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With the organizers moving the event from its original location in Charlotte, North Carolina, after a year hiatus, the newly named National Battle of the Bands remerged in the Lone Star state of Texas.

Eight of the most celebrated HBCU marching bands gathered Sunday for a musical exhibition at NRG Stadium in Houston.

The bands in attendance included Texas Southern, North Carolina Central, Prairie View A&M, Talladega College, Southern University, Miles College, Tennessee State, and Florida A&M.

Even though the event is an exhibition to raise money for the programs that participate, bragging rights are still in order.

Who won the National Battle of the Bands?

Take a look at each of performances in the videos below provided by Showtime Web and then participate in our poll.

North Carolina Central

Texas Southern

Miles College

Talladega College

Prairie View A&M

Florida A&M


Tennessee State

This poll will end Thursday (Sept. 5) at 11:59 p.m.


  1. I went to PVAMU and FAMU and hands down PV band was far better during this competition…But Miles and Southern came close…PV is entertaining…FAMU is more conservative.

    • Nah dude! They were not. What is your criteria. FAMU gave me goose bumps! The quality of the sound is amazing! But you’re entitled to your opinion.

  2. FAMU without a doubt!! Now lets discuss each band. FAMU has a conservative and classic approach . You can see quality and precision in their band. Let’s be clear, many bands have taken their steps and lessons from FAMU and this is not a problem. Just give accolades to the origin. Now. PVAM did a great job !! I give them a B+ along side of FAMU A+. If you were looking to be entertained , PVAM brought the band. If you wanted to see quality, precision , and true class, FAMU hands down.


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