Favre NFL honor extended to school band

Favre NFL honor extended to school band
The Pride of Hancock Marching Band will play at the NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony in August. (Photo Source: WLOX News)
The Pride of Hancock Marching Band will play at the NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony in August. (Photo Source: WLOX News)

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - It's not every day that a football player is inducted into the NFL Hall Of Fame. It's also equally uncommon for the high school band from the school that player attended to be invited to perform during the induction ceremony.

Both of those amazing honors have come together for Brett Favre and the Pride Of Hancock Marching Band. 

The marching band is gearing up to take its symphonic sound to Ohio in the fall for the NFL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The trip will accompany the honor for Favre, a Hancock County native son and fellow-Hancock Hawk.

"I was astonished," said Cheyenne Higgs.

The senior clarinetist says it's a rare once in a lifetime opportunity. If fortunate enough to go, she'd savior every memory of the trip for the rest of her life.

"It's really undescribable just knowing we will be able to go 14 hours away from here represent our school with someone who went here and got so far even, though he's from somewhere like little old Hancock High School," said Emily Brauen, senior. 
 
The band will perform during one of the NFL's induction ceremonies in August. However, the hurdle the band must cross to take 130 students and their chaperones to Canton is about $60,000. Charter buses, housing and meals for the three day trip is a pre-requisite .

"Our boosters are in the process of finalizing what we'd like to do to help raise the funds.  We are really going to want to reach out to our community. And I know we have a lot of Brett Favre fans," said the band director.

The students say they are practicing hard in hopes of making the Gulf Coast proud.

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