The Honda Battle of the Bands is BACK!
This Saturday you can catch all the action LIVE courtesy of our friends @CampusInsiders. Here is a direct link that will take you to the live stream
online or you can watch it live on Twitter
! All the action starts at 3pm EST.
Over the last 15 years HBCU bands have gathered in Atlanta for the epic band battle known as The Honda Battle of the Bands.
Check out this hype video they made for the event:
The following eight bands will perform at the 2017 HBOB Invitational Showcase celebration:
Alabama A&M University, Marching Maroon & White (Southwestern Athletic Conference) – 4th appearance
Alabama State University, Mighty Marching Hornets (Southwestern Athletic Conference) – 5th appearance
Benedict College, Marching Band of Distinction (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) – 1st appearance
Bethune-Cookman University, Marching Wildcats (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) – 12th appearance
Jackson State University, Sonic Boom of the South (Southwestern Athletic Conference) – 8th appearance
North Carolina A&T State University, Blue and Gold Marching Machine (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) – 5th appearance
Texas Southern University, Ocean of Soul (Southwestern Athletic Conference) – 2nd appearance
Winston-Salem State University, Red Sea of Sound (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) – 6th appearance
The bands are selected through a process that includes online fan voting, as well as feedback from band directors, HBCU school presidents and Honda representatives. Each of the final eight bands receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Invitational Showcase, and their universities receive a $20,000 grant from Honda to support their music education programs. And as a thank-you to all the bands who participated in this year’s voting process, Honda will donate $1,000 to their respective schools’ music programs.For more info on the event click HERE--Photo courtesy of HBOB