How the SU Human Jukebox Almost Missed DC Mardi Gras
Courtesy: Col. Mike Edmonson
Courtesy: Col. Mike Edmonson

By: Julia O’Donoghue – The Times-Picayune

The Southern University marching band,known as The Human Jukebox, was one of the highlights of Washington Mardi Gras in the District of Columbia this weekend, but the band almost didn’t make it on stage. 

James McClendon Williams, the king of Washington Mardi Gras, enlisted the Jukebox to be the “surprise” entertainment at the ball taking place in D.C. Saturday night (Jan. 23). He paid for their travel and accommodations. 

But the Jukebox almost had to back out, when a snowstorm kept a few key members of the band from making it all the way to Washington.

Read the full story – Southern Marching Band Almost Doesn’t Make it to Washington Mardi Gras


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