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MVSU remembers former band director Russell Boone, Sr.

September 16, 2020

ITTA BENA, Miss.—From two performances in the Indy 500 (1963 & 1964) and being the first Historically Black College & University (HBCU) extended an invitation to the Rose Bowl Parade in 1965 and again in 1968, to performances during the 1968 Mississippi Governor’s inaugural parade and the 1969 inaugural parade for the United States President—Mississippi Valley State University’s band has had quite the storied history. 

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