Brief: Morgan State Marching Band Concert

After a covid hiatus, the beloved tradition returned!


Kristen Andrews

The Morgan State University marching band adapted its annual Scarlet and Grey Day concert at Friends to a COVID-friendly performance on the turf.

Divine Trewick, Arts & Culture Editor

It was very hot, but the energy was high, dance circles formed, and members of Quaker Nation ran around everyone with a Quaker Nation flag.

Friday, October 15, 2021, was the last day of spirit week at Friends School of Baltimore, and everyone was extra excited to watch Morgan State University’s band perform, after a year-long break from the huge Friends tradition.

Typically, the whole school meets in the gym and enjoys their performance, but due to Covid-19, Morgan State had to do two performances on Deering Field: one for the Lower School and Little Friends, and the other for the Middle and Upper Schools.

Since there were two performances, Morgan State played fewer songs than usual. But they brought the same enthusiasm, and everyone was pumped. That afternoon was the perfect lead-in to our win on Scarlet and Gray Day.