SU Former Band Director honored for his legendary career | Events
Isaac Greggs, better known as Dr. Greggs, is doing what he does best--taking center stage and entertaining the crowd.
The 84-year-old is used to it. He directed the Southern University Human Jukebox Band for nearly 40 years.
“He’s such a legend, just an awesome legend,” says Wanda Dunn with the Louisiana Black History Hall of Fame.
And the legend lives on. Greggs was recently inducted into the Louisiana Black History Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place at Mount Pilgrim’s Family Life Center.
His daughter, Colette, helped her dad express his appreciation.
“I would like to thank you for giving me the award and I’m happy that all of your came out,” Greggs said.
Family and friends paid their tributes from former band members to his son Mark.
“He touched so many people and so can you,” Mark said.
The Southern University Dancing Dolls from the past turned out.
“We were your girls before there were girls in the band,” said Muriel Haysbert.
And even the Grambling State University Band Director --a longtime friend--showed up.
“Now the word on the street was that his dad would get him anything he wanted,” said Larry Pannell. “He was the first man I saw that had a two-seater Thunderbird.”
It was a special night filled with special memories.
A time set aside to honor the legendary music man for his contributions on and off the field.
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