TSU's Aristocrat of Bands to play halftime at nationally televised 49ers, Rams game

Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 1:57pm
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The Aristocrat of Bands has been invited to perform at the halftime show during game between the 49ers and Rams on Sept. 26 in St. Louis. (Courtesy Rick DelaHaya, TSU Media Relations)


Tennessee State University’s marching band will play a halftime show during a nationally televised NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the St. Louis Rams in September.

The Aristocrat of Bands will perform at the St. Louis Edward Jones Dome on Sept. 26 for the game beginning at 7:25 p.m. CST.

“This is a real honor,” said Reginald McDonald, acting director of TSU bands. “We are excited to perform in a different market and let the Midwest know what TSU is all about.”

The band is also performing at the Gateway Classic football game at the Edward Jones Dome on Sept. 28.

The Aristocrat of Bands has played halftime shows each season for the Tennessee Titans, but McDonald said TSU hopes the St. Louis performances will give the university a chance to recruit in an area the school does not usually approach. 

4 Comments on this post:

By: NewYorker1 on 8/1/13 at 3:03

I personally think their band is terrible. I played in the marching band throughout high school so I know a little about the proper way to march to get the best sound from your instrument and I'm sorry to say it, but TSU's bank doesn't sound good at all.

By: joe41 on 8/2/13 at 6:35

I disagree. I think their band is terrific. I love to watch AND listen to their band. New Yorker, which band did you play in? Then we will judge.

By: PKVol on 8/2/13 at 8:02

Perhaps as bands go, the TSU Band doesn't have the best sound, but I do think they are entertaining. Besides, who can complain about the 'Sophisticated Ladies" and the Drum Majors' antics?!

By: joe41 on 8/2/13 at 3:53

The whole key is to put on a show and that they do.