Cast Your Vote as The Honda Battle of the Bands Returns for its 12th Year

by LP Green, II

Fan Votes Will Help Determine the Final Eight to Perform at the Georgia Dome Showcasing HBCU Marching Band Showmanship

It’s back – the polls are open and tickets are on-sale now, for the 2014 Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase. For 12 years, the top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) marching bands have participated in this music performance program, which begins with a month-long voting process where fans help determine which eight bands will make it to the Invitational Showcase, held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, on January 25, 2014.

Fans can purchase tickets starting at $10 and begin voting for their favorite participating HBCU marching bands now, by visiting, until October 9, 2013 at midnight Eastern.  

“The Honda Battle of the Bands is committed to showcasing and supporting our nation’s HBCU music education programs,” said Gina Jorge, head of Multicultural Marketing for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Over the last 12 years, music fans from across the country have witnessed incredible performances by these marching bands, and they somehow raise the bar on showmanship each year. We are honored to continue our support of these academic institutions by providing the opportunity to display their talents at the Invitational Showcase and earn a grant for their music education programs.”

To join the conversation, fans can connect with the Honda Battle of the Bands via social media by using the official hashtag, #HBOB, and keep up with all of the 2014 program announcements at:

For more information on the 2014 Honda Battle of the Bands, visit

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