The 3rd annual SHOWDOWN will bring seven nationally renowned HBCU marching percussion ensembles to St. Louis to battle it out for $10,000 for their school’s percussion programs. The 2012 ensembles include Central State(Ohio), Harris-Stowe State, Howard, Kentucky State, Langston, Lincoln and North Carolina A & T Universities. The competition will be hosted at Chaifetz Arena on Saturday, April 21.
The day will begin with a SHOWDOWN Parade on Market Street, which will feature guest HBCU drum lines as well as ensembles from across the region. At 11 a.m., the arena concourse doors will open for a free college recruitment/career/health/safety/crime prevention fair. At 1 p.m. the main stage doors will open for a 2 p.m. drum line battle.
The SHOWDOWN is presented by the Show-Me Sound Organization.