HBCU Culture Annual Battle of the Bands and Scholarship Fundraiser Returns


( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) HBCU Battle of the Bands Kicks off November 6th

ENSPIRE Contributor: Clarisa Crump

 HBCU Culture Legacy Foundation proudly presented The HBCU Culture Homecoming Fest & Battle of The Bands, Sunday the 6th. The highly anticipated annual event began Sunday morning in Lot A at Bojangles’ Coliseum, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Perpetually overflowing with a wide variety of exciting activities. 

During the festival, attendees enjoyed Live Performances, Drumlines, featured High School Bands, and a College & Career Fair. Novant Health also provided Remarkable You Screenings for attendees. Remarkable You events are free screening events by Novant Health Community Engagement. They provide blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol, triglycerides, and prediabetes screenings in the communities surrounding Novant Health medical centers. The festival included a variety of vendors, as well as delicious food trucks and local eateries.

The main event, HBCU Culture Battle of the Bands, was presented by AEA HBCU Fund. This event included six top-ranking marching bands from HBCUs that battled it out at Bojangles’ ColiseumNorth Carolina A&T State University, Norfolk State University, Alabama State University, Kentucky State University, Benedict College, and Alabama A&M University. Other proud sponsors included DoorDash, FBI, Wakanda Forever, & Ludwig-Musser. Each participating marching band received a $10,000.00 scholarship and educational experiences from HBCU Culture Legacy Foundation. 

This outstanding event attracted the attention of sought-after band performers, HBCU alumni, and supporters alike nationwide. The competition was filled with precision drumlines, high-energy routines, marching band techniques, and show stopping dance teams. Guests also had a chance to enjoy live performances by local and national artists.

This event kickstarts the HBCU Culture $1 Millon Dollar Scholarship Initiative for 2022. Proceeds from tickets, sponsorships, and donations are devoted directly to meet the HBCU Culture goal.