To anyone who has been to a big college, you are all too aware of how important “the big game” is. It is what many campus kids look forward to all week long; to cheer on their school’s team as they march towards victory, and a huge part of the fun and entertainment of the big game is your school’s band and cheerleading squads. At HBCUs, the halftime shows are affectionately known as the fifth quarter and feature competition between drumlines (remember the movie, "Drumline?"), dance routines and just an outright good time to have for all of the spectators.
Howard’s marching band is known as “Showtime.” Representing one of the most prestigious HBCU’s in the nation, the Washington D.C. school band marched in the inauguration day parade for President Obama.