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About The National Battle of the Bands:

The Road to Houston: Preparing to Battle


The Pepsi National Battle Of The Bands (NBOTB) is back once again for another electrifying documentary release called "The Road To Houston: Preparing To Battle” presented by Toyota. 


The film features exclusive interviews and takes audiences through the journey of the band members and directors as they prepared to travel to Houston to perform in front of 55,000 fans at NRG Stadium last August.


From preparation to dedication and execution, this film gives a unique perspective on the hard work and sacrifice that goes into creating the performances fans look forward to witnessing during football halftimes, homecoming parades and the coveted battle of the bands.


This Black History Month celebration wouldn't be complete without highlighting some our nation's most talented HBCU marching bands so make sure you don't miss it. 


The film will air beginning on January 27, 2023 and continue throughout the month of February in over 60 markets across the country, and will feature the participating bands from the 2022 National Battle of the Bands in Houston, TX:


  • Alabama A&M University, Marching Maroon & White Band

  • Alcorn State University, The Sounds of Dyn-O-mite Marching Band

  • Bethune Cookman University, Marching Wildcats

  • Grambling State University, World Famed Tiger Marching Band

  • Kentucky State University, Mighty Marching Thorobreds

  • North Carolina A&T State University, The Blue and Gold Marching Machine

  • Prairie View A&M University, Marching Storm Band

  • Southern University, Human Jukebox


Full Listing of where to Watch

The 'NBOTB: A Salute to the Battle' in

January and February 2023


More Dates and Markets to be added.

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