This year’s Rose Parade is meant to inspire hope; for one band, it already has

The Southern University Band, known as the “Human Jukebox,” performs Monday during Bandfest at Pasadena City College’s Robinson Stadium.
The Southern University Band, known as the “Human Jukebox,” performs Monday during Bandfest at Pasadena City College’s Robinson Stadium.
(Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)

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Emmanuel Morgan is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Prior to joining The Times in October 2019, his work appeared in the Charlotte Observer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Morgan is a graduate of Elon University and a native of Charlotte, N.C.