Vote TODAY for TSU’s Aristocrat of Bands
NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – The Aristocrat of Bands from Tennessee State University is among 34 bands from across the country vying for one of eight coveted spots that will send them to the finals of the Honda Battle of the Bands competition January 26, 2013 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
In order to secure one of the top spots, the band needs the TSU community to vote them into the final eight for the completion. Voters can visit the Honda Battle of the Bands website and vote one time per day for the TSU Band.
The first component to the Honda Battle of the Bands is the Celebration Tour that takes place September through November in a series of pre-qualifying shows around the country when bands compete for a chance to perform in January during one of the largest marching band shows in the U.S. The Aristocrat of Bands took part in the tour September 8 during the Southern Heritage Classic football game in Memphis when Honda presented a check for $1,000 to be used toward band scholarships.
At the end of the three-month Celebration Tour, the top eight bands receiving the most votes advance to the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase. The Invitational Showcase features musical performances from these eight Historically Black Colleges and Universities marching bands.
The Honda Battle of the Bands was created to celebrate, support and recognize the excellence of Black college marching bands and the unique academic experience offered by HBCUs. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Honda Battle of the Bands awards thousands of dollars in grants to the participating marching bands’ music education programs. As a part of the program’s dedication to music education, each school that participates in the Celebration Tour receives a grant award of $1,000 for their music education programs. An additional $20,000 grant is awarded to the eight schools that advance to the Invitational Showcase.
Vote today to send our Aristocrat of Bands to the Honda Battle of the Bands!
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With more than 9,000 students, Tennessee State University is Nashville’s only public university and is a comprehensive, urban, coeducational, land-grant university offering 38 undergraduate, 22 graduate and seven doctoral programs. TSU has earned a top 20 ranking for Historically Black Colleges and Universities according to U.S. News and World Report, and rated as one of the top Universities in the county by Washington Monthly for social mobility, research and community service. Founded in 1912 Tennessee State University celebrates 100 years in Nashville during 2012. Visit the University online at tnstate.edu
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