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ASPIRETV To Debut 6 Mins To Glory: The HBCU Band Experience In January

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AspireTV is premiering a limited series called “6 minutes to Glory: The HBCU Band Experience” on Saturday, January 14th at 8pm eastern. Two episodes will debut each week for three weeks.

The series is a tribute to the distinctive and fascinating culture of Black Marching Bands – The Halftime Show. Focused on one HBCU band per episode, viewers will get an insider look at the band through the eyes of the students, their thoughts on why they chose an HBCU, and the excitement of being selected to participate in the HBCU All-Star Battle of the Bands. The season will highlight bands from six Historically Black Colleges & Universities including Norfolk State University, Tennessee State University, North Carolina A&T, Bethune-Cookman University, Alabama State University and South Carolina State University. We’ll hear about band members’ dreams, their inspiration for attending an HBCU and joining the bands, and how each school’s band has their own traditions that make them truly unique. These six schools are the bands that will be competing at the 18th HBCU All-Star Battle of the Bands legacy showcase in Atlanta, Ga., on Feb. 4, with tickets available to the public. AspireTV will capture footage from the showcase to air as an additional episode later in the year.

Saturday, Jan. 14

8 p.m. ET – Bethune-Cookman University – the Marching Wildcats

8:30 p.m. ET – North Carolina A&T – the Blue and Gold Marching Machine

Saturday, Jan. 21
8 p.m. ET – Tennessee State University – the Aristocrat of Bands

8:30 p.m. ET – Norfolk State University – the Spartan Legion Band

Saturday, Jan. 28

8 p.m. ET – Alabama State University – the Mighty Marching Hornets

8:30 p.m. ET – South Carolina State University – the Marching 101


Below is a flip of NC A&T State University via Fox 8 to get you excited about the upcoming series!

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