Southern University of Baton Rouge has long been privy to what a treasure it has in its Human Jukebox marching band and Dancing Dolls, but a few years ago the whole country was let in on the secret.
HUMAN JUKEBOX PLUS DANCING DOLLS
In 2015, the dynamic duo covered Adele’s “Hello” with an electrifying performance at the Bayou Classic game with Grambling State.
On the gridiron, Grambling State ended the Southern Jaguars streak of three wins in their series, prevailing 34-23, but SU clearly won the Battle of the Bands (and dancers).
YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE
In September of the same year, the Human Jukebox made their first ever appearance at Sanford Stadium Athens, Georgia, and did not disappoint with a cover of New Radicals 1998 hit “You Get What You Give.”
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
Demonstrating their far-ranging musical chops, the Human Jukebox performed Guns N’ Roses “Welcome to the Jungle” at their school’s football game with Jackson State University.
B*ITCH BETTER HAVE MY MONEY
For Southern University’s game versus Talladega College, the band rocked out on Rihanna’s popular “B*itch Better Have My Money,” and the Dancing Dolls, as usual, were in fine form.
SU DANCING DOLLS
While Southern’s Human Jukebox provides the music to keep fans enthralled, the SU Dancing Dolls provide the visuals to make their joint performances a tour de force.
At the time “Hello” went viral, Kayla Pittman — then a 21 year old Mass Communications major — was the Dancing Dolls captain. The Bogalusa, Louisiana native professed to having a weakness for hazelnut iced coffees, fried fish, and apple juice. Her favorite quote was, “Don’t tell me the sky is the limit, when there are footprints on the moon.”
Last year, Ms. Tailyn kept things poppin’ for the Dancing Dolls. We can’t wait to see the fresh new faces on this year’s squad. Stay tuned…