Delaware State University
Route 1 Rivalry
EOUMB Alumni Band Story by
Adnett Tomlinson, DSU Senior
The Blue Hens of the
University of Delaware beat the Fighting Hornets of Delaware
State University 22-3 for the First State Cup at NEWARK, Delaware
on August 31, 2017. http://www.dsuhornets.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPID=5798 That's the football game story.
The East Orange Unified Marching
Band (EOUMB) is the collective group of band members from East
Orange, NJ, participating at Delaware State University with 12
Alumni members. With so many participants from different sections
in the DSU band, a group photo was impossible to manage. The
experience of the football game for the newer members of the band
was not reflected in the score of the game (we lost). Last year
none of the newer EOUMB members had performed at a DSU football
game. As stated by our EOUMB members, this first game of the
season was one of the most exciting experiences of their lives
(so in that sense, we won!). Perfoming to the largest football
crowd many of them had ever seen, cheering and celebrating was a
memory that will live on forever.
||Joshua Reserve - Jorge Vega
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Newest Members Rael Cherry and
Deon Thompson joined Dominique Turnage, Joshua Reserve, Jorge
Vega, Natalie Tomlinson, Adnett Tomlinson, Desmond Drake, Nneka
Ajaghanna, and Amanda George. Not attending the game was Alumnus
Denzel Thompson, who is focusing on graduate studies, and Alumnus
Neil Davis, who is working on his senior studies but will return
once he has settled into the end of his undergraduate case-load.
Adnett had to pause from her participation in the DSU Band to
take photos, so she was unable to capture all the exciting faces
of the members in their new uniforms for the first time. She will
try to add to the photo collection as soon as possible.
You will notice that some of the
members of the band are holding up hand signs. These signs
represents the fraternal organizations of which they now are
members. Adnett, for example, is a member of the Sorority Sigma
Gamma Rho Inc. which is a national Greek organization whose
mission is to enhance the quality of the lives of women and their
families through community service, civil, and social actions.
Game Schedule for 2017:
Fri, Sep 08 Hampton * Hampton, Va. 7:00 PM
Sat, Sep 16 West Virginia Morgantown, W.V. 12:00 PM Root
Sports Pittsburgh Hall-of-Fame Day
Sat, Sep 23 Norfolk State * Dover, Del. 2:00 PM
Sat, Oct 07 North Carolina A&T *Greensboro, N.C.
Homecoming Sat, Oct 14 Howard * Dover, Del. 2:00 PM
Community Day - Sat, Oct 21 South Carolina State * Dover,
Del 2:00 PM
Sat, Oct 28 North Carolina Central * Durham, N.C. 2:00 PM
Sat, Nov 04 Savannah State *Savannah, Ga. 5:00 PM
Military Appreciation Day - Sat, Nov 11 Morgan State *
Dover, Del. 2:00 PM
Sat, Nov 18 Florida State Tallahassee, Fla. TBA
Sat, Dec 16 MEAC VS SWAC AIR FORCE RESERVE CELEBRATION
BOWL Atlanta, Ga. 12:00 PM
Who is watching us?
The Whole Wide World,
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