Eight HBCU Bands “March On” to the 16th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Showcase

The Eight HBCU Bands to participate at the 16th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase include:

  • Alabama A&M University, Marching Maroon & White Band (Southwestern Athletic Conference) – fifth appearance
  • Alabama State University, Mighty Marching Hornets (Southwestern Athletic Conference) – sixth appearance
  • Bethune-Cookman University, Marching Wildcats (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) – 13th appearance
  • Hampton University, The Marching Force (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) – first appearance
  • Miles College, Purple Marching Machine (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) – first appearance
  • North Carolina A&T State University, Blue & Gold Marching Machine (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) – sixth appearance
  • Prairie View A&M University, Marching Storm (Southwestern Athletic Conference) – eighth appearance
  • Tennessee State University, Aristocrat of Bands (Ohio Valley Athletic Conference) – eighth appearance

The Honda Battle of the Bands was created to celebrate, support and recognize the excellence of Black college marching bands and the unique academic experience offered by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Honda annually awards approximately $200,000 in grants to participating marching bands during the program period.

Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase

Eight bands are chosen to advance to the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase. The Invitational Showcase features musical performances from these eight HBCU marching bands.


The Power of Dreams

As a company that thrives on innovation, Honda understands the power dreams hold. Dreams guide them and inspire them to move forward. For Honda, it means creating innovative products that enhance mobility and benefit society. They embrace and support those who forge their dreams into a better future. For over 28 years, Honda has a long-standing commitment to supporting the success and dreams of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). With initiatives like the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge and Honda Battle of the Bands, they’ve been able to touch more than 170,000 students and award more than $12 million in grants in support of HBCUs. For more than 15 years, the Honda Battle of the Bands has been committed to supporting the dreams of HBCUs by investing in their music education programs and showcasing their exceptional student musicians. Get your tickets today


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