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Over 300 middle, high school students in Tallahassee for Marching 100's Summer Band Camp

Posted at 5:55 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 17:55:25-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Over 300 middle and high school students from around the country are in Tallahassee this week for The Marching 100's Summer Band Camp.

It's one of the most comprehensive camps in the country, teaching kids traditional marching band concepts and helping to develop leadership, drum major pose, and creativity.

Monday, the kids worked on the first elements of their precision drill.

"They did very well, we got the first two parts of our drill done so we got one more phase of it and we're going to put that on the field tonight," said Dr. Shelby Chipman, FAMU Marching 100 Band Director. "This camp is very important to the branding of the university as it relates to continuing the legacy of the incomparable Marching 100."

The camp culminates in a parade on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and a band concert on Friday at Lee Hall Auditorium.