WATCH: The Million Dollar Band's tribute to Tuscaloosa after the April 27, 2011 tornadoBy Sean Landry | 04/27/2016 1:07pm
Members of the Million Dollar Band perform before Alabama played Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl. CW File
Reflecting on a nation's mourning after 9/11, Dr. Karl Paulnack of the Boston Conservatory of music wrote, "Music is a basic need of human survival. Music is one of the ways we make sense of our lives, one of the ways in which we express feelings when we have no words, a way for us to understand things with our hearts when we can't with our minds."
Below, find the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band's tribute to Tuscaloosa at the first home football game after the April 27, 2011 tornado. Jump to 4:30.