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Grambling and Southern Marching Bands will provide the halftime entertainment at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Thanksgiving night

The Battle of the Bands - New Orleans Saints Edition

The New Orleans Saints announced today that their Thanksgiving game on November 22 against the Atlanta Falcons in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will feature a halftime performance by Grambling State University's "GSU Tiger Marching Band" and Southern University's "Human Jukebox" Marching Band.

Starting in 1926, Grambling State University's GSU Tiger Marching Band has performed for countless events, including Super Bowl I, Super Bowl IX, the inauguration of Liberian President William Tolbert and at the inauguration of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush.

"Our band is an important part of sports and our American history," said Dr. Edwin Thomas, Interim Band Director of the World-Famed Tiger Marching Band. "It's an honor to share our sounds and honor the values of all musicians and provides our students these once in a lifetime experiences."

Compiled of 220 members, the GSU Tiger marching band has continuously entertained thousands across the country and the world with their unique presentation and their heart-throbbing musical sets.

From performing high-volume rhythm and blues, to playing flawless, show-stopping classics, from popular hip hop dance moves to precision drill steps, the Southern University Marching Band is without question a spectacular force. Redefining college band style, the Southern University band's success is measured by excitement of its vast and diverse audiences for whom they perform.

The Southern University "Human Jukebox" Marching Band is not just a collegiate music ensemble; it is a legendary institution. The 275-member ensemble is captivating audiences worldwide and is considered by fans, followers, supporters, and national publications as the #1 marching band in the country. Its eight-member dance troupe, the Fabulous Dancing Dolls, complements every performance with their artistic display of style and grace.

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