The Ocean of Soul Marching Band from Texas Southern University has been selected to lead off the Houston Astros Celebration Parade on Friday in Houston. The Astros 4-3 World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers marks the first time the city of Houston has ever won a World Series.
The final out! #EarnedHistory pic.twitter.com/Cxah8btuWP
— Houston Astros (@astros) November 2, 2017
This is the second year in a row that the Ocean of Soul has been chosen to perform for a national sports league. In September of 2016, the band performed as a part of the Fox on NFL pregame show to kick off the season in Houston. The band also performed at Michael Strahan’s Hall of Fame induction in 2014, Strahan is a graduate of Texas Southern.
2017 Astros Celebration Parade. #TSUProud pic.twitter.com/uqZ2H5YS4n
— Texas Southern (@TexasSouthern) November 2, 2017
The parade kicks off on Friday at 2 pm, and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has proclaimed November 3rd, as Houston Astros day in the city. Here’s a look at the Ocean of Soul in action from 2016.