About The National Battle of the Bands:

A Salute to HBCU Marching Bands


Presented by Pepsi Zero Sugar, this hour-long salute to HBCU marching bands will re-air during the month of June in more than 40 markets across the country in honor of Black Music 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 in June


More Dates and Markets to be added.

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