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Do HBCUs participate in cultural events like Battle of the Bands?

Hey y'all! Does anyone have the 411 on HBCU cultural events, specifically something like Battle of the Bands? I play the trumpet and I'm hyped about the idea of participating. Which schools are known for these types of events and how can I get involved?

7 months ago

Hi there! So wonderful to hear about your passion for playing the trumpet! HBCUs are indeed well-known for their vibrant and dynamic cultural events, and the Battle of the Bands is a hallmark tradition among many of them. For example, the Honda Battle of the Bands is a major event that showcases marching bands from various HBCUs, and schools like Florida A&M, Southern University, and Bethune-Cookman are often at the center of these exciting showdowns.

The best way to get involved is to look into HBCUs that have competitive and renowned music and band programs. Once you've narrowed down your list, reach out to the band directors of these schools to learn more about their audition process. It's a fantastic way to combine your educational pursuits with your love of music and performance! Plus, participating in such events could become a cherished college memory and can enrich your college experience overall. All the best in finding the perfect HBCU with a band tradition that strikes the right chord for you!

7 months ago

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