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Monday, November 2, 2015

S.H.O.W. Me The Money

The S.H.O.W.T.I.M.E. Marching Band of Howard University has heard their pleas fall on deaf ears, so they're going silent.

The #SilentSHOWTIME movement is a concerted effort by the band's membership amid unpaid disbursements both to band member scholarships and the band's budget. The band also reports being unable to get any answers from administration when asked. This past Saturday, the band took the field during halftime in all black, and that field show only remained as a tribute to a former band staff member, Bob Jackson. The band remained silent in the stands, and did not play a 5th quarter.

S.H.O.W.T.I.M.E. is, of course, a major ambassador for the university and a vital part of the HU gameday experience. I hope, for the continuity of the band but moreso for the students involved, that this is resolved quickly.

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