Event Recap: Honda Battle of the Bands

On January 27th, the 16th Honda Battle of the Bands took place in the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Bringing together eight outstanding bands to take over the field! The stadium filled with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) graduates, students, and music lovers from all across the world!

The Honda Battle of the Bands was created as a way to celebrate and support black college marching bands and highlight. Honda grants $20,000 to each of the finalist bands to support their music programs.

Honda Battle of the bands
Image Credit: @leahgordone

Shoutout to all the amazing bands that took showcased their wonderful skills:

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Alabama State University
  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • Hampton University
  • Miles College
  • North Carolina A&T State Univ.
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Tennessee State University

Kontrol was on the scene to capture the wonderful performances from all the great bands. We were blessed with a performance by Atlanta’s finest 112. They took to the stage to perform all of their great hits that the fans loved! Yes, of course, Ryan Cameron kept the stadium live with the old school vs. new school DJ battles to the crowd dance offs. This by far is one the best events for all ages to enjoy!

Leah Gordone

Executive Beauty Director

Leah Gordone is an published writer and full-time content contributor to YouTube and Kontrol Magazine. She has been known for her beauty videos, college vlogs and crazy storytime videos on YouTube. Not only is she a rising star in the cyber world but she is also an educator. Gordone has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Speech and upon completion of a Master's in Education in School Counseling. Instagram/Twitter/YouTube @leahgordone