Cheyney University of Pennsylvanias
Soulful Sound Band was one of four featured marching
bands performing in a Battle of the Bands at Franklin
Field, in the heart of Philadelphia, on Sunday, Nov. 8th,
The marching band received a trophy for their Outstanding Performance which showcased a tribute to the late Pop-Icon Michael Jackson featuring the ever-talented Auxiliary Section, Color Guard and Dancers.
Cheyney University Director of Bands Professor Gardner said, This was one of our best performances. I am so proud of our kids. It is the best we ever sounded. We received a lot of positive feedback and it stirred up some interest with potential students from the area high schools.
This showcase of high school and universities from the tri-state area was sponsored by the Youth Education in the Arts. Other participating schools included: Charles Herbert Flowers High School of Maryland, Ramapo and Spring Valley Marching Band of New York, Howard University of Washington, D.C.
The Cheyney University Soulful Sound Band led the Annual African American Day Parade on Sunday, September 19, 2010 for the second year. The African American Parade began at 1:00 pm in Harlem, NY on 111th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd and ended at 142nd Street.
The Cheyney University Concert Choir
& Cheyney University Soulful Marching Band
participated in Jackie Robinson Night at the Philadelphia
Phillies' Pre-Game Ceremonies on Friday, April 15, 2011
at Citizens Bank Ball Park.
Cheyney University Band Director Alan
Gardner and the "Soulful Sound" Band started
the 2011 school year off with a bang! They opened the
football season at the Battle of the Firsts game on
Saturday September 3, 2011.
The Cheyney University "Soulful Sound" Marching Band was featured in The Sixth Annual African American Black Heritage Day Parade in Staten Island, NY this weekend.
Other participants included the Baltimore Steppers, Baltimore Maryland, Soulful Tigers, Approaching Storm Marching Bands, Berean Community Baptist Church Drum Line and the Federation of Black Cowboys all from Brooklyn, New York, Malcolm X Shabazz High School Marching Band, from Newark, N.J. and Pink Diamond Steppers and St. Philips Baptist Church Drum Line from Staten Island.
The CU Soulful Sound Marching Band headed to
Allentown, PA, for the 17th Collegiate Marching Band
Festival on Saturday September 30, 2012. The Cheyney
University band was one of 21 participating bands from
colleges throughout Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio,
Massachusetts and Delaware.
The Cheyney University Soulful Sound Band
Spring Concert on April 30, 2013 had music for every
taste. The program included wind ensemble, jazz band,
show band, dance, color guard, classical, jazz and hip
hop and all were delivered magnificently.
Cheyney University's Soulful Sound Marching Band competed in the 2013-2014 Honda Battle of the Bands September through October 9, 2013.
This year, Honda
re-structured the contest so that colleges with smaller
bands, such as Cheyney University, had a better chance at
making it to the big stage. The final eight bands were
chosen through a voting process incorporating online fan
votes, band directors, the presidents of HBCU schools and
representatives from American Honda.
The Cheyney University Soulful Sound Band performed in the Classic drum-line competition at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday December 15, 2013 as part of the legendary Big Apple Classic (BAC).
The BAC was launched as New Yorks
first ever Historically Black Colleges and Universities
(HBCU) basketball competition at Madison Square Garden
seven years ago (2006). The Classic, regarded as the
ultimate family and social event, attracts thousands of
alumni, students and fans from across the country to New
York to take part in this annual tradition. Originally
set in Manhattan, this was the first year that The
Classic moved to the arena at the Barclays Center.
Still accepting new members for the Marching Band.
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