11th annual Battle of the Bands

The 11th annual Battle of the Bands is scheduled for Saturday, January 26, 2013.  The event takes place at the Georgia Dome located in downtown Atlanta.  The doors open at 1:30 pm and the show starts at 3:00 pm.

This invitational showcase is open to the general public and it was created to celebrate, support, and recognize the excellence in various marching bands across the country.  Several marching bands have competed in a tour over the last few months, and the top 8 marching bands will perform in this final showcase. Guests will enjoy the live music, and the excitement and entertainment that each of the marching bands bring to the competition.

The top eight bands that will be participating in this year’s event are: Albany State University, Alcorn State University, Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Jackson State University, North Carolina A&T University, Tennessee State University, and Winston-Salem State University.

Tickets to the event are $10 for upper bowl seats, and $12 for lower bowl seats.  Event coordinators specifically choreograph the show so that each seat has a great view of the marching bands.

The event is sponsored by Honda, and they annually award more than $205,000 in grants to participating marching bands during the program period.

For more information about the 2013 Battle of the Bands, visit their website at http://hondabattleofthebands.com/.