HBCU Marching Band Hall of Fame Features B. Rossi of FAMU

On Monday, September 1, 2008,  the Georgia Dome will be succumbed with rhythms of talent, cheers of support and pride of alumni at the HBCU Marching Band Hall of Fame showcase.  Displaying musical talent and disciplined choreography will be the “World Famed Grambling Marching Band” from Grambling State University, “The Human Jukebox” of Southern University, “The Mighty Marching Hornets” from Alabama State University, “The Sonic Boom of the South” of Jackson State University, “The Blue & Gold Marching Machine” from North Carolina A&T University, and “The Marching 101” of South Carolina State University.  This showcase also includes performances by B. Rossi of The Aviator Band and V.I.C of Collipark Music.

The event begins at 2:00pm.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.marchingbandhof.com, www.ticketmaster.com or order by phone at 866.448.7849.

The HBCU Marching Band Hall of Fame event provides a platform for talented collegiate musicians to exhibit their musical talents in the spirit of showmanship and competition.  The most important aspect of this event is to sponsor and contribute back to the music community.  Over $120,000 in grant funds will be donated to participating schools as well as to the United Negro College Fund.  The Marching Band Hall of Fame also allocates funds to local high school band programs to assist students with instruments and band participation needs.  This year’s receipents are bands from Fredrick Douglass High School and Benjamin E. Mays High School, both of Atlanta, GA.  For more info, please visit www.marchingbandhof.com

B. Rossi is a product of band programs of Southwest DeKalb High School, Decatur, GA and Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida.  His eclectic musical talent and unique originality place him at the top of the charts in innovation and creativity.  His single “Halftime” parallels with the theme of the Marching Band Hall of Fame showcase while adding a diverse spin on the traditional sound of band music.

To hear more music by B. Rossi and The Aviator Band please visit www.myspace.com/brossia1

For more information, contact Jai Ferrell of The Jai Group, LLC at jai@thejaigroupllc.com or (404) 293.4782

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