Lucky for all of us, this parade did, and the 125 Langston University students who comprise the band are as thrilled as you should — and will — be.
“They’re excited. This is something new and they’re definitely looking forward to it,” Birden said. “We’ll do what we can to entertain you folks. Hopefully we can set a precedent.”
Just what does the marching band intend to do in order to set that bar high?
“We definitely will do some appropriate music for the occasion. This is a very energetic group of young students. We play a wide variety, a wide genre of music. Within that small route, we plan on trying to entertain as many people as possible,” he said. “I think all marching bands have a uniqueness about them. I think the one thing that makes Langston a little bit different probably has a lot to do with the fact that we tend to be a little more show style-oriented and a little more crowd-pleasing.”