Six-time Grammy-nominee gospel artist, Marvin Sapp performs with SC State’s Marching 101 Band

Monday, November 3, 2008

Marvin SappSix-time Grammy-nominee gospel artist, Dr. Marvin Sapp will be performing his hit, “Never Would Have Made It” with the SC State Marching 101 Band during the half-time show of the SC State vs. Howard University football game, Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Oliver C. Dawson Stadium.

Sapp’s Grammy-award winning song “Never Would Have Made It” recently set a record for the longest running No. 1 single on radio across all genres in the history of Billboard music charts.

“Dr. Sapp has touched the lives of many through “Never Would Have Made It” and it is an honor for the Marching 101 Band to perform with him,” said Eddie Ellis, director, SC State’s Marching 101 Band. “Our students are excited as we prepare for Thursday’s event,” he continued.

Sapp, 41, founder and senior pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, MI, was recently honored at the BET Awards, winning best gospel artist.

The game will be televised live on ESPNU at 7:30 p.m. The Bulldogs are leading the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), with a record of 7-2 for the season.

In honor of senior night, all graduating football players will be honored during the pre-game show.

SC State will offer the following ticket specials for Thursday’s game:

• Bring any church bulletin to the SC State ticket office this week or to the game Thursday night and purchase general admission tickets for $10.00;
• $10 general admission for SC State Faculty and Staff;
• $10 general admission for seniors, 55 and older;
• $10 general admission for those wearing their Greek colors and letters.

For more information please contact, Erica S. Prioleau, Director of University Relations and Marketing at (803) 378-1407, Melissa Wingate, Director of Athletics Marketing at 803-536-8578 or Mr. Eddie Ellis, Director, SC State Marching 101 Band at (803) 536-8570.