Members of North Carolina Central University Marching Sound Machine practice Tuesday evening, September 21, 2010, at O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium. The marching band has been selected to participate in the 2011 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.
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North Carolina Central's marching band director Jorim Reid, who was credited with creating and cultivating the "Marching Sound Machine", giving it national exposure, is not getting his contract renewed with the university, ABC11 Eyewitness News reported.
An online petition said the news "came without warning."
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