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Faculty Spotlight - Mr. Rasan Holmes

Hampton University Band Director
Rasan Holmes Talks Homecoming 2013

HU Band Director Rasan Holmes.

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HU Band Director Rasan Holmes.

During Hampton University's 2013 homecoming celebration, lead band director Rasan Holmes detailed to rollingout the pressures he and the "Marching Force" band were facing for their game time performance.

"It's very different preparing for homecoming," said Holmes. "You have the added pressure of the alumni coming back and the visiting band that you're getting up for. Knowing you're going to have a even larger crowd, you really want to do a show that's going to appeal to everyone."

This year's halftime show carried a 90's theme and, according to Holmes, was a high-energy show to give Hampton alums a true sense of nostalgia.

"[The show will have] a lot of energy, a lot of hype-ness, very exciting song selection and should be very anecdotal to the alumni present," said Holmes.

HU's 2013 homecoming celebration included a plethora of parties, the annual parade and time spent by current students and alumni in the student center.

Check out footage below with our interview of Holmes.

- Danielle Canada

Danielle Canada is a Rolling Out Contributing Editor and a 2009 HU alumna.

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