2019 BATTLE FOR BIRMINGHAM
Battle of the Bands
Birmingham, Alabama – For the first time in history, all six Historically Black College & University Marching Bands from the state of Alabama faced off at Legion Field for an action packed event that amazed over 13K attendees. On September 15th 2019, these musicians and dancers showed and proved why they are among the best in the nation!
Participating College Bands: Alabama State, Alabama A&M, Miles College, Stillman College, Talladega College, Tuskegee University. In addition to these bands, all seven Birmingham City Public High School Bands participated: Carver HS, Parker HS, Winonah HS, Jackson-Olin HS, Woodlawn HS, Huffman HS and Ramsay HS.
The event was organized by Eddie Evans, owner of the Band Media company, MeetMeOnThe50 LLC. Mr. Evans was a bandsman himself, serving as Drum Major at the Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. He would later start Meet Me On The 50 LLC, a Band geared YouTube Platform that hosts virtual band battles and live reactions. “The idea to organize the Battle for Birmingham actually came from one of my virtual battles hosted on my channel about a year ago. It’s amazing to see this virtual concept come to realization and I’m very excited to bring this major event to the state of Alabama.” Evans said.
The music, the field shows, the stand battles, the fellowship, the excitement. Watch the full event below! Thanks to Showtime Web for the awesome footage!
Watch this historical event below: