Gymnast Nia Dennis And Brooklyn United Marching Band Open 2021 Met Gala


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Tonight will be a night for fashion and style in New York, but no one will make an entrance quite like Nia Dennis and the Brooklyn United Marching Band. Just after 5:30 p.m. ET, the star gymnast made her way through the Big Apple as the famed marching band provided her with the perfect soundtrack. Rocking a custom blue outfit, she shined as she moved through the air effortlessly. Not to be forgotten, the Brooklyn United Marching Band sported their own colorful boilersuits. Needless to say, they have stolen the show so far as Keke Palmer and Ilana Glazer orchestrate the movements of the red carpet.

The Brooklyn United Marching Band is an esteemed group of youth musicians ranging from five years old to 21 years old. Across the board, the organization strives to support and uplift young people living in marginalized communities.

"The Brooklyn United Music and Arts Program (BU) is a community-based organization that serves New York City youth. As an art form, the marching band combines the elements of musicianship and pageantry and allows each student to participate in an all-encompassing and life-changing activity. Brooklyn United is focused on the development of youth through Academic Support, Character Development, Skills Building and Performance Opportunities. It is through these pillars that we strive to build strong, well-rounded, healthy, confident and capable young people," the band's mission statement reads.

Meanwhile, Nia Dennis has made her name as one of the most stylish and confident figures in women's gymnastics. Last year, she became a social media sensation when her alma mater, UCLA, posted a video of her competing as Beyoncé played in the background. Over the last 18 months, a few of her other routines have also gone viral, earning applause from Missy Elliott, Simone Biles and Michelle Obama.

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