About The National Battle of the Bands:

A Salute to

HBCU Marching Bands

 
 
 
 

Presented by Pepsi, this hour-long salute to HBCU marching bands will premiere during the month of February in 71 markets across the country in honor of Black History Month.

 

This film will shine an intimate light into the history of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching bands, and the behind-the-scenes work, dedication, and passion that goes into creating the precision, sound and show-shopping performances fans have grown to love and anticipate during football halftimes, homecoming parades and the coveted battle of the bands’ showdowns.

The historical significance of HBCU bands is sown into the fabric of society.  From presidential inaugurations, national holiday celebrations and major award shows, HBCU marching bands have been front and center at some of the biggest moments in history; filling the air with their unified sound while marching proudly and dancing unapologetically in celebration of their ancestors who paved the way for their rhythm to be on display for all to see, hear and feel.

 
 
 
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Full Listing of TV Markets & Stations to Watch

The NBOTB: A Salute to HBCU Marching Bands

 
 

More Dates and Markets to be added.

 
 
  • Weekend of Feb. 6/7

     
     
     

    Saturday, February 6

    - Baton Rouge, LA | WAFB - CBS | 11 AM  CST

    - Huntsville-Decatur (Flor), AL | WAMY - MNT | 2 PM CST

    - Birmingham, AL | WABM-MNT | 4 PM CST

    - Biloxi-Gulfport, LA | WXXV - FOX | 6 PM CST

    Sunday, February 7 

    - Monroe-El Dorado, LA | KNOE - CBS | 10 AM CST

    - New York, NY | WABC - ABC | 1 PM EST

    - Cedar Rapids, IA | KCRG - ABC | 1 PM CST

    - Huntsville-Decatur (Flor), AL | WZDX - FOX | 3:30 PM CST

    - Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, FL | WFTV - ABC | 5 PM EST

    - Richmond-Petersburg, VA | WRIC - CBS | 5 PM EST

    - Shreveport, LA | KMSS - FOX | 5 PM CST

     
     
     
     
  • Weekend of Feb. 13/14

     

    Saturday, February 13

    - Tallahassee, FL | WTXL - ABC | 12 PM EST

    - Salisbury, MD | WMDT - ABC | 1 PM EST

    - Little Rock, AR | KASN - CW | 2 PM CST

    - Philadelphia, PA | WPHL - MNT | 3 PM EST

    - Montgomery-Selma, AL | WCOV - FOX | 6 PM CST

    - Memphis, TN | WHBQ - FOX | 10 PM CST

    Sunday, February 14 

    - Mankato, MN | KMNF - FOX | 9:30 AM CST

    - Shreveport, LA | KMSS - FOX | 10 AM CST

     - Baton Rouge, LA | WBXH - MNT | 10 AM CST

    - Mobile-Pensacola (Ft. Walt.), FL | WFNA - CW | 2 PM EST

    - Florence/Myrtle Beach, SC | WWMB - CW | 4 PM EST

    - Indianapolis, IN | WNDY - MNT | 5 PM EST

     
     
     
     
     
  • Weekend of Feb. 20/21

     

     

    Friday, February 19

     

    - Nashville, TN | WTVF - CBS | 12:30 AM CST

    - Columbus-Tupelo, MS | WCBI - CBS | 1 AM CST

    Saturday, February 20

    - Charleston, WV | WCHS - ABC | 1 PM EST

    - Washington, DC | WDVM - IND | 4 PM EST

    - Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va | WWCW - CW | 4 PM EST

    - Atlanta, GA | WSB - ABC | 5PM EST

    - Baltimore, MD | WBAL - NBC | 7 PM EST

    - Columbia, SC | WLTX - CBS | 7 PM EST
    - Raleigh/Durham (
    Fayetteville), NC | WNCN - CBS | 7 PM EST

    - San Diego, CA | KGTV - ABC | 9 PM PST

    Sunday, February 21

    - Huntsville-Decatur (Flor), AL | WAMY - MNT | 12 Noon CST

    - Columbus, GA | WLTZ - NBC | 12 Noon EST

    - Tampa-St. Peter (Sarasota), FL | WWSB - ABC | 1 PM EST

    - Detroit, MI | WADL - IND | 3 PM EST

    - Youngstown, OH | WYTV - MNT | 3 PM EST

    - Washington, DC | WDCW - CW | 6 PM EST

    Monday, February 22

    - New Orleans, LA | WDSU - NBC | 2 AM CST

     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Weekend of Feb. 27/28

     

    Friday, February 26

    - Columbus, GA | WLTZ - CW | 12:30 PM EST

    Saturday, February 27

    - Lexington, KY | WTVQ - MNT | 7 AM EST

    - Colorado Springs, CO | KKTV - CBS | 11 AM MST

    - Columbus-Tupelo, MS | WCBI - MNT | 11 AM CST

    - Montgomery-Selma, AL | WCOV - FOX | 1 PM CST

    - Cedar Rapids, IA | KCRG - ABC | 1 PM CST

    - Florence/Myrtle Beach, SC | WWMB - CW | 1 PM EST

    - Alexandria, LA | KALB - CW | 2 PM CST

    - Jacksonsville, FL | WFOX - FOX | 5 PM EST

    - Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL | WSFL - CW |  10 PM EST

    Sunday, February 28

    - Charlotte, NC | WBTV - CBS | 1:05 AM EST

    - Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA | WVBT - FOX | 12 Noon EST

    - Youngstown, OH | WYTV - FOX | 12 Noon PM EST

    - Jackson, MS | WJTV - CBS | 1 PM CST

    - Toledo, OH | WTVG - ABC |  1 PM EST

    - Wilmington, NC | WWAY - CW | 1 PM EST

    - Amarillo, TX | KZBZ - IND | 2 PM CST

    - Cedar Rapids, IA | KCRG - CW | 2 PM CST

    - Greensboro, NC | WXLV - ABC | 2 PM EST

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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