Welcome to  National Battle of the Bands

Where the ZERO QUARTER will take place with the battle of the bands in the stands and on the field. The expectancy of great times by young and old alike will be ELECTRIC! 

NRG stadium is sure to be filled with limitless energy, as anticipation builds for the first chance to see new performances by the top performing bands in the Nation. Vibrations of the drums and pitch of the horns will grab you. Bands marching with precision, then free form dancing makes thousands laugh, sing and cheer non-stop!

Webber Marketing, in partnership with the Harris County Houston Sports Authority (HCHSA), is proud to announce Houston, Texas as the new host city for the annual Queen City Battle of the Bands (QCBOB).  Along with its new location, the QCBOB will be renamed the National Battle of the Bands and will make its inaugural band showcase at the NRG Stadium on September 1st, 2019.

Over the last five years, the event organizers have generated more than $350,000 in scholarships for participating colleges and universities who display their school’s dynamic spirit and music programs during their captivating performances.

In addition to the talent being featured on the field, the event will continue its tradition of community events in the city of Houston, Step Show and hosting a college recruitment fair from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The college recruitment fair is free and open to area students interested in higher education opportunities from 20 of the top HBCU’s in the country.

Although the popular band showcase has a new name and will be hosted in a new location, the rich experience and excitement of witnessing show-stopping performances from some of the country’s top Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) marching bands, is sure to make its way to NRG Stadium in Septembe 1, 2019.

Bragging rights are on the line as the most talented bands launch into a new season of show-stopping performances!  You have got to see it ~ to feel it! Battle in the stands and on the field.

Event Bands

Band Announcement Coming Soon

Event Information


  • Location: NRG Stadium, NRG Parkway; Houston, TX 77054
  • Date: Sunday, September 1st, 2019
  • Time:Box Office opens at 12noon the day of the event- Doors open at 5:00pm Pre-show at 6:30pm and Show starts at 7:00 pm
  • Media Request: derek@thed2g.com
  • Parking: NRG Stadium Parking lots
  • Tickets: Go on Sale March 1st, 2019


National Battle

of the Bands

Sunday, September 1st, 2019, 7pm

NRG Stadium, NRG Parkway; Houston, TX 77054


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