Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter NE-YO will rock the stage at the Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase on January 28, 2017 in Atlanta, in celebration of the program’s 15th anniversary. NE-YO will join eight of the nation’s top marching bands from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as they take the field at the Georgia Dome to perform one last time before the historic Atlanta stadium closes.
“I can’t wait to perform along with these talented student musicians,” said NE-YO. “It’s a privilege to be a part of this celebration of the HBCU community and culture, and I look forward to giving the fans a great show.”
The 2017 HBOB lineup features Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Alcorn State University, Benedict College, Bethune-Cookman University, North Carolina A&T State University, Texas Southern University and Winston-Salem State University. The Final 8 bands were selected through a process that included online fan voting, as well as feedback from band directors, HBCU school presidents and Honda representatives. Each of the eight HBCUs will receive a $20,000 grant from Honda in support of their music education programs.
Fans can follow each band’s journey on the official Honda Battle of the Bands social media channels and join the conversation using #HBOB.
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YouTube – 2016 Invitational Showcase Highlights