One of the oldest Mardi Gras societies in Mobile will feel like a million dollars for its 140th anniversary on Tuesday.
The Knights of Revelry parade will feature the University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band, said a KOR officer. The band will bring close to 200 members, along with Crimsonettes and color guard from Tuscaloosa to march the streets for the 12:30 p.m. parade on Route A.
In addition the group will perform in a “pep rally” at noon on the steps of the Mobile Civic Center.
The KOR officer, who wrote a letter to UA President Judy Bonner in hopes of securing the band, said he expects the group to be a big draw.
“I did it for grins and giggles to see if I could do it,” the officer said of contacting UA. “We reached out and were successful.”
Both the UA band and Auburn University’s marching band have marched in parades in the Port City before and each were big draws, the officer said.