If you were in your band if you have a kid or grandchild in the band or if you've never been in a school band in your life, a great family event is coming to Houston. Treat yourself and your family to marching band excellence on Saturday, August 27. Take a trip to Houston, TX, and go see the 2022 Pepsi National Battle of The Bands at the NRG Stadium (1 NRG Park).

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The event is presented by Toyota and is truly a grand display of musicianship, poise, athleticism, talent, coordination, style, pride, and a whole lotta swag! Everything you want to see and hear in a marching band will be there x8 showcasing their best routines. The battle of the bands has long been a musical tradition and right-of-passage for band members at all HBCUs across the nation. It is a celebration, rather it is the Super Bowl for band members.

What is the National Battle of The Bands event about? Derek Webber, National Battle of the Bands Creator and CEO, Webber Marketing happily explains,

"Each year we strive to make the National Battle of the Bands event an experience that not only celebrates and amplifies the visibility of HBCU marching bands but also, serves and supports the community," says Webber. "Whether it's working with minority business owners and creating job opportunities, providing scholarships to college and high school bands programs, or hosting a college recruitment fair where high school students get accepted on-site, we have dynamic partners like Pepsi, Toyota, JP Morgan Chase and more who are committed to our vision of creating sustainable impact within the communities we serve."

The 2022 Marching Band Line-Up is as follows:

Alabama A&M University, Marching Maroon & White Band
Alcorn State University, The Sounds of Dyn-O-mite Marching Band
Bethune Cookman University, Marching Wildcats
****Grambling State University, World Famed Tiger Marching Band
Kentucky State University, Mighty Marching Thorobreds
North Carolina A&T State University, The Blue and Gold Marching Machine
Prairie View A&M University, "Marching Storm" Band
****Southern University, Human Jukebox

Hip-Hop superstars Migos will also be performing live! It's a fun event for EVERYONE to enjoy. Tickets can be purchased now at: www.nationalbattleofthebands.com/tickets. Here are a few performances from last year's national event. Enjoy!

Via the National Battle of The Bands website

The National Battle of The Bands was created to celebrate, support, and recognize the excellence of Black college marching bands, the NBOTB is the largest HBCU marching band event and the second largest African American event in the state of Texas. More than 2,000 members from eight of the nation's top marching bands will kick off their Fall marching band season at the NBOTB while showcasing the culture of their universities and their unique style and sound.

Houston Sports Authority (HCHSA) Vice President, Chris Massey said, that Harris County and the City of Houston are extremely excited to host the eight magnificent marching bands performing at this year's event. Massey added, "The National Battle of the Bands is the perfect event to celebrate and amplify the city's love of arts, education, and HBCU culture. We are looking forward to packing the house and celebrating with fans from all over the country!"

LOOK: Here are the biggest HBCUs in America

More than 100 historically Black colleges and universities are designated by the U.S. Department of Education, meeting the definition of a school "established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans."

StudySoup compiled the 20 largest historically Black colleges and universities in the nation, based on 2021 data from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. Each HBCU on this list is a four-year institution, and the schools are ranked by the total student enrollment.