East Limestone Marching Band to Perform in Sugar Bowl

Posted on: 2:23 pm, January 1, 2014, by , updated on: 04:28pm, January 1, 2014

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WHNT) – Some local high school students are getting ready to play for a national audience. East Limestone’s marching band will perform in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday night.

Seventy-nine students made the trip. They left Monday and will return Friday, according to Jennifer Janzen, the band director.  She sent us several photos from the trip.

Janzen says the students performed Monday in Jackson Square and then practiced with other schools selected to be in the Sugar Bowl Band. In all, 14 schools and a large dance group will perform together – about 1,600 students in all. They’ve been practicing the music since November in order to memorize it.

“It is all really good music,” said Janzen.  “The kids enjoyed it. In fact, we will be using [the songs] in the stands next football season.”

Alabama’s Million Dollar Band and The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band will also perform in the Sugar Bowl.

Janzen says the students have had a great time, and even got autographs from Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban and Eli Gold, Alabama’s longtime radio announcer.

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. central time for the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

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