The Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) is a premier annual marching band event created to recognize, support, and celebrate music and academic excellence of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). HBOB has provided a platform for the exceptional marching bands to showcase their talents for more than 15 years. Honda awards over $200,000 in grants to the participants.
On January 27, 2018, the event returns to Atlanta at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium and marks the 16th Honda Battle of the Bands. And to prove how popular it is, the event has attracted a combined audience of 120,000 fans through the live stream and in attendance. You cannot miss witnessing the dynamic performances from your favorite marching bands this year.
During the event, the eight marching bands from the HBCUs grab the attention of the attendees with music, choreography, and pageantry. The public voting for their favorite marching bands for the 16th Annual HBOB Invitation Showcase ended on October 20, 2017.
2018 HBOB Theme
This year, the theme is, March On: Dream Together. HBCUs have a distinctive culture in both academics and the field. The culture not only inspires but also impacts far beyond the local community. It means that the event is not merely about music and education. The event seeks to celebrate every aspect of students from the rich history and traditions of HBCUs to the life-long networks that give rise to a generation of future leaders.
The Fourth Annual HBCU Power of Dreams Award
Dreams hold an immense power that Honda acknowledges and cherishes. They seek to nurture the dreamers of today and the future history makers.
Aside from the marching bands, the 2018 Invitational Showcase includes the Power of Dreams Award. The award was designed with the aim of recognizing the various individuals who’ve had significant positivity in the lives of others and to move the Historically Black Colleges and Universities community even further.
If you nominated a particular individual, be sure to attend to see if your nominee bags the Power of Dreams Award while at the same time enjoy the performances from the marching bands.
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