FAMU Marching 100 starts their travels to Paris to perform at the Louis Vuitton Men’s Fashion Week Show

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – A trip of a lifetime.

Our cameras were being in a position to catch up with the FAMU Marching 100 Saturday early morning as they remaining Tallahassee for Paris to perform at the Louvre Museum for the Louis Vuitton Men’s Style Week.

The College sent 35 band users for the performance for an all expense paid vacation.

The journey to conduct for the duration of the Louis Vuitton Men’s Vogue Week has officially began for the Florida A&M Marching 100, but Band Director Dr. Chipman suggests when he obtained the invitation simply call, he thought it was a joke.

“He states Dr. Chipman we would like to invite the Florida A&M marching band to Paris, France to execute and I just about dropped the cell phone, actually,” shared Dr. Chipman. “And I’ve been telling that story but it is so accurate since you know you hear that and you’re like ok there is so many pranks and varieties of issues that choose location in this environment that we reside in.”

And when the band users listened to the news, they echoed that very same sentiment.

“He claimed it and then I was like is this person major? You know since each and every now and then he throws in a small joke so I’m contemplating is he really severe,” exclaimed Marching 100 Drum Big Jarvis Rittman. “But then he actually just announced it but so I’m like wow I have to have to come across a way to go on this trip, I want to go on this vacation.”

The trip is a opportunity to add to the legacy of the Marching 100, showcasing their get to.

“The items that we do here at Florida A&M College and the Marching 100 is definitely appreciated all over the world and you know I believe that that we set standards for marching bands” explained Marching 100 member Gustave Important. “And I really feel that we just generally conduct to our most effective qualities and our highest normal.”

For most of the band Saturday marks their 1st time leaving the region.

“I’m a small anxious you know it’s the very first time you know accomplishing outside of the region with me remaining with this band and this initial time is truly us remaining at the Louvre the place Mona Lisa is at you come to feel me. So I can in fact see that,” Important said excitedly.

This expertise is an all cost paid business enterprise excursion they say they really appreciate.

“Going out to Europe, going out to France you know you listen to about Paris and you see it on television and things so I feel like it’ll be fairly a unique expertise to actually see it in person and coming back and telling folks about how it is and how it went,” defined Rittman.

Moreover the food, and site seeing, the band states they are ready to get on Paris for the second time in the program’s heritage and give the performance of a lifetime.

“We often explain to our learners that you know when we execute someone is likely to be looking at you for the initially time and an individual is going to be looking at you for the past time so we have to often be impressionable due to the fact you hardly ever know when you’re likely to get that telephone connect with and have to make that selection to accept,” explained Dr. Chipman.

A different opportunity to demonstrate the globe why they are the Baddest Band in the Land.

The group is expected to land in Paris Sunday and will accomplish at the Louvre Thursday at 2pm regional time in Paris and 8am jap common time.

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