Don’t miss the Historic Battle for Birmingham with HBC bands. Sunday, Sept. 15th

Miles College Purple Marching Machine. Photo via Miles College Facebook page.

Drum roll please……For the first time in history, all six of Alabama’s Historically Black College (HBC) and University Marching Bands will face off in Birmingham’s Legion Field. Here’s why you don’t want to miss the Battle for Birmingham, Sunday, Sept. 15 4-8pm. Get tickets.

The Battle for Birmingham

Certainly, you will not want to miss the Alabama A&M marching band (and more!) perform! Photo via Battle for Birmingham.

Marching bands from each of Alabama’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities will compete in Legion Field for the Battle for Birmingham. We are talking top notch entertainment, ladies and gentlemen.

Undoubtedly, these bands are among the best of the best in the nation. Additionally, the event is hosted by none other than Rickey Smiley of The Rickey Smiley Morning Show!


The bands

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The following marching bands will compete at Legion Field:

In addition to the colleges, seven Birmingham City Public High School Bands will participate including;

  • Carver High
  • Parker High
  • Wenonah High
  • Jackson-Olin High
  • Woodlawn High
  • Huffman High and
  • Ramsay High

 Bonus! Prospective students can learn about applying to a school and obtaining financial aid. Come out at 2pm before the show to speak with representatives from all six collegiate institutions!


Birmingham’s Legion Field, site of the Battle For Birmingham.

“The idea to organize the Battle for Birmingham actually came from one of my virtual battles hosted on my channel about a year ago. It’s amazing to see this virtual concept come to realization and I’m very excited to bring this major event to the state of Alabama.”

Eddie Evans, owner of MeetMeOnThe50, LLC and organizer of Battle for Birmingham

The details

Birmingham, Alabama, Miles College, marching band, THE YARD
Miles College Purple Marching Machine. Photo via Miles College’s Facebook page
  • Date: Sunday, September 15th
  • Time: College Fair at 2pm, Battle for Birmingham from 4pm to 8pm
  • Where: Legion Field, 400 Graymont Ave W, Birmingham, AL
  • Tickets: General Admission – $20, VIP – $50, available for purchase online or at the gate.

Which bands are you most excited to see at the Battle for Birmingham? Let us know by tagging @BhamNow !