Marching 100 to Host Annual Band Camp and Parade

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Marching “100” will host its 2011 Band Camp from Saturday, July 9 through Saturday, July 16. The “100” will lend its talent to hundreds of the nation’s best high school band students.

A myriad of students from throughout the United States will arrive for the week-long camp in order to prove their dedication to excellence by emulating the style of the world-renowned Marching “100.” The participants will showcase their new skills and moves to the Tallahassee community at the annual band camp parade scheduled for Thursday, July 14, at 2 p.m.

Each year, the parade features a variety of community schools, organizations and local participants for a unique and enjoyable celebration.

The parade route will begin at Bragg Memorial Stad

ium traveling north on Wahnish Way; a right onto Gamble Street; then another right on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., before ending on “The Set” at the viewing stand.

The Super Summer-Fest Finale Performance, taking place at Bragg Memorial Stadium, is scheduled for Saturday, July 16, at 10 a.m. The show will feature pre-game and halftime performances by the campers. Current and former members of the Marching “100” will also perform in the highly energized “Bring–It-On” session. The community is invited to attend.

Other events include the following:

Wednesday, July 13
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Talent Showcase
Gaither Gymnasium

Friday, July 15
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Ensemble Concert
Lee Hall Auditorium

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Symphonic Band Concert
Lee Hall Auditorium

Saturday, July 16
11 a.m.
Awards and Presentations
Bragg Memorial Stadium

To request a band camp application or for more information, call the FAMU Department of Band at (850) 599-3024.


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