HAMPTON UNIVERSITY MARCHING FORCE PARTICIPATED IN NEW YEAR’S DAY PARADE IN ROME
Written by Toni Jones on January 2, 2020
The Hampton University Marching Band, otherwise known as “The Marching Force,” participated in the 2020 Rome New Year’s Day Parade in Rome, Italy. The Parade started at 11:00 a.m. Rome time, which is 5:00 a.m. EST.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square to celebrate and receive the Pope’s New Year’s Day blessing and The Marching Force was there as well to enjoy the festivities. The Rome New Year’s Parade celebrates life, cultural diversity and international goodwill. It took place in conjunction with the World Day of Peace, where the parade proceeds along the Grand Via Delta Conciliazone and culminates in St. Peter’s Square.
While in Italy, the band will also get the opportunity to visit and perform in other local communities where they will be joyously welcomed by the local residents.
Norfolk State is very proud and celebrates the success of our sister HBCU. Congratulations Marching Force!