Part II: 2016's Top 10 moments that made us say WOW
7) Temple University Diamond Band Panics and goes viral, literally. The TU Diamond Band has really diversified themselves from other bands by playing the music of more indie/alternative bands and less Justin Timberlake/Bruno Mars. In 2016 they performed the music of Panic at the Disco and overnight their performance went viral. The video of their performance on YouTube is the most watched band performance of 2016 and it's not even close. While the stadium may have been nearly empty over 920,000 people have watched their performance online.
Here is their "Victorious" performance capped off by a choreographed dance:
6) NC A&T annihilates everyone at the Honda Battle of the Bands. The biggest event of the year for HBCU bands showed us once again that while there are lots of great bands, there is only one NC A&T and holy moly did they crush it. Watch as they completely take over the Georgia Dome.
5) West Chester University painted it black in 2016 and the final 90 seconds of their show is straight FIRE! You may not know this band well, but you really should. They are from West Chester, PA just outside of Philadelphia and my goodness they are awesome. Watch the final 90 seconds of one of our favorite performances of the year. Full show HERE
Can't wait to reveal the rest of our top 10 moments form 2016. 7 through 4 dropping tonight at 7:30 EST. Prepare for walls of sound. pic.twitter.com/oSyRB1Tp9P— CollegeMarchingBands (@CollegeMarching) July 12, 2017
4) The Troy University Sound of the South absolutely lost their mind again in 2016 with this screaming "Gonna Fly Now" opener that absolutely blew us away in WEEK ONE! Yeah they put this on the field for their first performance. Insanity. The rest of the show is equally awesome including a wild fiddle solo. Watch the full show HERE
Here's the power packed opener:
Will this high screaming performance make the cut for our top 10 moments of 2016? #7, #6, #5 & #4 coming tonight. pic.twitter.com/C9fZEnhsWz— CollegeMarchingBands (@CollegeMarching) July 12, 2017
Come back tomorrow as we reveal the top 3 moments of 2016!
Miss #10, #9 or #8? Here you go! https://www.collegemarching.com/content/2016s-top-10-moments-that-made-us-say-wow