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Homecoming Band Tunnel Showcases Legacy of the SHOWTIME Band

A drum major from the Howard University S.H.O.W.T.I.M.E Marching Band. Photo courtesy of Eileen Salazar Photographer.

HU! You know! Howard University holds its status for being an illustrious HBCU, and their homecoming is an event that people from across the country look forward to attending.

Students, alumni, families and friends reunited on The Yard to enjoy the lively atmosphere. Musical performances, food, giveaways and games, all in one place banded together by a love for Howard. 

The multimedia video captures the Homecoming tunnel, where band alumni come back to represent their S.H.O.W.T.I.M.E. Band sections. Masses of alumni and students came to see the band marching in front of the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts for the 57-minute-long tunnel into the building. 

The rattling of the drums and shouts of excitement exemplify the spirit of the red and blue that the alumni still hold close to them. Different shots capture different feelings. The differences in the Howard gear that they all chose to wear. Some repping the colors and letters of organizations they were once part of: The Flashy Flags, Ooh La La, T-Bone Express, Brass Council, Freaky ‘Phones, Tau Beta Sigma Honorary Band Sorority, Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, etc. 

Copy edited by Nhandi Long-Shipman


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