The Music Department at Elizabeth City State University announces P.O.I.S.O.N. Drum
Line, the percussion section of the Marching Sound of Class, won the Big Apple Classic
HBCU Drumline Competition, held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on December
This section of the band includes 18 students who competed against drum lines from
Lincoln and Cheyney Universities. The criteria of selection was based on five performance
categories: difficulty, creativity, showmanship, execution, and general effect. The
drum line performed an exciting five-minute show that drew crowd applause and a standing
ovation. These percussionists won a trophy and a$1,000 prize.