About The National Battle of the Bands:

A Salute to the Battle


Presented by Pepsi Zero Sugar, this hour-long documentary film showcases the spirit of HBCU marching bands as it salutes the battles from the stands to the field that fans have grown to love and anticipate during football halftimes, homecoming parades and the coveted battle of the bands’ showdowns. 


The film will re-air during the month of June in more than 44 markets across the country and via AT&T SportsNet in honor of Black Music Month and features the participating bands from the 2021 National Battle of the Bands in Houston, TX:


  • 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

  • Tennessee State University, Aristocrat of Bands


Full Listing of where to Watch

The 'NBOTB: A Salute to the Battle' in July


More Dates and Markets to be added.