The return of fall means the return of football. And, the return of football means the return of HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) football classics and the marching bands that usually end up upstaging the games themselves. One of the best bands there is, Florida A&M University’s “Marching 100,” had the stands lit at their school’s 5th Quarter Classic versus Tuskegee University in Mobile, Alabama this past Saturday. In the clips above and below, watch and listen as they prove that Young Metro can trust them with his gem he produced for Kanye West, “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1.”
None of this is new ground for FAMU’s band or any HBCU bands for that matter, as anyone who’s grown up watching each school’s band can attest. Each week, the battles between the bands in the stands and during half time shows are typically what draw in fans and alumni. Last week’s highlight came from Southern University’s “Human Jukebox” reprising Drake’s “Controlla” and they’re all part of what makes the whole classic experience a unique one. It’s a big, brassy throwdown that can’t be compared to any other like it.
Just for added measure, let’s throw in FAMU’s cover of Chance The Rapper’s “No Problem,” too.