Active Bloggers

HBCU CONNECT HBCU CONNECT
Central State University class of 1995
Kennedy Williams Kennedy Williams
Spelman College class of 2020
Beverly Johnson Beverly Johnson
class of
Reginald Culpepper Reginald Culpepper
Clark Atlanta University class of 1998
LaMarr Blackmon LaMarr Blackmon
Cal St Univ, Long Beach class of 1992
Anica Oaks Anica Oaks
class of 2012
Aliyah Al-Islam Aliyah Al-Islam
Prairie View A&M University class of 2018
Dixie Somers Dixie Somers
Other College... class of 2004

Honda and HBCU Community Celebrate Return of Honda Battle of the Bands with Live Showcase Event

Honda and HBCU Community Celebrate Return of Honda Battle of the Bands with Live Showcase Event
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper on September 19, 2022

Honda and the HBCU community will celebrate the return of Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) to a live event format Saturday, February 18, 2023, showcasing spectacular marching bands and dance teams from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The premiere marching band event for HBCUs, HBOB also will be held in a new location when the invitational showcase takes place for the first time on an HBCU campus at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the live showcase event has not been held since 2020. Previous HBOB events were held in Atlanta.

“I am proud of the special relationship Honda has with HBCUs,” said Yvette Hunsicker, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility and Inclusion & Diversity at American Honda. “Born out of more than three decades of collaboration on programs that support and celebrate the dreams of HBCU students as the next generation of Black leaders, we continue to build on our relationship with HBCUs in new and meaningful ways. In 2023, we will take Honda Battle of the Bands to an HBCU campus and look forward to sharing our inspirational HBCU journey with loyal HBOB fans and society.”

“We are extremely excited that Alabama State University has been selected as the site for the 2023 Honda Battle of the Bands,” said ASU President, Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr. “By bringing the popular event to the ASU campus, Honda has advanced and strengthened its longstanding support of the nation’s HBCUs. The ASU stadium will provide a perfect setting for the Honda Battle of the Bands; and I know that with the support of Hornet Nation, the City of Montgomery and HBOB fans, the event will be a great success.”

In support of the live event, the 2023 program will include digital activations, pre-event activities in the host city of Montgomery, and the Honda Royal Fleet featuring select HBCU homecoming royalty.

Tickets are on sale now at www.hondabattleofthebands.com.

Fans Vote for Bands
The live event will feature six bands, including the Alabama State University Mighty Marching Hornets.



Starting today, fans can go to www.hondabattleofthebands.com and help choose which marching bands they want to see share their talents during one of the largest celebrations of Black culture and musical excellence. Voting will conclude on October 31, 2022. Follow along on the HBOB social channels:
· Facebook – Facebook.com/HondaBattleoftheBands
· Twitter – @The_Honda / Twitter.com/The_Honda
· Instagram – @the_honda / Instagram.com/the_honda

Driving the Legacy of HBCUs Docuseries
Earlier this year, Honda introduced an original, four-part docuseries featuring performances, interviews, and notable alumni that weave together the rich tapestry of the HBCU experience. Completing the series, the fourth episode “Unity” debuted last month, demonstrating the lifelong bond that comes from within HBCU communities. All episodes are now streaming on www.hondabattleofthebands.com so fans can watch them ahead of the live event.

Honda and Historically Black Colleges and Universities
For over 30 years, Honda has supported the success and dreams of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students through initiatives including the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge and Honda Battle of the Bands. These programs provide unforgettable experiences and opportunities for HBCU students, including meeting and networking with peers from other HBCU schools. Honda has impacted the lives of more than 200,000 students and awarded over $14 million in grants in support of HBCU education programs and facilities improvements.

To advance its leading investment in HBCUs, Honda is a member of the HBCU Partnership Challenge, a Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus initiative that brings together government, industry and HBCUs to create strategic, more sustainable HBCU partnerships. Honda also has partnered with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and UNCF to provide annual scholarship funding to support HBCU students pursuing an education in engineering, supply chain management and manufacturing-related fields.

Learn more at https://www.honda.com/community/diversity-...
If you enjoyed this article, Join HBCU CONNECT today for similar content and opportunities via email!
Comments
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Central State University turns student internships into career builders
Delaware State University President Named Distinguished Academy Fellow by the National Academy of Public Administration
Lawsuit Filed against State of Florida for Decadeslong Underfunding and Neglect of HBCUs
37th Annual HBCU Golf Invitational Preview
Morehouse College wins Moguls in the Making, HBCU entrepreneurial pitch competition hosted by Ally Financial
A Year in Review: Cisco's Investment in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)
Latest News
Jarvis Christian University Welcomes Former Grambling State University Band Director Dr. Larry J. Pannell

Jarvis Christian University Welcomes Former Grambling State University Band Director Dr. Larry J. Pannell

Jarvis Christian University is excited to announce that former Grambling State University music department chair and director of bands Dr. Larry J. Pannell is JCU’s new interim band director for 2022- ...more
Kennedy Williams • 164 Views • September 26th, 2022
World Bank Group Signs MOU with Jackson State University and HBCUs

World Bank Group Signs MOU with Jackson State University and HBCUs

The World Bank Group today signed a new agreement with Jackson State University President Thomas K. Hudson, J.D. and the presidents of five other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) t ...more
Kennedy Williams • 98 Views • September 26th, 2022
President Darrell K. Williams and First Lady Myra R. Williams Make $100,000 Gift to Hampton University

President Darrell K. Williams and First Lady Myra R. Williams Make $100,000 Gift to Hampton University

Hampton University has announced that President Darrell K. Williams, the 13th President of the University, and First Lady, Mrs. Myra R. Williams, have made a $100,000 gift to the institution. Their gi ...more
Kennedy Williams • 337 Views • September 26th, 2022
Dr. Wright Jones to Serve as FVSU Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal

Dr. Wright Jones to Serve as FVSU Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal

FVSU alumnus Dr. Wright Jones, an internationally renowned plastic surgeon, has been named the 2022 Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal. A distinguished surgeon within the Atlanta community and owner a ...more
Kennedy Williams • 93 Views • September 26th, 2022
Fayetteville State Cross Country Sweeps Both Greensboro Invitational Races

Fayetteville State Cross Country Sweeps Both Greensboro Invitational Races

Fayetteville State's men's and women's cross-country teams do it again. Both programs finished first at the Greensboro XC Invitational at the Hagan Stone Park in Pleasant Garden, NC. The Broncos won t ...more
Kennedy Williams • 81 Views • September 26th, 2022
Popular News
Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

While this may not be HBCU related news, as an AFrican American male, I had to share this appalling decision by the Louisiana court system to keep a man in jail with a life sentence for such a petty c ...more
Will Moss • 387,534 Views • August 6th, 2020
Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

On Tuesday Johnny C. Taylor, President and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund stopped by “NewsOne Now” to make a major announcement that could literally change the lives of thousands of HBCU st ...more
Will Moss • 119,377 Views • March 11th, 2015
Blonde Instagram Model Goes Viral for Graduating from HBCU and Pledging Delta Sigma Theta!

Blonde Instagram Model Goes Viral for Graduating from HBCU and Pledging Delta Sigma Theta!

A blonde woman is going viral this morning, for graduating from A Historically Black College while pledging a Black sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. @Blonde_HBCU The woman, an IG ...more
Will Moss • 113,270 Views • November 30th, 2020
Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Harris promises to offer free tuition for low-income students at public and historically Black colleges Democratic VP candidate also pledges to forgive student-loan debt for HBCU graduates who earn ...more
Will Moss • 72,994 Views • September 10th, 2020
Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to  Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

The Student Freedom Initiative announced today a $50 million personal gift from Robert F. Smith, philanthropist and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. This gift matches the initial fu ...more
Will Moss • 72,883 Views • October 22nd, 2020
Please Give Us a Like on Facebook!