THURSDAY: Richmond Residents Invited to Watch Grambling State Tiger Marching Band for Free


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Members of the famous Grambling State Marching Tiger Band are hosting a free practice open to the public this Thursday from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Kennedy High.

In what is reportedly their first trip out to the Bay Area, the band from the historically Black college invites Richmond to watch as they gear up for the season opener game against the Cal Bears at Kabam Field at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley this Saturday.

“I think this practice will give the community the notion to want to attend the historically Black college,” explains local community activist Rodney Alamo Brown. “We have a lot of alumnus from Grambling State here in Richmond, and this is a time for them to connect with their roots and share it with the next generation.” 

In preparation for the game, Brown, in partnership with Son’s of Issachar and Men and Women of Purpose, is giving away 50 tickets to this Saturday’s game through a trivia game on his Facebook page.

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) coordinated the band’s practice, according to Brown, which will take place at Kennedy High, 4300 Cutting Blvd, Richmond, at 4:30 on Thursday, September 3.  

 

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  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-03 16:01:06 -0700
    THURSDAY: Richmond Residents Invited to Watch Grambling State Marching Tiger Band for Free
  • commented 2015-09-02 14:09:58 -0700
    O,YES CAN’T WAIT !!!!
  • commented 2015-09-02 10:56:44 -0700
    *Closest
  • commented 2015-09-02 10:54:50 -0700
    Closes thing I can get to the best band to ever do it!!! Florida A&M Marching 100!!! But go HBCU!!!
  • commented 2015-09-02 10:35:14 -0700
    I’m so excited, is right around the corner. This is motivation for our children to see what is outside our neighborhood and motivation to expand their knowledge. These are some of the opportunities open to you when you attend college
  • commented 2015-09-02 07:41:05 -0700
    #G.M ALL , #LORD JESUS I PRAY U COVER #CALIFORNIA WITH UR BLOOD LORD THERE HAS BEEN TO MUCH GOING. ON N #CALIFORNIA…IN JESUS NAME I SHELL CONTINUE TO PRAY… , AMEN
  • commented 2015-09-02 07:33:28 -0700
    YaaaaaaaaaaaS! If you guys can attend please go! There is nothing like a black band. Grambling Band is tha Bomb.COM!
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