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World Series of Marching Bands 25 City Tour Coming To Durham


Charlotte, NCThe World Series of Marching Bands and Band Shoppe teams up with Halftime is Game Time to introduce the largest Battle of the Bands Competition Tour. This exciting event will make its highly-anticipated arrival in Durham, NC on February 17, 2018.

Tserieshis event, taking place at Southern High School in Durham (800 Clayton Rd.), will feature ten high school marching bands including Southern Durham, Northern Durham, South Edgecombe, Rocky Mount, Southeast Collegiate, Bertie and Kinston High Schools, with an exhibition performance from Research Triangle Charter Academy (RTCA) and The North Carolina Central University Marching Sound Machine Band. In addition to the bands the event will be hosted by ESPN Charlotte’s Platinum Alina. Doors open at 5:00 pm, Show starts at 6:00 pm

The World Series of Marching Bands 25 City Tour is “a fun for the entire family” community event that will lead up to the 2018 World Series of Marching Bands “Main Event” on Saturday September 29, 2018 where 10 bands from the tour will advance to compete for the grand prize of $50,000. This event will feature the top high school marching bands in Durham, NC and surrounding areas that receives the most votes during a one-week electronic voting campaign.

The World Series of Marching Bands awards a $1000 Scholarship to a senior student, along with half of ticket sales, to participating bands in an effort to help support the band program.

Halftime is Game Time Battle of the Bands Tour promises an exciting fun-filled day with musical performances, field shows, auxiliary showcases, a drum line battle, and the drum major show down. In addition, Halftime is Game Time will convene a comprehensive college recruitment fair and the opportunity for students to audition for collegiate band scholarships.

Halftime is Game Time initiatives unite high schools, higher education institutions, corporate partners, local businesses, and faith-based organizations to highlight the community’s interest in student-driven cultural and musical experiences to help create the next generation of leaders.

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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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