The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Marching “100” Band has been selected to perform at the 2020 Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase in Atlanta.
FAMU was selected by voters as one of the “final eight” bands to compete among 38 premiere Historically Black Colleges and Universities marching bands.
The eight competitors include: Benedict College, Grambling State University, Hampton University, Jackson State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Prairie View A&M University, and Tennessee State University.
“The incomparable Marching “100” is delighted to return to the Honda Battle of the Bands,” said Band Director Shelby Chipman, Ph.D. “We promise to present a dynamic show that everyone is going to enjoy.”
Each band will enjoy an all-expenses paid trip to the showcase and will receive a $20,000 grant to support their music education program.
The 270 members of the Marching “100” will be among more than 1,800 student musicians and performers traveling to Atlanta on Jan. 25, 2020.
This upcoming extravaganza will be the Marching “100” Band’s seventh appearance in the annual exhibition.
To attend Battle of the Bands, visit https://www.hondabattleofthebands.com/tickets.