16th Annual MLK Battle Of The Bands Competition

Toyota   Date: January 15, 2017
Time: 4:00PM-8:00PM
Venue: W.W. Thorne Stadium
Location: 1865 Aldine Bender Rd, Houston, TX 77032
Check-In Time: NLT 2:00PM (Participants Only)
Check-Point: TBD

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Eventbrite - 16th Annual Battle of the Bands Competition-Houston
 
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Houston will host the 16th Annual MLK Battle Of The Bands Competition on January 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM. This Spectacular Event will feature more than 20 nationally acclaimed marching bands from across the country, including the best high school marching bands from Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.

 

 

Presentations

Mr. Larry Birden - Administrative Judge
Mr. Keavon Runnels - Director of Bands, Stephen F. Austin High School, Host Marching Band
Rushion McDonald, Grand Marshal 22nd Annual MLK Grande Parade

Announcers
J. Anthony Brown - Actor
Tom Joyner Morning Show - DrumLine
Just Brittany - Singer

DJ
Studewood DJ
Jack Frost - 93.7 “The Beat”

Presentation Of Colors
C.E. King High School A/F JROTC

Singing Of The National Anthem
“Just Brittany”

Exhibition Performance

The Stephen F. Austin High School Marching Band
The Houston Halos
Original Marching Thunder Directed By Cal Vin Murphy


16th Annual MLK Battle Of The Bands Competition Judges

 

Dr. Tim ZacharyDr. Tim Zachary
Director of Bands
PVAMU
Judge
  Chuck ThrockmortonChuck Throckmorton
Director of Bands
Rice University
Judge
     
Professor Darrell WilliamsProfessor Darrell Williams
Director of Bands
Texas State College
Judge
  Professor Clarence GibsonProfessor Clarence Gibson
Interium Director of Bands
Texas Southern
Judge
     
Professor Kedric TaylorProfessor Kedric Taylor
Assistant Director of Bands
Southern University - Baton Rouge
Judge
  Mr. Larry A Birden, Jr.Mr. Larry A Birden, Jr.
Administrative Judge
     
Mr. Carlton D. WilliamsMr. Carlton D. Williams
Director of Bands
Skyline High School - Dallas, TX
Administrative Judge
 

Mr. Larry A Birden, Jr.Marc C. Martin
Director Of Athletic Bands
University Of Houston
Adjudicator





2016 MLK Battle Of The Band Competitors


Small Band Category 45 Band Members And Below

La Marque High School Marching Band - La Marque, TX
Milby High School Marching Band - Houston, TX
Sam Houston High School Marching Band - Houston, TX
Scarborough High School Marching Band - Houston, TX
St. Helena Charter School Marching Band - Greensburg, LA
Universal Academy Marching Band - Irving, TX

Medium Band Category 46-74 Band Members


Alto High School Marching Band - Alto, TX
Callaway High School Marching Band - Jackson, MS
General Trass High School Marching Band - Lake Providence, LA
Kipp Collegiate Generations Marching Band - Houston, TX
Royal High School Marching Band - Brookshire, TX
Victory Prep Academy Marching Band - Houston, TX


Large Band Category 75 Band Members And Above

Austin High School Marching Band - Houston, TX
Belaire High School Marching band - Baton Rouge, LA
Jim Hill High School Marching Band - Jackson, MS
St. Augustine High School Marching Band - New Orleans, LA

11th Annual MLK Youth Parade

Date: January 14, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Midtown Houston
Place: Parade Originates On San Jacinto Street & Elgin Street

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16th Annual MLK Battle of the Bands Competition

Date: January 15, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: W.W. Thorne Stadium
Check-In Time: NLT 2:00PM (Participants Only)

Check-In Point: TBD



Register Now!

Eventbrite - 16th Annual Battle of the Bands Competition-Houston

23rd Annual MLK Grande Parade

Date: January 16, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Midtown Houston

Place: Parade Originates On San Jacinto Street & Elgin Street



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