Bands

Savannah State Names Gabriel Arnold As New Director of Bands, Assistant Professor Of Music

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Savannah State University has a new director of bands and assistant professor of music! Learn more about Gabriel Arnold and how he plans to...

Hampton University Marching Band Invited to Play in Rome for New Year’s Day Parade

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The Hampton University Marching Band, otherwise known as “The Marching Force,” has received the esteemed privilege of participating in the 2020 Rome New Year’s...

Talladega’s President After Band Performance For Trump: ‘We Made The Right Decision’

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Talladega's spokesman, Greg Wilson, also revealed the black college will reap long-term benefits that correlate to their inauguration performance. Talladega College is facing backlash after performing at...

TOP HBCU Bands 2018

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You can take away the football and basketball teams but the crowd size probably won’t dwindle. No matter the season, HBCU black college marching bands are...

Did BET Just Shade Bama State Style?

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BET came for Bama State Style, the popular television reality series featuring ASU's marching band, and took to Twitter last night to suggest that...

Grambling State Marching Band Adds First Female Drum Major Since 1952

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Grambling State University's World Famed Tiger Marching Band has found its next female drum major in Candace Hawthorne! Get the full story about the...

Wilberforce University To Bring Back Marching Band And Music Degree Program

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Wilberforce University will be bringing music back to Ohio with not only a revamp of its marching band, but also a curriculum for a...

Marching Force From Hampton University Makes History

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The Marching Force from Hampton University made history on Wednesday by becoming the first-ever HBCU band to march in the Rome New Year’s Day...

Historically Black College To Perform At Trump Inauguration

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The Talladega College Marching Tornadoes Band will perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration in the nation's capital on January 20, reports The Associated Press.  The...

Meet Morgan State University’s New Director of Bands

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A new leader will be bringing the music to Morgan State University. Learn more about the story by Andrea Blackstone at the Baltimore Times. Dr....

WATCH: HBCU Halftime Shows You Cannot Miss

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The marching band is just as much a part of college football games as the football players. The esteemed black college marching bands are...

Hampton University Marching Force Band Presented With Proclamation From The City

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HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – The Hampton University Marching Force received a proclamation of praise during Wednesday night’s City Council meeting. Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck read...

Will BET’s ‘The Quad’ Bring Back Life To HBCUs On Television?

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In 1987, the hit show A Different World, made its television debut. A Different World was the first television show to display the HBCU experience. During and...

How HBCU Bands Make Football More Than A Game

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Band culture is an iconic piece of the HBCU experience, and it heightens football games that are already the most exciting spectacles in town!...

Beyoncé Teases Her Ivy Park/Adidas Collab With Help From Grambling State

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When we heard buzz that Beyoncé booked Grambling State University’s dance team and marching band for a private event during Coachella 2019 last weekend,...

Importance of HBCU Bands Highlighted After Performances Cut During Football Game Broadcast

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Over the weekend, Florida A&M University battled Jackson State University on the field at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. While HBCU alumni students, parents...

TSU Aristocrat Of Bands Made An Appearance On Cedric The Entertainer’s Netflix Comedy Special

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There's no show without a black college marching band. Tennessee State University's world-renowned marching band Aristocrat of Bands made an appearance on Netflix newest...

There Are No HBCUs in Minnesota, So Three HBCU Grads Started a Band Camp...

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Bands culture is an integral part of the HBCU experience, and some HBCU alumni don't want some high schoolers to miss it! Learn more...