Satin Diva flaggers, from left, Tiara Coleman, a freshman from Chesapeake, Aiyhana Murdock, a senior from Richmond, and Brianna Trice a sophomore from Chesapeake, make the moves that are coordinated with the band and its music.
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The VSU Trojan Explosion works for its showmanship and sound
It is 5:45 a.m. and the early August sun is beginning to rise over the Appomattox River. Just north upon a hill, 115 students scurry out of dormitories that are largely empty until fall classes begin. The students’ destination is Davis Hall, where they’ll spend the next 12 hours practicing formations, maneuvers, sheet music, dance routines and more.