GSU band to be featured at Dallas Mavericks halftime show

By Brenda Daniel

The “Gram Fam” and its Grambling State University Marching Band is headed to Dallas.

What is referred to by many as “the best band in the land,” Grambling’s marching band has put many hours of preparation to ensure they uphold their reputation, as they have been designated to headline the halftime show at the upcoming game for the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat. The Mavericks will be celebrating its annual African American Heritage theme night coming up at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the American Airline Center in Dallas. 

The planned special events include pre-and post-game activities, which are fundraising events whereby donations are made to provide scholarships for qualified students in the Dallas area. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the United Negro College Fund, which is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization; and for the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Dallas Inc., which is a collaboration of alumni Greek Lettered collegiate fraternities and sororities that jointly coordinate activities and programs for youth; and provide social, personal, and professional development for its Dallas membership.

On their social media platforms, Grambling State University Band has put out a clarion call for its Dallas fans to celebrate with them.  Solidarity and support can be shown by attending the game and wearing the traditional school colors, black and gold gear during the halftime show. 

Unfortunately, this game nor the show is available LIVE on NBA League Pass because it is being broadcast on a channel in the local market. However, subscribers can listen live or watch three days after the game.

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