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The Bands Visit briefly visits Atlanta for the weekend, plus the annual Honda Battle of the Bands and a world premiere show at the Center for Puppetry Arts.
Tomisha Brock made history when she was named band director of Clark Atlanta University as the first woman to lead the band and the first female band director in the entire Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. We recently spoke with Brock about what makes marching band culture so unique at HBCUs.
Watch a play about legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday, sip and learn about wine, and fly through a 5K with the Atlanta Hawks.
At the annual showcase of the country’s best HBCU bands, high-stepping drum majors with plumed hats and drill canes perform spins and splits, sequined majorettes and dance squads execute fierce routines, and the crowd roars and dances in their seats.
Each January, eight bands—out of a field of dozens—arrive at the Georgia Dome to perform at the Honda Battle of the Bands, a showcase of music, choreography, and all-around showmanship.