History of Bands

Major university bands that have historically appeared in the
National Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice, Parade,
Battle of Bands & Drum Line Extravaganza are:

Bethune Cookman University (was the first university band to kick off the parade in 1986)
FAMU Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL
Morris Brown College, Atlanta, GA
Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, AK
North Carolina A & T University, Greensboro, NC
Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL
South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC
(HBCU) Historical Black Colleges & Universities All Star Band (300 members/12 univ.)

High school bands that have participated are:


Louisiana Leadership Institute All Star Band, Baton Rouge, LA
St. Augustine High School, New Orleans, LA
St. Mary’s Academy, New Orleans, LA
McDonough 35 H.S. New Orleans, LA
Sara T. Reed H.S. New Orleans, LA
John McDonough H.S., New Orleans, LA
Southern University Laboratory H.S., Baton Rouge, LA
Hunington Sr. H.S., Shreveport, LA
Kentwood H.S., Kentwood, LA
Booker T. Washington Middle School, New Orleans, LA
Warren Eastern H.S., New Orleans, LA


Booker T. Washington H.S.,Tulsa, OK


C.F. Vigor H.S., Pritchett, AL
L.B. Williamson H.S., Mobile, AL
LeFlore H.S., Mobile, AL
Blount H.S., Mobile, AL
Carver H.S., Birmingham, AL


Martin Luther King, Jr. H.S., Lithonia, GA
North Clayton H.S., Riverdale, GA
Carver H.S., Columbus, GA
T. W. Josey H.S., Augusta, GA
Lucy Laney H.S., Augusta, GA
Glenn Hills H.S., Augusta, GA
Terrell Middle High School, Dawson, GA
Monroe Comprehensive H.S., Albany, GA
Alonzo Crim H.S., Atlanta, GA
Columbia H.S., Decatur, GA
Towers H.S., Decatur, GA


Southern H.S., Durham, NC
Dudley H.S., Greensboro, NC
West Charlotte H.S., Charlotte, NC
Carver H.S., Winston Salem, NC


Jim Hill H.S., Jackson, MS


Cass Tech H. S., Detroit, MI


Dunbar Sr. H.S., Washington, D.C.


Jones H.S., Orlando, FL (First high school visiting band in 1986)
Miami Central H.S., Miami, FL
Miami Jackson H.S., Miami, FL
Miami Carroll City H.S., Miami, FL
N. Miami Beach H.S., Miami Beach, FL
Barron Collier H.S., Naples, FL
Blanche Ely H.S., Pompano Beach, FL
Miami Edison H.S., Miami, FL
Lake Stevens Middle School, Miami, FL
Roosevelt Middle Magnet School
Lake Worth Middle School, Palm Beach County
Suncoast Community H.S., Riviera Beach, FL
J.F.K Middle School, Riviera Beach, FL
Howard E. Blake H.S., Tampa, FL
Middleton H.S., Tampa, FL
Pahokee Middle Senior H.S., Pahokee, FL
Marching Wolverines Community Band of Winters Haven, FL
Deerfield H.S., Deerfield, FL


Booker T. Washington H.S., Houston, TX
Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center, Dallas, TX
O.D. Wyatt H.S., Ft. Worth, TX
Carter H.S., Dallas, TX


White’s Creek H.S., Nashville, TN
Whitehaven Sr. H.S., Memphis, TN
Pearl Cohen Magnet H.S., Nashville, TN


Jack Robey H.S., Pine Bluff, AR
Pine Bluff H.S., Pine Bluff, AR


Colby H.S., Ohio