Honda Battle of the Bands
Move to the Beat of the Drum
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When: Jan 25, 2020
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
More than 40 bands display their show stopping skills September through November in a series of pre-qualifying shows around the country and compete for a chance to perform in January during one of the largest marching band shows in the United States – the Atlanta Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational. The event will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The Honda Battle of the Bands was created as a way to celebrate and support black college marching bands and highlight Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In addition to being witness to the spectacular display of musical talent that is the Atlanta Honda Battle of the Bands, potential students can visit with representatives from nearly 40 HBCUs. It’s a great opportunity for younger students to check out colleges and universities.
2020 HBOB Invitational Showcase will feature eight bands:
- Benedict College, The Marching Tiger Band of Distinction (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference)
- Florida A&M University, Marching 100 (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
- Grambling State University, Tiger Marching Band (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
- Hampton University, The Marching Force (Big South Conference)
- Jackson State University, Sonic Boom of the South Marching Band (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
- North Carolina A&T State University, Blue & Gold Marching Machine (Mid- Eastern Athletic Conference)
- Prairie View A&M University, Marching Storm (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
- Tennessee State University, Aristocrat of Bands (Ohio Valley Athletic Conference)
Know before you go
Where does the Battle of the Bands take place?
The Battle of the Bands takes places at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, located at:
1 AMB Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Where is the Mercedes-Benz Stadium located?
The Mercedes-Benz Stadium is located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Northside Drive and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
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