Norfolk State University’s Spartan Legion band was voted 2019 HBCU Sports Band of the Year.
The band, named one of seven finalists for the award on Jan. 13, was the top vote-getter in an online poll the website conducted from Tuesday, Jan. 14 through Tuesday night (Jan. 21).
Of the 37,032 total votes tallied, the Spartan Legion generated nearly 39 percent of the votes (14,430 votes). North Carolina A&T finished second in the voting with 6,529 votes. Southern University finished third in the voting with 6,363 votes, followed by Grambling State (4,767 votes), Jackson State (2,210 votes), Florida A&M (1,821) and Bethune-Cookman (912 votes).Under the direction of William Beathea, the band consistently ranked among the top 4 HBCU marching bands in the country in HBCU Sports’ preseason and midseason band polls.
Notable moments of the Norfolk State University Spartan Legion from 2019
Ranked No. 2 on 2019 HBCU midseason top 15 band poll
Ranked No. 1 on the list of top 5 halftime shows from Week 2
Ranked No. 2 on the list of top 5 halftime shows from Week 5
Ranked No. 5 on the list of top 5 halftime shows from Week 6
Ranked No. 2 on the list of top 5 halftime shows from Week 10
Ranked No. 8 and No. 22 on the list of top cover songs 2019 by HBCU bands
Ranked No. 6 and No. 8 on the list of top 10 HBCU band halftime shows of 2019
When the dust settled…it was the mighty Spartan Legion that rose to the top!!! The baddest HBCU marching band in the land!!! Congratulations Legion!!! BEHOLD…THE GREEN AND GOLD!!! ????
Congrats to the Spartan Legion and A&T of the MEAC for finishing #1 & #2
Congratulations to the Spartan Legion you are the best!
Congratulations to the Spartan Legion on your 2019 Great achievement!
? BEHOLD!!! THE GREEN AND GOLD ??
BEHOLD, THE GREEN AND GOLD! Congrats to NSU Spartan Legion Band!
The blue andgold Marching machine will always be the best band no matter who wins in the Voting
Congratulations to the Norfolk State Spartans…. Behold the Green and Gold, way to go SaxManiacs!
Congratulations Spartan Legion. BEHOLD THE GREEN AND GOLD!!!
Only the hard; only the strong.
Give them nothing.
Take from them everything….
Glad I voted ????
Contgrats NSU…Got that gold drip!!! BEHOLD THE GREEN AND GOLD!! Hopefully they get to go to the Honda battle of the bands next year!
CONGRATULATIONS NSU SPARTAN LEGION. BEHOLD THE GREEN & GOLD