World Famed in ESPN magazine.

January 31, 2014World Famed Tiger Marching Band Makes ESPN MagazineGrambling State University’s widely known marching band is featured in nationalmagazine with award-winning musician Trombone Shorty and New Orleans SaintsplayersBY DIANA SEPULVEDAGrambling State University Media BureauGrambling, LA -Grambling State University’s World Famed Tiger Marching Band is nostranger to publicity, so when a recent phone call came from ESPN, Larry Pannellconsidered it normal.“We’re no strangers to ESPN,” said Pannell, the director of the bands. “For me, itwas just another typical telephone call. They knock on this door so much.”The week before Grambling State University’s December graduation, Pannell receiveda phone call from ESPN. They needed 10 band members to travel to New Orleans onDec. 23 for turnaround photo shoot at a famous and popular club called Tipitina’s.ESPN provided band members and two faculty members with their own tour bus.The bus was equipped with a living room, 12 beds inside, each with its own DVDplayer, and more. Pannell and band members said they felt like celebrities.New Orleans musician Trombone Shorty, whose birth name is Troy Andrews, isfeatured in the photograph with New Orleans Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills anddefensive end Cameron Jordan. It’s a part of the magazine’s fantasy halftime showpackage, providing readers with seven musical choices to see which act they wouldlove to see during a Super Bowl halftime show.

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  • You sure you never went to Grambling?

  • 953578877% Sure. lol. why you ask?
    Antonio "Still 2 Tall" Barrino said:

    You sure you never went to Grambling?

    World Famed in ESPN magazine.
    January 31, 2014 World Famed Tiger Marching Band Makes ESPN Magazine Grambling State University’s widely known marching band is featured in national…
  • WTG WF!!!

  • thats good

  • Gsu been on.
  • My man Tony might just be a loyal GSU fan lol. They do still exist.

  • Whats sad is if this was SU or JSU or even a bad clip of GSU this would be flooded with pages by now saying good job or the best this or they so sorry...
  • I was just curious fam. One thing we are taught Tony...critics will be critics.....when we do something worthwhile, this generation is not designed to appreciate accomplishment......if they make "twerk for MLK Day" flyers, what makes you think they will respect accomplishments of Grambling?.....we are living history...and no one's sad....but that is our burden....we live with it. We are blessed to be a household name. It's like the blues singers of the 60s.....their music was stolen by white artists and no one cared....yet overseas, everyone loved and respected their the black community, we are just Grambling....depending on generation that the band community at large, we are a entity many would pay and sell out venues to see....we are not the only ones, we just don't spend our time on the net boasting it as much as others...

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