HBCU bands

Queen City Battle of the Bands kicks off the new HBCU football season

Talladega College began their battle in the stands. For the fourth year in a row, some of the best historically black colleges and universities’ marching bands and their fans converge on Charlotte to kick off the fall marching band season.

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The Winston-Salem State University Marching Rams kicked off the evening as the first band to take the field.

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Norfolk State University was one of three schools representing the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

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Talladega College’s drum major keeps a watchful eye during their performance.

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When “Atomic Dog” is playing, members of Omega Psi Phi will be hopping like Jordan, king of the North Carolina A&T University Mu Psi chapter.

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Tennessee State University band members dance in unison during their performance in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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North Carolina Central University performed to a packed stadium with the Charlotte, North Carolina, skyline in the background.

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Kerrie Odom leads the Dega Diamonds during their performance in the stands.

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The Mighty Marching Hornets of Alabama State University was one of nine bands performing for the sold-out crowd.

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Jackson State University traveled a great distance to show why they are called the “Sonic Boom” of marching bands.

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Alabama State University lived up to its motto of “The Price of Glory is High.”

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Jelisa Ransom brought the packed stadium to their feet when Miles College closed its performance with a gospel song.

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