Polls Open: Honda Battle of the Bands Gears Up for Epic 14th Installment

TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 24, 2015  — The Honda Battle of the Bands (www.hondabattleofthebands) is back with its 14th annual marching band showcase for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Over the next month, fans will have the opportunity to vote online and help send eight top bands to this year’s Invitational Showcase, to be held January 30, 2016 in front of a packed house at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Watch the 2015 Invitational Showcase highlights on YouTube:

Honda Battle of the Bands provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for top HBCU marching bands to deliver a dynamic performance on a national stage, while earning grants and positive attention for their respective institutions. This year’s theme, “Discover Greatness,” encourages HBCU students to put 100% of themselves in their musical and academic studies, and to strive every day to achieve their full potential.

“Honda Battle of the Bands brings students, alumni, fans and the HBCU community together to celebrate musical talent and academic achievement,” said Steve Morikawa, Vice President, Corporate Community Relations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Honda is proud to support students and educational programs at HBCUs, which serve a unique and important role in higher education.”

Honda’s long-standing commitment to the support and success of the nation’s HBCUs began more than 25 years ago with the establishment of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, a program designed to showcase the academic gifts and prowess of HBCU students. American Honda began its support of Honda Battle of the Bands 14 years ago as an effort to support HBCU music programs.

Voting ends on October 23, 2015, at midnight EDT. Tickets for the showcase start at $10 and are available for purchase at HondaBattleoftheBands.com.

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YouTube – 2015 Invitational Showcase Highlights
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