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Harlem High School's Flancers dance team won first place in AA auxiliary competition in events prior to the Orange Bowl, where the marching band will perform during halftime.

Harlem High Band prepares to play at Orange Bowl

Posted: January 4, 2012 - 11:40am
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The drumline for the Harlem High School Marching Band plays in Miami prior to practice for tonight's Orange Bowl, in which the band will perform at halftime.   Zachery Burrell/Special
Zachery Burrell/Special
The drumline for the Harlem High School Marching Band plays in Miami prior to practice for tonight's Orange Bowl, in which the band will perform at halftime.

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While Clemson University and West Virginia fans will be watching the football game during tonight's Orange Bowl, Harlem High School fans will be looking for their band during halftime.

The marching band traveled this weekend to Miami for the Orange Bowl, where the members are set to perform tonight (8 p.m., ESPN) along with other high school bands during the haltime show.

Mass rehearsals for the band started this morning, following competitions the previous day in which the Harlem band won second place in its division and the Flancers flag team won first place in AA auxiliary competition, said Harlem drumline member Zachary Burrell.

In addtion, the Harlem band was chosen to unfurl a giant American flag during the halftime show.

"We are having a blast," Burrell said in an email. "We will be performing with the group 'Train' tonight. It sounds awesome!"

Burrell added that the Harlem band was recognized as the only band in the group to have memorized all its music prior to practice.

"We are really working hard to make our hometown proud of us," Burrell said. "We are really grateful."

Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. West Virginia, 8 p.m., ESPN. Harlem High Marching Band, along with other bands, will perform during halftime.

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Just My Opinion

Congratulations!

Hope these kids have a great time! This is a very special event and they'll always remember it. One of my family members has a daughter in the Evans High School band and they just returned from London, after being invited to perform in the New Year's Day parade there. These trips are all memorable and are great experiences! Kids...be good and listen to your chaperones! Hope you have a ball down in Miami! The whole CSRA will be watching y'all! I know you will make us proud!

tvveedie

Clemson

Heard the Tigers passed on taking an airplane home. They couldn't bear to see another touchdown. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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