Alabama A&M marching band featured in new documentary film

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The Alabama A&M marching band is featured in the film The Road to Houston: Preparing to Battle. (Hville Blast)

The Alabama A&M Marching Maroon & White is one of the HBCU marching bands featured in the latest edition of the documentary film, The Road to Houston: Preparing to Battle.

Released in honor of Black Music Month, the film began airing on Thursday, June 1, and will continue throughout the month.

The Road to Houston: Preparing to Battle

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The film follows bands as they gear up to perform before a massive crowd of 55,000 fans at the NRG Stadium in August of 2022. (Hville Blast)

This third installment in the NBOTB film series provides a rare peek behind the curtain at the band selection process and the journey to Houston as band members gear up to perform before a massive crowd of 55,000 fans at the NRG Stadium in August of 2022.

“In this film, we take you on a compelling journey that tells a story of determination, passion, and resilience. The immersive interviews, exclusive band camp footage, and electrifying live performances make this film a celebration of the spirit and talent that these exceptional Historical Black Colleges and Universities band programs and their musicians bring to one of America’s biggest marching band events.”

Derek Webber, executive producer, CEO of Webber Marketing

The film will air across more than 50 markets nationwide, and aims to entertain and empower by illustrating these remarkable programs’ talent, spirit, showmanship, and pride.

8 schools featured

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The eight HBCU marching bands that are featured in the film include:

  • Alabama A&M University, Marching Maroon & White Band
  • Alcorn State University, The Sounds of Dyn-O-mite Marching Band
  • Bethune Cookman University, Marching Wildcats
  • Grambling State University, World Famed Tiger Marching Band
  • Kentucky State University, Mighty Marching Thorobreds
  • North Carolina A&T State University, The Blue and Gold Marching Machine
  • Prairie View A&M University, “Marching Storm” Band
  • Southern University, Human Jukebox

In the Huntsville market, the film airs:

  • June 17, WZDX – FOX | 10AM
  • June 24, WZDX – MNT | 7PM
  • June 25, WZDX – FOX | 11:30AM

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Michael Seale
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