Southern University band to perform at Super Bowl XLVII

Southern University said Friday that its award-winning marching band, nicknamed “The Human Jukebox,” will perform during pregame festivities Feb. 3 at Super Bowl XLVII in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

This will be the fourth time the band performs at a Super Bowl, a news release says.

Director of Bands Lawrence Jackson submitted a video from a 2008 performance at a show at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to the NFL’s event presentation officials. He said he is excited about the Super Bowl invitation from the NFL.

“This is a testament and tribute to the hard work our young men and women put into their practices, performance and their efforts in the classroom,” Jackson said. “I am proud of them and happy for our university.”

The Center for Historically Black Colleges and Universities Media Advocacy named the band 2012’s Best HBCU Marching Band, the release says.

Last year, the Dancing Dolls performed with Madonna during the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show in Indianapolis.