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Spelman Student Second to Lead Morehouse Marching Band as Drum Major in History

January 2019

Lila Grant Lila Grant, C’2020, is pairing her commitment to representing women in a male-dominated space with her love for music and performance. This year Grant, a native of Chicago, is one of four drum majors for the Morehouse College House of Funk Marching Band. The chemistry major is the first Spelman student to hold the position in 35 years. “It has taken a lot of will power, passion and dedication to be in this position,” said Grant.

“Serving in this position for the band is a way to represent the strength that women hold; and additionally, reflecting that women are much more capable than society gives us credit.” With homecoming approaching, Grant is especially thrilled to be representing both schools. “My hope is that more Spelman students will be able to take part in the band in the future.”

Find more information and updates on the Morehouse College House of Funk Marching Band 

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