14th Annual Battle of the Bands Competition

Toyota
( 2014 Sponsor )

  Date: January 17, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium
Location: 2200 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77003
Check-In Time: 2:00 PM
Check-Point: TBD

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Houston will host the 14th Annual Battle of the Bands Competition on January 17, 2015 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.

Awards Presentations

Landre Eagleton, Toyota
Lonnie Williams,Toyota

Announcers
Jennifer Jarmeny
Rodney “Hot Rod” Williams

DJ
Pierre Du-Shay








 

 

 

Participants from the 13th Annual MLK Battle Of The Bands

 

Large Band Category 85 Band Members And Above   Medium Band Category 64-84 Band Members
     
Belaire High School Marching band-Baton Rouge, LA
Central Medical Magnet High School Marching Band-Beaumont, TX
Pine Bluff High School Marching Band-Pine Bluff, AR
Townview Magnet High School Marching Band-Dallas, TX
 

Austin High School Marching Band-Houston, TX
East Feliciana High School Marching Band-Jackson, LA
Memorial High School Marching Band-Port Arthur, TX
Washington High School Marching Band-Houston, TX
Willowridge High School Marching band-Houston, TX

     
Small Band Category 63 Band Members And Below   Middle School Category
     

Alto High School Marching Band-Alto, TX
Elite College Preparatory Academy Marching band-Houston, TX
Lincoln High School Marching Band-Dallas, TX
Ozen High School Marching Band-Beaumont, TX
Royal High School Marching Band-Brookshire, TX
Sam Houston High School Marching Band-Houston, TX
Southern Performing Arts Center Marching Band-Bronx, NY
Westbury High School Marching Band-Houston, TX
Worthing High School Marching Band-Houston, TX
Yates High School Marching Band-Houston, TX

 

Jefferson Middle School Marching Band-Port Arthur, TX
Ortiz Middle School Marching Band-Houston, TX
Robey Jr. High School Marching Band-Pine Bluff, AR
Thomas Middle School Marching Band-Houston, TX

     
Exhibitions    
     

1. Louisiana Leadership Institute Marching Band-Baton Rouge, LA
2. Miles College Marching Band-Birmingham, AL
3. Talladega College Marching Band-Talladega, AL

   


2015 Battle of the Bands Competition Adjudicators

 

Darryl FieldsDarryl Fields
Former Director Of Bands St. Augustine High School
Administrative Judge
  Chuck ThrockmortonChuck Throckmorton
Director Of Bands, Rice University
Adjudicator

Chuck Throckmorton is Director of Bands at Rice University.  He directs the Rice Symphonic Band, The MOB:  Rice University’s Marching Owl Band, The Houston Concert Band – an adult community band, and Music Everywhere:  Chamber Music for non-music majors. ... read more

     
Nathan HaymerNathan Haymer
Assistant Director Of Bands, Southern University
Adjudicator
  Marc MartinMarc Martin
Director Of Athletic Bands, University Of Houston
Adjudicator

Marc Martin is the Interim Associate Director of Bands and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Houston Moores School of Music. ...read more

 

   
Mark GordonMark Gordon
Assistant Director Of Bands, Prairie View A & M University
Adjudicator
  Marc MartinDr. Richard F. Lee
Director Bands, Texas Southern University
Adjudicator

Richard F. Lee, a native of Houston, Texas, began his musical studies under the tutelage of the late D.C. Chapman, Eddie Simmons and Mr. James Harrison. He is a graduate of Jack Yates High School, where he studied under the musical direction of the late Mr. Will Henry Bennett. ... read more





2013 MLK Battle Of The Band Place Fininshers


Large Band Category

1st Place
Istroumka High School Marching Band-Baton Rouge, LA

Medium Band Cateegory


1st Place
East Feliciana High School Marching Band-Jackson, LA


Small Band Category

1st Place
Mckinley High School Marching Band-Baton Rouge, LA

 

2012 MLK Battle Of The Band Place Fininshers


Large Band Category


1st Place

Beaumont Central High School Marching Band

Medium Band Category


1st Place

Port Arthur Memorial High School Marching Band

Small Band Category


1st Place

Baton Rouge McKinley High School Marching Band

 

2011 MLK Battle Of The Band Place Finishers


Large Band Category

1st Place
Beaumont Central High School Marching Band

2nd Place
Houston Stephen F. Austin High School Marching Band

Medium Band Category

1st Place
Port Arthur Memorial High School Marching Band

2nd Place
Brook shire Royal High School Marching Band

3rd Place
Houston North Forest High school Marching Band

Small Band Category

1st Place
Houston Westbury High School Marching Band

2nd Place
Houston Willowridge High School Marching Band

3rd Place:
Austin Reagan High School Marching Band

The Top Three Place Finishers Will Go To The NCAA Final Four-Houston For A Live Performance On April 1, 2011. All 1st Runner-ups Will Be Alternates, And Are Required To Be Prepared For An Appearance In The Event Of Attrition.

9th Annual MLK Youth Parade

Date: January 17, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Midtown Houston
Place: Parade Originates On San Jacinto Street & Elgin Street

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14th Annual Battle of the Bands Competition*

Date: January 17, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: BBVA Compass Stadium

* Immediately following the 9th Annual MLK Youth Parade

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21st Annual MLK Grande Parade

Date: January 19, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Midtown Houston

Place: Parade Originates On San Jacinto Street & Elgin Street

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