I had nieces and nephews who were in the band in high school. My wife was in the band. I have friends who have graced the field for the big game, playing their hearts out in the band. However, I have never had the fortune of doing so. It really seemed like there was a family vibe and unity with each other while participating in the band.

If that interests you and you will be entering the 8th-12th grades, you are encouraged to consider joining the Washington Marion Marching Jukebox Band Program. All students who are interested are welcome, and no experience is necessary. There will be a 2021-2022 Band Parent meeting today at 5:30pm.

This will  be a great experience and will give you the chance to make new friends at the same time. If you are interested, contact Ms. Holiday at tamekia.holiday@cpsb.org or call 337-217-4540 ext.2635.

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More than 100 historically Black colleges and universities are designated by the U.S. Department of Education, meeting the definition of a school "established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans."

StudySoup compiled the 20 largest historically Black colleges and universities in the nation, based on 2021 data from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. Each HBCU on this list is a four-year institution, and the schools are ranked by the total student enrollment.

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