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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!
You have got to see it – to feel it! Battle in the stands and on the field.
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 September 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.
2019 National Battle of the Bands
Texas Southern University, Ocean of Soul
North Carolina Central University, Marching Sound Machine
Prairie View A&M University, The Marching Storm
Talladega College, Marching Tornadoes
Southern University, Human Jukebox
Miles College, Purple Marching Machine
Tennessee State University, Aristocrat of Bands
Florida A&M University, The Marching “100”
Location // NRG Stadium, NRG Parkway; Houston, TX 77054
Date // Sunday, September 1st, 2019 (Labor Day Weekend)
Time // 6:00 PM