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Fisk University Strikes Up Its Marching Band

Fisk band director Thomas Spann, Jr., left, and Fisk assistant band director MarVelous Brown, right, have been at the forefront of reviving the Fisk University Marching Bulldogs. (Damon Mitchell/WPLN)
Fisk band director Thomas Spann, Jr., left, and Fisk assistant band director MarVelous Brown, right, have been at the forefront of reviving the Fisk University Marching Bulldogs. (Damon Mitchell/WPLN)

Band Marching bands are a big part of many historically Black colleges and universities, or HBCUs. Fisk University in Nashville hasn’t had a marching band for decades.

But this year, in the middle of the pandemic, Fisk revived their March Bulldog Band. Damon Mitchell of WPLN reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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