Shalal Adolphe Will Represent
East Orange and Talladega Tornadoes
on January 20th, 2017
We are proud to announce that the Talladega
Tornado Marching Band will be performing at the Presidential
Inaugural Parade on January 20th, 2017 to help celebrate with
President Donald J. Trump in Washington, DC. EOUMB Alumnus and Graduate of Cicely Tyson High School in
East Orange, Shalal Adolphe, who is now studying at Talladega U,
will be marching with the Tornado Band and we will be watching
the TV news closely to catch sight of him in the crowd.
It won't be easy to spot him in
that huge Band, but we'll give you some clues as to what to look
In his senior year at Cicely
Tyson School, Shalal auditioned on the trumpet for Professor Allen Gardner of Cheyney University.
Shalal was accepted for a scholarship on the spot. So that's
another clue; he not only plays the trumpet, he plays the trumpet
After a year at Cheyney, Shalal
felt he was being held back as a musician, so he took charge of
his own education and in August of 2014, he transferred to Talladega College in Alabama. Even though he was considered a "rookie", he
soon was promoted to the first trumpet position. So now you are
looking and listening for a VERY, VERY good trumpet player! It's
still not going to be an easy hunt because Talladega Band has a
great many trumpeteers who are also VERY, VERY good!
01/20/17 Well, here they are!
This is going to be more difficult than I imagined! We may have
to wait for more photos. The above was taken from C-Span off the
television set and is too blurry to identify individuals.