The Savannah State University “Coastal Empire Sound Explosion” is one of 45 HBCU marching bands vying for an invitation to perform at the 2010 Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase to be held Jan. 30, 2010, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Visit the HBOB web site – www.hondabattleofthebands.c om — to register and vote for the Savannah State marching band. Fans may vote once per day per e-mail address. On-line voting ends October 30 at midnight (EST). The eight bands selected for the showcase will be announced on Nov. 9. While all 45 bands will receive a $1,000 award, each showcase band will receive $20,000.
The Savannah State marching band was invited to the showcase in 2004 and 2005 where it performed before soldout Georgia Dome crowds and earned a $10,000 award for each year.
Established nine years ago by American Honda Motor Co., Inc., the HBOB showcase is designed to highlight the heritage, showmanship and unique talents of HBCU marching bands.
Established in 1890, Savannah State University is on the move to become the best value-added university in the nation. The university’s approximately 3,800 students are enrolled in 23 undergraduate degree majors and five graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Sciences and Technology.