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Maroon Tiger Marching Band Performs for the First Time Since Bus Accident

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ATLANTA, November 6, 2009- A week after that horrific bus accident on I-75 South last weekend, the Maroon Tiger Marching Band will perform.

The band is scheduled to perform during half time and the second half of the game as the Maroon Tiger Football team goes head to head with Miles College in the last football game of the season. Morehouse will have home-field advantage during the game that will take place at B.T. Harvey Stadium at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 7.

Many of the band members, who were involved in the accident, will perform, but for those whom cannot, members of the alumni band will step in to perform in tribute to them. Interviews will take place after half time.


Photo Opportunity: Morehouse Maroon Tiger Marching Band

Interviews: Dr. William Bynum, vice president of Student Services
Melvin Jones, Band Director
Morehouse College Band Member
Member of Alumni Band

Note: **DUE TO THE ONGIONG INVESTIGATION SURROUNDING THE BUS COMPANY INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT, MOREHOUSE COLLEGE IS NOT ABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COMPANY OR THE COMPANY’S OWNERS.

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Upon his return to Morehouse, President Dr. Robert M. Franklin Jr. vowed to start a Renaissance at his alma matter. His vision is to produce “Renaissance Men with a social conscience and global perspective.” Morehouse is known for producing great leaders. It was recently recognized as one of the top feeder schools to the 15 most prominent graduate and professional programs in the nation by The Wall Street Journal, called “One of the best Southeastern colleges” by The Princeton Review and ranked “America’s Hottest College for Men” by Kaplan-Newsweek.

As the nation’s largest, private liberal arts college for men, the College has three academic divisions. Prominent alumni include Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize winner and civil and human rights non-violent leader; Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General and director of the National Center for Primary Care of Morehouse School of Medicine; Shelton “Spike” Lee, filmmaker and president of 40 Acres & A Mule Productions; Samuel L. Jackson, Academy Award-nominated actor; Maynard H. Jackson, founder of Jackson Securities and the first African American mayor of Atlanta; and Nima A. Warfield, the first African American Rhodes Scholar from a HBCU.

Posted by edurham at November 6, 2009 06:25 PM

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