On Feb. 4, marching bands from some of the country’s top historically Black colleges convened in Atlanta for the HBCU All-Star Battle of the Bands. A total of six college-level marching bands participated in the event, along with Pebblebrook and Westlake High Schools, local to the Atlanta area. HBCU bands in attendance included Alabama State University’s Mighty Marching Hornets and the Blue and Gold Marching Machine of North Carolina A&T. Bethune-Cookman University’s Marching Wildcats got the crowd moving, while the Marching 101 of South Carolina State University kept the groove going. Norfolk State University’s Spartan Legion Band marched in perfect timing as their green and gold flooded the field, and the Aristocrat of Bands of Tennessee State University put on their best show.

All Photos by Bianca Crawley