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Bethune-Cookman Marching Wildcats, Bethune-Cookman University, Florida A&M University, HBCU, HBCU Bands, Marching 100, The 5th Quarter -

There’s always something at stake. Since 1925, the Bethune-Cookman University and Florida A&M University sports teams and bands have taken the field to find out who reigns supreme in what has become the largest historically black college and university (HBCU) rivalry in Florida. In 1978, the Florida Blue Florida Classic was created, and this year […]

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Grambling State University, HBCU, HBCU Bands, Prairie View A&M University, State Fair Classic, The 5th Quarter -

The storms that rolled into Texas threatening to soak a day of football and band battles were met by thousands of attendees who showed up to Dallas’ Cotton Bowl Stadium for the State Fair Classic anyway. And luckily for the fans who came to watch the tense showdown between the Grambling State Tigers and the […]

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Celebration Bowl, Grambling State University, North Carolina A&T Aggies, The 5th Quarter -

The 5th Quarter in the world of football at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) takes place after the X’s and O’s, when each school’s band battles each other for bragging rights to the best musical performance. These displays of showmanship, from the choreographed routines to the song selection, require months of practice and dedication […]

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HBCU, HBCU Bands, Jackson State Tigers, Photo Act, Sonic Boom of the South, The 5th Quarter -

The 5th Quarter in the world of football games at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) takes place after the game, when the bands of the two opposing schools battle each other for bragging rights to the best musical performance. These displays of musical showmanship, from the choreographed routines to the song selection, require a […]

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Alabama State Hornets, Alabama State Mighty Marching Hornets, HBCU, HBCU Bands, Photo Act, The 5th Quarter -

The 5th Quarter in the world of football at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) takes place after the game, when the bands of the two opposing schools battle each other for bragging rights as the best musical performance. These displays of musical showmanship, from the choreographed routines to the song selection, require hundreds of […]

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HBCU, HBCU Bands, Howard University, Howard University Showtime Marching Band, Photo Act, The 5th Quarter -

The 5th Quarter in the world of football games at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) takes place after the game, when the bands of the two opposing schools battle each other for bragging rights to the best musical performance. These displays of musical showmanship, from the choreographed routines to the song selection, require a […]

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HBCU Bands, Houston, Photo Act, Texas Southern Tigers, The 5th Quarter -

The 5th Quarter in the world of football games at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) takes place after the game, when the bands of the two opposing schools battle each other for bragging rights to the best musical performance. These displays of musical showmanship, from the choreographed routines to the song selection, require a […]

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HBCU, HBCU Bands, North Carolina A&T Aggies, North Carolina A&T’s Blue and Gold Marching Machine, Photo Gallery, The 5th Quarter -

The 5th Quarter in the world of football games at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) takes place after the game, when the bands of the two opposing schools battle each other for bragging rights to the best musical performance. These displays of musical showmanship, from the choreographed routines to the song selection, require a […]

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Atlanta, Georgia Dome, HBCU Bands, The 5th Quarter -

On Jan. 28, amid the rush of fans purchasing Atlanta Falcons gear and parades being held before the beloved football team’s first Super Bowl appearance since 1999, another party was brewing inside the Georgia Dome. Members of eight historically black college and university (HBCU) bands took their places in the stadium, anticipating the arrival of […]

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Atlanta, Georgia Dome, HBCU Bands, The 5th Quarter -

When thinking about the historically black college and university (HBCU) experience, several things come to mind. The campuses that are filled with rich cultural history. The bands. The wealth of knowledge obtained from the quality education HBCUs offer. The bands. The opportunity to cheer for some of the most competitive teams around. And … the […]

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Grambling State University, Grambling State World Famed Tiger Marching Band, HBCU, HBCU Bands, North Carolina Central Eagles, Sound Machine, The 5th Quarter -

A cold, dreary day in Atlanta wasn’t going to stop the show for fans who traveled from near and far for the final historically black college football showdown of the season. The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, held at the Georgia Dome in the heart of downtown Atlanta, entailed more than just winning on the […]

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Bayou Classic, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Bands, Most Undefeated 2016, Southern Jaguars, The 5th Quarter -

It was the most wonderful time of the year again. Deep in the heart of New Orleans, native Louisianians, alumni, current students and fans of Southern University and Grambling State University gathered for the 43rd annual Bayou Classic — a battle that has, for decades, determined which school would reign supreme for the year. Each […]

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Bayou Classic, Grambling State University, Grambling State World Famed Tiger Marching Band, HBCU, New Orleans, Southern Jaguars, Southern University Human Jukebox, The 5th Quarter -

It was the most wonderful time of the year again. Deep in the heart of New Orleans, native Louisianians, alumni, current students and fans of Southern University and Grambling State University gathered for the 43rd annual Bayou Classic — a battle that has, for decades, determined which school would reign supreme for the year. Each […]

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Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, Florida A&M Rattlers, Florida Classic, HBCU, HBCU Bands, The 5th Quarter -

In downtown Orlando, Florida, a sea of green and orange and maroon and gold swallowed bystanders who walked anywhere near the perimeter of the Amway Center. Fans were there nearly two hours before the show started, getting tickets, jamming to music and engaging in friendly trash talk before the doors opened. Here, the large and […]

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