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Tennessee State University Marching Band nominated for GRAMMY Award


2023 GRAMMYs to be presented Sunday, February 5

LOS ANGELES (November 15, 2022) — The Tennessee State University "Aristocrat of Bands" is among the nominees announced today for the 2023 GRAMMY Awards, to be presented in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 5.

The Nashville-based marching band is nominated in the "Best Roots Gospel Album" category which is open to albums "containing greater than 50% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional/roots gospel music, including country, Southern gospel, bluegrass, and Americana recordings."

The five nominees contending for the GRAMMY are:

• Let's Just Praise The Lord
   Gaither Vocal Band

• Confessio - Irish American Roots
   Keith & Kristyn Getty

• The Willie Nelson Family
   Willie Nelson

• 2:22
   Karen Peck & New River

• The Urban Hymnal
   Tennessee State University Marching Band

The Tennessee State University Band has achieved a substantial roster of national performances, including presidential inaugural parades and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. The band is also recognized as the first HBCU marching band to appear on national television, in 1955 during halftime of the Rams versus Bears NFL game.

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The Tennessee State University Marching Band started 2022 with an appearance in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade.
The Tennessee State University Marching Band started 2022 with an appearance in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade.

The TSU Aristocrat of Bands performed a field exhibition during the Tournament of Roses Bandfest on December 29, 2021.
The TSU Aristocrat of Bands performed a field exhibition during the Tournament of Roses Bandfest on December 29, 2021.


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