July 16, 2024


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Florida A&M Marching 100 delivers electrifying performance during Louis Vuitton Fashion Show

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Louis Vuitton’s men’s spring-summer 2023 vogue present was entire of electrifying moments, and the monumental existence of Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 was 1 of them.

The iconic band from FAMU — a traditionally Black college and college — billed onto the vivid runway putting on the school’s signature eco-friendly and orange when playing jubilant tunes by signifies of bellowing drums, trumpets and far more instruments.

Positioned at Paris’ famed Carré du Louvre, the fashion home reworked the venue into a supersized toy racetrack that highlighted rich neon hues, a yellow brick street-like runway and enormous Louis Vuitton symbol-printed red balloons.

“‘Strange Math’ a cinematic prelude to the up coming #LouisVuitton Men’s show explores the relationship involving imagination and actuality,” the manufacturer captioned a video clip shot overhead of the band performing.

PHOTO: The Florida A&M University Marching 100 performs during the Vuitton Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2023 fashion show as part of the Paris Men Fashion Week on June 23, 2022 in Paris.

The Florida A&M College Marching 100 performs throughout the Vuitton All set to Dress in Spring/Summer time 2023 fashion show as component of the Paris Males Style Week on June 23, 2022 in Paris.

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Reflecting upon his working experience in advance of the demonstrate, FAMU drum significant/area commander Jadon Roberts instructed ABC News that he was additional than energized to be a aspect of it all. “This has been a person of the most amazing experiences I have at any time experienced in my daily life,” he said.

Roberts added, “Acquiring to function with Louis Vuitton, there was a whole lot anticipated of us, so we have experienced a great deal of challenging rehearsals, a ton of tough get the job done set in, but we always rise to the occasion.”

Generally touted as the “very best marching band in the land,” FAMU’s Marching 100 has also dominated a quantity of other key affairs like the Super Bowl, the Summer months Olympics and the inaugural parades of both equally presidents Clinton as well as Obama.

“The HBCU band society is anything else,” claimed Roberts. “It is one thing you can only get at an HBCU. The lifestyle is distinctive. We dance, we shift, we conduct and just like to bring the power.”

“We have surely observed more than the last few several years a soaring curiosity all about the globe — that society of marching band practical experience. We noticed it with Beyoncé at Coachella, we see it in films and Television set exhibits. So, we focus in this, and we are proud to do it. We assume to get a lot more invitations like this and additional fascination to expand in this type of marching band,” he extra.

The victorious HBCU band hails from Tallahassee, Florida and was started in 1946.

Considering that its beginnings, the band has been credited with 30 innovative procedures that have become conventional operating techniques for numerous higher faculty and collegiate marching band packages.

In addition to FAMU’s efficiency, rapper Kendrick Lamar also done songs from his not too long ago unveiled “Mr. Morale & the Significant Steppers” as a tribute to the late Virgil Abloh who was Louis Vuitton’s former resourceful director of menswear.

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