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Cracker Barrel NBOTB Secures Three-Year Partnership with AEA Education Foundation


HOUSTON, TX (July 30, 2020): Webber Marketing and Consulting, LLC., creators of the Cracker Barrel National Battle of the Bands (NBOTB) which is co-hosted in partnership with Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, secures a three-year partnership with The AEA Education Foundation, Inc (AEA). AEA will serve as a presenting sponsor of the NBOTB and support its commitment to providing scholarships for HBCUs.

“Scholarships and education are at the core of the National Battle of the Bands’ mission,” says Derek Webber, CEO of Webber Marketing and Consulting, LLC. “HBCUs are critical pillars of impact, influence and opportunities when it comes to educating and developing future leaders, so we are excited to partner with The AEA Education Foundation to aid us in raising scholarship funds for our HBCUs during these unprecedented times.”

The NBOTB recently launched their HBCUs Band Together scholarship initiative designed to bring together those who love and seek to support HBCUs, HBCU marching bands and their band members during the COVID-19 crisis.

“As a former member of an HBCU Marching Band, supporting the National Battle of the Bands is an honor,” says Patrick L. Allen, Sr., Founder of The AEA Education Foundation Inc. “Understanding the impact and exposure this event provides the participating students and institutions, we are proud to support HBCU Band Together scholarship initiative.”

The AEA Education Foundation’s goal is to expand HBCUs by making college education more affordable, upgrade facilities and improve the communities HBCUs call home.

For more information about the NBOTB and its Virtual Battles Series follow us on social media at @NationalBattleOfTheBands (Facebook/Instagram) / @NationalBOTB (Twitter) or visit the official home of the National Battle of the Bands at www.nationalbattleofthebands.com.

For more information about HBCUs Band Together and how to make a donation visit, www.hbcusbandtogether.org and follow us on social media at @HBCUsBandTogether (Facebook/Instagram), / @HBCUsBand (Twitter).

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About the Cracker Barrel National Battle of the Bands

The event’s mission is to enhance the exposure of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their marching bands, the roles they play in educating aspiring musicians and developing our future leaders. Event organizers have generated more than $500,000 in scholarships for the participating colleges and universities. www.nationalbattleofthebands.com.

About HBCUs Band Together

HBCUs Band Together is a scholarship initiative designed to bring together those who love and seek to support HBCU’s, HBCU Bands and their band members during the COVID-19 crisis; while celebrating the talent, contribution and impact of HBCU marching bands on the culture, and the roles they play in educating aspiring musicians and developing future leaders. www.hbcusbandtogether.org.

About The AEA Education Foundation

The Foundation’s HBCU sector was established to bring relief and stability to the realm of these historic institutions. Our goal is to expand access to the HBCUs by making college education more affordable, upgrade facilities and improve the surrounding communities of these institutions of higher learning.

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