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Honda Battle of the Bands
The Honda Campus All-Star Challenge supports the talent of Black College Marching Bands from America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Celebration Tour will take place in The Georgia Dome, Atlanta, on 29th January 2005 from 3p-7p. Last year, there was a massive crowd of 60,000 fans to cheer the teams. This year's performance includes 10 HBCU marching bands that will showcase the diversity of African American musical heritage and culture with contemporary music styles and choreography. Admissions: $10, and children under 15 years of age will not be admitted without an adult.
I had a wonderful time at the 2008 battle of the bands and i was say it was an overwhelming experience. Being from Florida I thought it would be a great way to get to know ATL. That Battle just did it for me. The teams were raw and I had fun dancing with hopes I would get caught on the cam.:( it was an awesome experience and even more exciting being that i went with my High School's Step Team and we turned it into the FLORIDA DOME Afterwards. Mad Fun. Looking Forward to next year.
I have never attended an HBCU so this is as close as I can get to what other people experienced. My first taste of what I missed was attending the State Farm Bayou Classic in New Orleans and its Battle of the Bands adn I LOVED IT.....So when I found out this event was held here in Georgia every year I had to start coming. I love it, other people who attended HBCU's may not enjoy it but I love it because I never experienced that attending the college I attended.
It was great!!! I had a blast. I really loved the wave and the suprise visit from Young Joc and Dream. Best of all I like the t.v. screens. Man I tell you once people relized that they were on camera they would go to town dancing. Who was the girl that got engaged in front of 70,000 people? The only bad thing was the sound system it was really hard to hear anything. But anyway I will be there next year!!! See ya in "09"
Honda is to be commended in putting on a first class event. Atlanta can be proud that the crowds are well behaved. I have attended the the last two and will go every year for now own. This is entertainment live and in color. The old school and new school dance contest with the crowd is fantastic.
The bands are well prepared and put on a great show. The cheerleaders and Drum Majors were excellent!!
Food prices in the stadium are the most expensive item, eat prior to attending.
Well done to all. Fun for adults and great for our youth.
This is my first Battle of the Bands and it was everything and more. Proud to see three bands out of North Carolina. You can see that all of the schools worked very hard. I was especially proud to see all the chancellors representing their schools. Next year, I would love to see you do more give-a-aways (have sponsoring companies to donate). This will add to the excitement. Good job, all of you who helped get this whole thing together. Another Black College experience!!!
I had an EXCELLENT time at the 2008 Battle of the Bands. I wish I had attended a HBCU. It seems like the band, alumni, and supports have tons of spirit. My only issue was finding my way back to my parking area. But it was not that big of a deal. I cannot wait until next year. It was well worth my time and money. My suggestion to everyone is to buy your tickets early, if you desire some of the best seats in the house. Regardless, every seat is a good seat.
Wow - the Georgia Dome was basically sold out so with 70,000 people there it was great and at $10 a ticket - what a deal! The only negative thing was that while they did have giant speakers on the field pointed in various locations but that didn't do anything to help the crowd be able to understand people that had mics in their hands were saying. Overall the show was fabulous. The kids loved it as well. Being white I wished our bands could/would boogie like these bands do!
When I played football, I never saw the bands at half time , and I did not know what I was missing. Untill last year my wife tricked me into going to the Honda battle of the band. Man I had so much fun watching the bands do what they do on the field, and I had to return this year.
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