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SU Marching Band to perform at NFC Championship Game - Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Southern University Marching Band has been chosen to provide halftime entertainment Sunday at the Louisiana Superdome when the New Orleans Saints take on the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL's NFC Championship game.

Southern's invitation to perform at the National Football League Championship contest is more proof that the "Human Jukebox" is the icon of college marching bands. Southern was recently the subject of a profile in the New York Times on marching dance routines.

"We are blessed and honored to be on such a tremendous stage as the NFC Championship game to represent Southern University," said Lawrence Jackson, director of Bands at Southern. "We hope that our participation will pump up the WHO DATS and push the Saints to victory."

SU's band will be part of the 2010 Honda Battle of Bands held January 30 in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The event will showcase Southern and marching bands representing seven other historically black colleges and universities.

The Human Jukebox will hold practice from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Superdome. Kick-off is at 5:30 p.m.