The FAMU Marching 100 added another noteworthy performance to their already lengthy resume yesterday as members of the band performed at Louis Vuitton’s 2023 Men’s Fashion Week Show in Paris, France.
Louis Vuitton sponsored an all-expenses-paid trip for 35 students and 10 staff. Director of Bands Shelby Chipman called the performance a significant accomplishment.
“I’m so proud of the tremendous work they have put into this show in a short time,” Chipman said. “Much love to Louis Vuitton and their artistic director Benji B. and the entire team. You are officially honorary FAMU Rattlers for Life.”
Show producer Benji B said this year’s show called for a marching band, and FAMU was an easy choice. “Authenticity is really at the center of everything we’re interested in. We don’t reference things or emulate things. We go to the top, and that’s why we came to you (FAMU).”