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    Drum Major for HBCUs, Tom Joyner Named Honorary Member of TSU’s Ocean of Soul Band

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    Tom Joyner became an honorary member of the famed Texas Southern University Ocean of Soul marching band June 20 during his “Party with a Purpose” fundraiser at Grooves of Houston. The ‘Fly Jock’ promoted Texas Southern University as part of his Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month program. In addition to his fund raising efforts at Grooves, Joyner, Sybil Wilkes and J. Anthony Brown – the cast of the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” – broadcast their nationally syndicated morning talk show live from The Breakfast Klub, owned by TSU alum Marcus Davis Friday, June 20.  Former TSU band members, drum majors, majorettes, alumni and community members all joined in the fun and donated to the “Road to Canton” fundraiser at both events.   The “Road to Canton” campaign will assist the TSU Ocean of Soul Marching band for its trip to Canton, Ohio for the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies for TSU Alumnus Michael Strahan.  The “Ocean” was invited to participate in the TimkenSteel Grand Parade and other festivities surrounding the Pro Football Hall of Fame celebration.