The Marching Force
The Hampton University Marching Band, “The Marching Force”, is a grand example of the positive impact of music on student engagement and success. The Force provides experiences that assist students in their ability to assume responsibility, establish a professional attitude, gain self-confidence, develop a humanistic attitude toward life, become proficient in their area of musical specialization, appreciate diverse cultures, and contribute positively to the world around them. Ultimately, the band experience creates opportunities of a lifetime that build character and promote success. The Force has performed with various artists, such as Montell Jordan, Chingy, and Young Dro, in addition to performances at several National Football League games. The band was featured in the 2009 Inaugural Parade for President Barack Obama, and traveled to Honduras in 2016 to host an International Music Camp.