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“…the Battle of the Bands remains an important celebration of black musical expression and band culture of H.B.C.U.s … “
---The Washington Post
“Uniformity in every way is paramount… Then synchronized chaos ensues: Lines form, knees march high, never halting, sometimes dancing. They are Stormtroopers with soul, a military parade with funk.”
---The Washington Post
“The staple of today’s black college football halftime—the drum major opening the show by high-kicking his way to midfield then doing his trademark back bend until his head touches the ground; the marching band struttin’ onto the field with superb instrumentation and intricate formations; the dance squad displaying dazzling style and steps.”
---The Birmingham Times
“Honda Battle of the Bands is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that helps HBCU student musicians showcase their talent and discover their greatness, both on and off the field…”
---USA Today
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