The Queen City Battle of the Bands was created to enhance the exposure of Historically Black Colleges and Universities marching bands. The event highlights the community’s exclusive interest in HBCU marching bands and the roles that they play in educating aspiring musicians and developing our future leaders.
The annual Queen City Battle of the Bands event will attract over 15,000 fans, alumni, school and family members and have donated more than $250,000 in scholarships to the participating universities in over four years. This event was established to support the experience offered by the showmanship, commitment and dedication that it takes to be in a Historically Black College & Universities Marching Band.
Alabama State University
Bethune Cookman University
North Carolina Central University
Tennessee State University
Winston Salem State University