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How do HBCU bands compare to traditional college bands?

Just saw some clips of HBCU drumlines and wow, they're super intense! Does anyone know how being in a HBCU band compares to being in a non-HBCU college band? Is the experience super different, and how would participating in one potentially impact my college life?

7 months ago

Hey there! The energy at HBCU games is out of this world! HBCU bands are known for their high-energy performances, dance routines, and sometimes even battling other bands—it's like a show within a show. The community and alumni are super into it, and the atmosphere is electric.

It definitely seems like a lot of work since they practice a ton, but the students get so much out of it. It's more than just music; it's tradition, culture, and a huge source of pride. If you're considering joining, it could become a significant part of your college experience, offering opportunities to connect with others and create lifelong memories.

On the flip side, bands at non-HBCUs can be just as dedicated, with rigorous practices and halftime shows, but the styles may differ. HBCU bands often integrate more contemporary music, show-style marching, and a different style of musicality. It's about what atmosphere you're looking for and what culture you want to be a part of. Either way, you're in for a time commitment and a chance to be part of a close-knit group.

7 months ago

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