For Immediate Release
ASPIRETV WILL LIVE STREAM THE 18th HBCU ALL-STAR BATTLE OF THE BANDS IN ATLANTA THIS SATURDAY, FEB. 4
AN ENCORE MARATHON OF ASPIRETV’S ORIGINAL SERIES
6 MINUTES TO GLORY: THE HBCU BAND EXPERIENCE
WILL AIR SUNDAY, FEB.5
ATLANTA – Feb. 3, 2023 – AspireTV, the network that celebrates and reflects Black culture and urban lifestyle, will be live streaming this Saturday’s (Feb. 4) HBCU All-Star Battle of the Bands online beginning at 3 p.m. ET. Viewers can watch here: http://battleofthebands2023.com/.
AspireTV will also air an encore marathon of the original series 6 Minutes to Glory: The HBCU Band Experience this Sunday. The series is a tribute to the distinctive and fascinating culture of Black Marching Bands – The Halftime Show. Focused on one HBCU band per episode, viewers will get an insider look at the band through the eyes of the students, their thoughts on why they chose an HBCU, and the excitement of being selected to participate in the HBCU All-Star Battle of the Bands. The episodes highlight bands from six Historically Black Colleges & Universities including Norfolk State University, Tennessee State University, North Carolina A&T, Bethune-Cookman University, Alabama State University and South Carolina State University. We’ll hear about band members’ dreams, their inspiration for attending an HBCU and joining the bands, and how each school’s band has their own traditions that make them truly unique. These six schools are the bands that are competing at the 18th HBCU All-Star Battle of the Bands legacy showcase in Atlanta, Ga.
6 Minutes to Glory: The HBCU Band Experience is part of Publicis Media’s APX Content Ventures Inclusion Investment Fund. This fund, which was announced in July 2021 as part of Publicis Media’s Once & For All Coalition launch, will be used to help its partners develop over 20 programs spotlighting diverse voices and storylines.
6 Minutes to Glory: The HBCU Band Experience is produced by Go Media Productions with Wayne Overstreet and Len Gibson serving as Executive Producers.
Marathon schedule of 6 Minutes to Glory: The HBCU Band Experience
Sunday, Feb. 5
5 p.m. ET – North Carolina A&T – the Blue and Gold Marching Machine
5:30 p.m. ET – Tennessee State University – the Aristocrat of Bands
6 p.m. ET – South Carolina State University – the Marching 101
6:30 p.m. ET – Norfolk State University – the Spartan Legion Band
7 p.m. ET – Alabama State University – the Mighty Marching Hornets
7:30 p.m. ET – Bethune-Cookman University – the Marching Wildcats
10 p.m. ET – North Carolina A&T – the Blue and Gold Marching Machine
10:30 p.m. ET – Tennessee State University – the Aristocrat of Bands
11 p.m. ET – South Carolina State University – the Marching 101
11:30 p.m. ET – Norfolk State University – the Spartan Legion Band
12 a.m. ET – Alabama State University – the Mighty Marching Hornets
12:30 a.m. ET – Bethune-Cookman University – the Marching Wildcats
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About HBCU All-Star Battle of the Bands
The HBCU All-Star Battle of the Bands is the original and largest Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) marching band and dance team showcase in the world. The annual event welcomes 60,000 attendees in Atlanta, Ga., each year. Festivities also include the HBCU All-Star Battle of the Bands college fair, bringing thousands of attendees who can learn about more than 45 HBCUs and their academic and band programs. Visit the HBCU All-Star Battle of the Bands website for more information: AllStarBattleoftheBands.com.
Kristina Stafford Kelly
HBCU All-Star Battle of the Bands