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Dr. Shaylor James' Living Legacy Program

Since the Fall of 1964, Dr. Shaylor James has been an indelible force within the FAMU Marching 100 Percussion Section, shaping generations of talented musicians and fostering a legacy of excellence. In honor of his unparalleled dedication and transformative impact, Z-Boosters proudly introduces the Dr. Shaylor James Legacy Program.

This program stands as a testament to Dr. James’ enduring legacy, embodying his commitment to nurturing musical talent, fostering camaraderie, and empowering aspiring percussionists. Through a multifaceted approach, the Legacy Program aims to uphold Dr. James’ vision while propelling the percussion section into a future marked by continued success and innovation.

Guided by the principles of excellence, integrity, and inclusivity, the Dr. Shaylor James Legacy Program is dedicated to supporting the FAMU Marching 100 Percussion Section in the following key areas:

Scholarship Awards: Providing financial assistance to deserving percussionists, the Legacy Program ensures that talented individuals have access to educational opportunities that will enable them to excel academically and musically.

Equipment and Instrumentation Support: Recognizing the importance of top-notch equipment and instruments in achieving musical excellence, the Legacy Program endeavors to provide the necessary resources to enhance the percussion section’s capabilities and performance quality.

Educational Workshops and Clinics: In line with Dr. James’ commitment to continuous learning and skill development, the Legacy Program organizes workshops, masterclasses, and clinics conducted by renowned percussionists to enrich the educational experience of section members.

Community Engagement: Embracing Dr. James’ ethos of service and community involvement, the Legacy Program fosters partnerships with local schools, organizations, and communities, providing outreach opportunities and sharing the joy of music with broader audiences.

Alumni Networking and Engagement: Building on the strong bonds forged under Dr. James’ leadership, the Legacy Program facilitates connections among alumni, providing opportunities for mentorship, collaboration, and ongoing support for current and future members of the percussion section.

Through the Dr. Shaylor James Legacy Program, Z-Boosters reaffirms its commitment to preserving and perpetuating the rich musical heritage of the FAMU Marching 100 Percussion Section. By honoring Dr. James’ legacy and embracing his values, we strive to cultivate a vibrant community of percussionists who will continue to inspire, uplift, and transform through the power of music.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Dr. Shaylor James’ Living Legacy Program is to honor and perpetuate the profound impact of Dr. James’ lifelong dedication to musical excellence, mentorship, and community engagement within the FAMU Marching 100 Percussion Section. Through scholarship awards, educational enrichment, and collaborative outreach efforts, our program aims to empower aspiring percussionists, preserve Dr. James’ esteemed legacy, and foster a vibrant community of musicians committed to excellence, integrity, and service. By nurturing talent, promoting inclusivity, and inspiring a spirit of continuous learning, we strive to uphold Dr. James’ enduring legacy and cultivate a future generation of leaders who will continue to enrich lives through the transformative power of music.

Make A Donation

Your generosity can help perpetuate the legacy of Dr. Shaylor James and sustain the impactful initiatives of the Living Legacy Program. By donating to support the program, you play a vital role in empowering aspiring percussionists, preserving musical excellence, and enriching communities through the transformative power of music.

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Become an Apterian Member: Empowering Music, Enriching Lives

Joining the ranks of Apterian Membership not only grants you access to exclusive benefits and services but also allows you to make a meaningful difference in the world of percussion music. Apterian proudly pledges to donate 50% of its profits from Percussion Membership to support the Dr. Shaylor James’ Living Legacy Program, channeling resources towards empowering aspiring percussionists, preserving musical excellence, and enriching communities through the transformative power of music.

Join us in our mission to empower, enrich, and transform lives through the power of music. Become an Apterian Member today and make a difference that resonates far beyond the notes on a page.

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Roster - Marching 100 Percussion Members

Welcome to the sign-in portal for the illustrious Roster of Marching 100 Percussion Members under the esteemed direction of Dr. Shaylor James since 1964. As we embark on this journey through the annals of musical history, we honor the legacy of Dr. James and the countless percussionists whose rhythms have reverberated across generations. Whether you’ve marched to the beat of the drum or added your unique flair to the cadence, we invite you to reconnect with fellow members, reminisce on cherished memories, and celebrate the enduring impact of your contributions to the storied tradition of the Marching 100 Percussion Section.

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