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Vote Now for the 2016 Honda Battle of the Bands

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2016 Honda Battle of the BandsThe Honda Battle of the Bands, a competition and showcase for the school marching bands of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), is returning for its 14th annual year. On January 30, 2016, the Invitational Showcase will again be held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Eight HBCU marching bands will be selected to attend the event, and you can vote to send for your favorite by going here. Voting will end at midnight on October 23, 2015.

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The theme of this year’s Honda Battle of the Bands is “Discover Greatness,” which the Japanese automaker says “encourages HBCU students to put 100% of themselves in their musical and academic studies, and to strive every day to achieve their full potential.”

“Honda Battle of the Bands brings students, alumni, fans and the HBCU community together to celebrate musical talent and academic achievement,” said Honda executive Steve Morikawa. “Honda is proud to support students and educational programs at HBCUs, which serve a unique and important role in higher education.”

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While the Battle of the Bands is in just its 14th year, Honda’s involvement with HBCUs dates back to the creation of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge in 1989. The annual quizbowl tournament has allowed Honda to donate over $7.5 million in grants and scholarships over the last 26 years.

Tickets for the Honda Battle of the Bands showcase in Atlanta start at $10 and can be purchased at