The intro was telling. One girl said she didnt come to school for books or graduation , just to be in the band.
She isn't alone; she is one of many who want to march in the____[fill in the blank with specific hbcu band]. It is what it is. Not everyone is drawn to a school for their academics, sometimes its family tradition, sometimes it....something else.
Not to call out any school by name, but after a certain tragedy that got nationwide attention, a particular HBCU later found out that there were individuals marching in the school's band, but were not registered in school.