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"National Battle of the Bands: A Salute to the Battle" Film Re-airs in June for Black Music Month



Houston, TX (June 1, 2022) – The “National Battle of the Bands (NBOTB): A Salute to the Battle'' documentary film re-airs in over 44 markets throughout June in honor of Black Music Month. Presented by Pepsi Zero Sugar, the film brings the action, energy, and pageantry of the ‘Battle’ performance to viewers, in an up close and personal perspective, right into the comfort of their homes where they can experience the action with their friends and family.


“Our film creates another avenue for HBCU marching bands to be seen, heard, and experienced by the masses,” says Derek Webber, Executive Producer & CEO of Webber Marketing. “Any time we have an opportunity to elevate their visibility – whether through television and in-person events – we will do so in a major way to honor the insurmountable influence and impact of HBCU marching bands on the world.


“NBOTB: Salute to HBCU Marching Bands” captures the essence and showcases the spirit of the HBCU band battle, highlighting both the field and stand performances, and features Bethune Cookman University, Marching Wildcats; Langston University,“Marching Pride” Band; North Carolina A&T State University, The Blue and Gold Marching Machine; Norfolk State University, The Spartan “Legion” Marching Band; Southern University, Human Jukebox; Jackson State University, The Sonic Boom of the South; Talladega College, Great Tornado Band, and Tennessee State University, Aristocrat of Bands.



The film originally premiered in February for Black History Month as an instrument to shine an intimate light onto the global influence and impact of HBCU marching bands while giving viewers a behind-the-scenes peek into the work, dedication, and passion that goes into creating the performances fans have grown to love and anticipate during football halftimes, homecoming parades and the coveted ‘battle of the bands’ showdowns.

For a full list of dates, times, and stations to watch “NBOTB: Salute to HBCU Marching Bands visit www.nationalbattleofthebands.com/salute.


To purchase tickets to the 2022 Pepsi National Battle of the Bands presented by Toyota on Saturday, August 27 at 6PM CST in Houston, TX at NRG Stadium visit www.nationalbattleofthebands.com/tickets and stay updated on social media at @NationalBattleOfTheBands (Facebook/Instagram) / @NationalBOTB (Twitter).


About 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 $700,000 in scholarships for the participating colleges and universities. www.nationalbattleofthebands.com

About Webber Marketing and Consulting

Webber Marketing & Consulting (WMC), LLC is based in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the largest marketing agency of record for HBCUs specializing in strategic outreach program development, on-site event execution, experiential marketing, and media. WMC provides their clients with focused programs that deliver measurable results, improve market position, and build for future successes. www.webbermarketing.net


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