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Student Programs Support

Support for student programs at Norfolk State University help to facilitate student learning and the development of the whole student while cultivating a diverse and inclusive campus community. These programs provide opportunities for students' transformation and enrich their education.

Spartan Legion Marching Band 

The Norfolk State University Spartan Legion Marching Band is one of the premiere college bands in the country, whose performances have been heard by millions of fans. The band supports NSU teams and entertains audiences with music ranging from traditional school songs to the latest hits.  The band has been featured at state, national, and international events, and they are truly a showcase of the best that Norfolk State University has to offer. Give to the Spartan Legion Travel, Instrument or Uniform fund.

  • Spartan Legion Travel Fund – Gifts to this fund provide support for the Spartan Legion Band to travel to away sporting events, marching band festivals, and competition showcase events.
  • Spartan Legion Instrument Fund – Gifts to this fund provide the support necessary to ensure that members of the Spartan Legion Band have access to the instruments and music necessary to perform at the highest levels.
  • Spartan Legion Uniform Fund – Gifts to this fund provide the resources necessary to repair and replace the uniforms the Spartan Legion Band dons when giving an official performance.  Uniform funds are the Spartan Legion Band’s current top funding priority, as many of the Band’s uniforms are old, well-used, and have fallen into significant disrepair.  A gift of $1,000 can purchase one new uniform for a member of the Spartan Legion Band.

Give to the Spartan Legion Band

NSU Choirs

The Norfolk State University Choirs is the largest choral ensemble at Norfolk State University. The ensemble prides itself on having high musical expectations and performing a wide variety of standard choral literature, and comes from a long and respected tradition of choral singing among predominantly African-American colleges and universities. Give to the Travel or Operational fund.

NSU Choirs Travel Fund – Gifts to this fund provide support for the NSU Choirs to travel to choral festivals and competition showcase events.

NSU Choirs Operational Fund – Gifts to this fund provide the support necessary to ensure that members of the NSU Choirs have access to the costuming and music necessary to perform at the highest levels.

Give to the NSU Choirs

NSU Theatre Company

 Norfolk State University Theatre is a vibrant community in which faculty scholar/artists, students, and professional staff gather to study and create theatre. NSU’s integrated approach to practice and research includes stagecraft, performance, design, dramatic literature, dramaturgy, and theatre pedagogy, as well as the historical, literary, and cultural basis of theatre and performance, and is one of the most visible and important connections between campus life and the Hampton Roads community.

NSU Theatre Operational Fund – Gifts to NSU Theatre provide the support necessary to operate a world-class university theatre program.  Support for NSU Theatre helps to purchase equipment, set construction materials, performance costuming, and other operational necessities.

Give to the NSU Theatre Company