MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WBMA/CNN/Gray News) – In the halls of Jefferson Davis High School, Justin Heideman is just like any other student.
But when the 17-year-old senior takes his place as the head drum major for the marching band, he becomes something unique – a white student leading a predominantly black band.
There’s no missing him. He’s front and center.
"You really can't help but see color,” said band director Brandon Howard. “Everybody that's not here with us on a daily basis stands out to them automatically. He is the first thing that they see."https://www.wlbt.com/2019/11/11/meet-vanilla-funk-white-drum-major-predominantly-black-high-school/