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About Norfolk State University's Spartan "Legion" Marching Band


Discipline and “Spartan-like” behavior is the key to the innumerable honors that the Spartan “Legion” has won. Selected performances include, most recently the Barack Obama Presidential campaign rally in Norfolk, VA. The “Legion’s” history includes: the Philadelphia Parade commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Constitution (1987), the Mardi Gras in the Rex Parade in New Orleans, LA (2003); the MLK “Drum Major for Justice” Parade, St. Petersburg, FL (2006); the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase (2007 and 2008); the Norfolk Grand Illumination Parade (2006 and 2007); collegiate venues in the MEAC, CIAA and Colonial Conferences, Rutgers University, University of Kentucky and Villanova University. The “Legion” is also the inaugural host of the HBCU (History Black Colleges and Universities) Band Battlefest, which annually spotlights 10 HBCU Marching Bands and command performances in San Diego, CA; Bermuda and New York, NY.


Under the direction of Mr. William Beathea, The Spartan "Legion" continues to grow a stronger fan base, better program, and a stronger musical tradition with the thought of spreading love for the “Legion” across the country.


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