The T.C. Williams High School marching band is heading to The Big Easy.
The Marching Titans will represent Alexandria and Virginia at the 2014 Sugar Bowl, to be held Jan. 2, 2014, at the Superdome in New Orleans.
Directed by Carlos Gonzales, the T.C. Williams band is one of 15 high school units from across the country selected to perform at halftime of the BCS bowl game.
The 80-member band will spend five days in New Orleans, rehearse with the other invited high school bands, learn from nationally renowned adjudicators and explore the city that gave birth to jazz.
“I am thrilled to see that the Marching Titans will be representing Alexandria at the 2014 Sugar Bowl Game, bringing prestige and honor to our historic city,” Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille said in a press release. Euille is a 1968 graduate of T.C. Williams and a former bass clarinet player with the Marching Titans. “I am proud of their accomplishments and wish the band much success and fun for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Louisville defeated Florida 33-23 at the 2013 Sugar Bowl. Virginia Tech has played in the Sugar Bowl three times since 2000.
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