CHARLESTON, SC -
Medal of Honor Bowl Chairman Tommy McQueeney has announced that South Carolina State University's famed "Marching 101" Band will perform during halftime of the inaugural game on Saturday, January 11, at The Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2 pm.
The Medal of Honor Bowl is a premier all-star game featuring the nation's top draft-eligible college football players as projected for the NFL draft. The game honors the 78 living Medal of Honor recipients and the game's beneficiaries, the Medal of Honor Museum Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project.
"South Carolina State's 'Marching 101' Band is among the top college performance bands in America," said McQueeney. "We are fortunate that SCSU President Tom Elzey and Band Director Eddie Ellis have accepted our request and are sending this state treasure to the Lowcountry. Game attendees will see a patriotic halftime show they'll never forget."
Established in 1918, South Carolina State's bands have been nationally recognized as one of the most entertaining and inspiring marching bands in the country. The 'Marching 101' has appeared and performed at many NFL football games and bowl parades, in addition to a full schedule of community and university events. Graduates of the SCSU band have and currently serve as music educators throughout the state and region.
Members of the "Marching 101" will be on hand after the game to sell their calendars and sign autographs.