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August 2010Vol. 1  No. 1

Third Annual President's Golf Tournament

The Florida A&M University Marching “100” and Greek organizations, the Alpha Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the Upsilon Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Inc., left their hearts on the stage during their high-spirited performances at The 2010 ESPYs post party on July 14.

The Marching "100" performed at the 2010 ESPY's post party on July 14, at the L.A. LIVE complex in downtown Los Angeles.
The groups performed at the L.A. LIVE complex in downtown Los Angeles with rappers Gucci Mane, Wacka Flocka Flame, Lil Kim, Laws and others.

“The ESPY’s was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Ahmad Newbold, Marching “100” head drum major. “I am truly thankful to have had the chance to perform in front of such a grateful audience. A big ‘thank you’ should go to our director of bands, Dr. Julian E. White, for making this experience possible and worth while.”

The event was emceed by Doug E. Fresh and deejayed by Biz Markie, DJ Ebron and DJ Steve Powers.  
Athletes, such as basketball player Gary Payton, and football legend Joe Nameth, celebrities and VIPs were in the audience during the performance.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity with Doug E. Fresh
“I have much respect for FAMU,” said the personable Doug E. Fresh, who took photos with many of the students backstage and during rehearsals. “They got on stage and they tore it down.”

The ESPYs gather top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances.

Prior to hitting the stage, the fraternities performed on the red carpet of the ESPY Award show.
“It was an indescribable feeling to perform on the red carpet,” said Riccardo Jean, a member of
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity during show
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. “I made some amazing networks and I want to thank Upsilon Psi because I know if I wasn't a member, this would have never happened for me.”

Kirsten Ledford, who served as the choreography consultant for the performance, said she was proud of the finished product.

“I’ve seen a lot of stepping and this definitely ranks amongst the best,” said Ledford. “There is something about the beauty and precision that is so powerful.”

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