South Carolina State's famed "Marching 101" band will perform at halftime of the Medal of Honor Bowl all-star game next month at Johnson Hagood Stadium.

Bowl chairman Tommy McQueeney promises fans a "patriotic halftime show they'll never forget."

"South Carolina State's 'Marching 101' Band is among the top college performance bands in America," said McQueeney. "We are fortunate that (SCSU president) Tom Elzey and (band director) Eddie Ellis have accepted our request and are sending this state treasure to the Lowcountry."

The Medal of Honor Bowl is set for 2 p.m. Jan. 11, and will feature 96 of the top senior college football players in the country. The game honors the 78 living Medal of Honor recipients and benefits the Medal of Honor Museum Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Established in 1918, S.C. State's "Marchin 101" has appeared at many NFL games and bowl parades. Band members will be on hand after the game to sell their calendars and sign autographs.

Tickets are available at and at, and by phone at 800-514-ETIX (3849).