Listen Live
My Baltimore Spirit Listen Live
Spirit 1400 Featured Video
BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 18: Members of the Morgan State Univer

Source: The Washington Post / Getty

Morgan State University’s marching band, the Magnificent Marching Machine, is heading across the Atlantic.

The school announced that the band will perform in the D-Day 80 Normandy Parade in France.

Join Our Text Club To Get The Latest Music, Entertainment, Contests And Breaking News On Your Phone. Text BALTIMORE to 24042 to join!

In a press release, the university’s president David Wilson said:

“When we think of the historic events that have shaped the 20th century and the decades thereafter, the courageous moments that took place on the beaches of Normandy, France nearly 80 years ago, are among them. The opportunity to have our students not only represent our University but also our nation on such a grand world stage in recognition of such a monumental occasion is truly an honor.”

During the parade, the band is set to  “America the Beautiful” as they march between Vierville-sur-Mer and Saint Laurent-sur-Mer, overlooking Omaha Beach.

According to the news release, they will also pay their respects by laying a wreath at the Normandy American Cemetery, where more than 9,300 soldiers are laid to rest.

The university said that it will be contributing part of the resources needed to cover the travel expenses of the 152-member band and MSU Alumni Relations and the Morgan State Univerity Foundation will help raise the rest of the money.

Congratulations to the students!

Get Breaking News & Exclusive Content in Your Inbox:  


Morgan State To Expand Off-Campus Housing With Multi-Family Apartment Building

Morgan State University To Become First HBCU To Offer Division I Wrestling

Morgan State University Set To Receive $14M To Expand Research Opportunities


The post Morgan State University’s Marching Band To Perform At D-Day 80 Normandy Parade In France appeared first on 92 Q.

Morgan State University’s Marching Band To Perform At D-Day 80 Normandy Parade In France  was originally published on