but since I was born in Tallahassee, just a few miles from the FAMU campus, I am very proud of what has to be one of the best Marching Bands in all of the United States. The Marching 100 also continue one of the best traditions among College Bands. Actually being funky. Get this, a marching band having funk. No Wonder Prince invited them.
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