Over 11,000 votes were tabulated in response to the HBCU Sports fan poll question, “Which band won the 2015 Queen City Battle of the Bands?”

The event, held last Saturday in Charlotte, N.C., featured eight regional HBCU marching bands. The bands were from Alabama A&M, Bethune-Cookman, North Carolina A&T, Miles College, Elizabeth City State, North Carolina Central, Shaw University and Talladega College.

According the poll, 33.5 percent of the respondents thought Miles College won the event, with 30.5 percent of the respondents favoring Alabama A&M for second place.

North Carolina Central came in third, followed by Bethune-Cookman, North Carolina A&T, Elizabeth City State, Talladega College and Shaw University.

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  1. I am curious to know why the previous comment writer is salty. Miles by far was the best band. I like AAMU however, their music selection is too conservative for battle of bands. This is a battle of bands meaning you should be aggressive with your selections. They sound crisp and balanced but that is for a concert band setting. You want to energize the crowd and get them out of their seats. AAMU gave a great field show but Miles showed great versatility. They can as you would say get “crunk” and play balanced. This allows your young people to remain youthful and creative in their music.


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