Nikole Roebuck Becomes First Black Female Band Director at Grambling State University

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Grambling State University (GSU) in Grambling, Louisiana announced the appointment of Dr. Nikole Roebuck as the new Department of Music chair and director of bands beginning June 1. Roebuck will be the first Black woman to lead the band program at the historically Black university. She will also lead the critically acclaimed and internationally known Tiger Marching Band, which was founded in 1926.

Grambling’s President Rick Gallot said Roebuck is the ideal candidate to lead the band, stating that “Dr. Roebuck is one of our most dedicated and humble leaders and a proven gift to our students, community and all who support the world-famed sound of Grambling,” according to KNOE News 8.

Roebuck has served as GSU’s assistant band leader for the past 12 years. Under her tenure, the band has performed on ESPN, for the NBA, at presidential inaugurations, and for national brands….

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  • semperp2007

    Congratulations, Dr. Nikole Roebuck! Long live the music department and marching band with your guidance.

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