CHARLOTTE, NC (Langston Wertz./Charlotte Observer) - N.C. A&T's marching band has long been a highlight of Aggie football games and has developed quite a loyal following over the years.
Recently, the Aggies band got some praise from an unexpected source -- worldwide recording star Bruno Mars.
Mars is currently performing live on his 24K Magic World Tour.
N.C. A&T beat Gardner-Webb 45-3 in Boiling Springs earlier this month. At halftime, the Blue and Gold Marching Machine, as the A&T band is known, performed several songs by Mars, including "Just The Way You Are" and "That's What I like."
The band got a standing ovation at the game from fans, and a few days later, it also got a standing ovation from Mars on Twitter. Mars' has more than 34 million followers on the social media platform, so the Marching Machine may've picked up some new fans.