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The Legacy of HBCU Marching bands

This Black History Month, join us in a cinematic celebration of history, music, and legacy with the premiere of “The Legacy of HBCU Marching Bands.” This profound documentary, part of the Pepsi National Battle of the Bands series, honors the vibrant heritage and enduring influence of Historically Black College and University marching bands.

 A Century of Musical Excellence
Showcasing eight outstanding performances from the 2023 Pepsi National Battle of the Bands, this film delves into the heart of African American cultural expression through the lens of HBCU marching bands. These ensembles have provided entertainment and been pillars of community pride and unity for over a century.

Featured Bands:

  • Florida A&M University, The Marching “100”
  • Langston University, “Marching Pride” Band
  • Mississippi Valley State University, Mean Green Marching Machine
  • Norfolk State University, The Spartan “Legion” Marching Band
  • Southern University, Human Jukebox
  • Tennessee State University, Aristocrat of Bands
  • Texas Southern University, “Ocean of Soul” Marching Band 
  • Virginia State University, Trojan Marching Explosion

 

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