Charlotte, NC – Returning for its fifth consecutive year, the 2017 Queen City Battle of the Bands will fill Charlotte’s Memorial Stadium with the country’s top Historically Black Colleges & University (HBCU) marching bands on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Stadium gates will open at 5:00 p.m. The pre-show will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the main band showcase at 7:00 p.m.
This year’s band line-up includes Alabama State University, Bethune-Cookman University, Miles College, North Carolina Central University, Talladega College, Tennessee State University, and Winston-Salem State University.
“It is an honor to introduce Charlotte and surrounding communities to the extraordinary talents of the students who represent the HBCU marching bands participating in this year’s Queen City Battle of the Bands,” says Derek Webber, CEO, Webber Marketing & Consulting, LLC. “Our goal is to enhance the exposure of HBCU marching bands and the roles they play in educating aspiring musicians and developing future leaders.”
Over the last four years, the event has generated more than $250,000 in scholarships for participating colleges and universities who display their school’s dynamic spirit and music programs during show-stopping performances.
In addition to the talent being featured on the field, the event will also host its annual college recruitment fair at the Grady Cole Center from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The college recruitment fair is free and open to area students interested in higher education opportunities with some of the top HBCUs in the country.
Tickets for the event are on-sale now at www.queencitybattleofthebands.com. Early bird tickets can be purchased for $15, while supplies last. General admission tickets can be purchased for $20. Last year over 15,000 fans, alumni, students and family members attended.
For updated information on the 2017 Queen City Battle of the Bands, visit www.queencitybattleofthebands.com.
About the Queen City Battle of the Bands: The Queen City Battle of the Bands started in 2010 in Charlotte, N.C. The event was created to enhance the exposure of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their marching bands, and the roles they play in educating aspiring musicians and developing our future leaders. The Queen City Battle of the Bands attracts approximately 15,000 fans, alumni, students and families, and has generated more than $250,000 in scholarships for the participating colleges and universities. For more information about the Queen City Battle of the Bands, visit www.queencitybattleofthebands.com and this is a Webber Marketing and Consulting, LLC event.