Produced by High Stepping Nationals, the event featured 6 college bands and 2 high school bands, each representing Virginia and North Carolina. According to VSU Director of Bands, Professor James Holden, Jr., this was the 1st time this type of event has ever been held at VSU.
Performing for a packed house at Rogers Stadium, the lineup included:
- Hampton University vs. North Carolina A&T State University
- Highland Springs High School vs. Hillside High School
- Virginia State University vs. Shaw University
- Virginia Union University vs. Elizabeth City State University
After the judges tallied the overall scores, North Carolina pulled off a close win with 216 points to Virginia’s 213 points.
Virginia State will be hosting another battle of the bands against Elizabeth City State University. This event will be held at VSU in Daniel Gymnasium on Friday, October 10th at 7 p.m.
For more information about Virginia State University Trojan Explosion Marching Band, please visit http://band.vsu.edu.
Maurice B. Jones
Virginia State University
Photos: Ervin B. Clarke