NSU's Spartan Legion to perform Sept. 20

  • The Spartan LegionNSU's marching band, which has performed the past two years at the "Honda Battle of the Bands" in the Georgia Dome, will perform at halftime of the Sept. 20 game against the Tribe. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Zable Stadium.

    Photo courtesy of Norfolk State University

    The Spartan Legion

Football fans attending the Sept. 20, 2008 contest between the College of William and Mary and Norfolk State University will also be treated to a performance by the Spartan Legion.

The award-winning marching band from NSU will perform at halftime of the game, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Zable Stadium on the William and Mary campus in Williamsburg. It is the first football game between the Tribe and Spartans since 1985.

The Spartan Legion, which includes more than 250 student musicians, is widely recognized as one of the country’s top marching bands. For the past two years, the Legion has been one of 10 marching bands from historically black colleges and universities selected to perform in the annual “Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase,” a national event held in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The band has also performed in the City of Norfolk's Grand Illumination Parade and at halftime shows at Rutgers University in New Jersey and the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
  
“We’re excited that our fans will get a chance to see an award-winning band like the Spartan Legion,” said William and Mary Athletic Director Terry Driscoll. “It should be a wonderful performance.”

While the NSU game will take place Sept. 20, the Tribe football team opens its home schedule this Saturday (Sept. 13) with a 7 p.m. game against Virginia Military Institute.