Statewide HBCU Battle of the Bands Competition comes to Globe Life Park for MLK weekend

Dallas businessman awards thousands to area high school band programs

Photo courtesy of the Parrish Charitable Foundation

Special to The Dallas Examiner

Philanthropist Roland Parrish is hosting an HBCU Battle of the Bands competition as part of the MLK weekend Activities. Band members in the Dallas area will have an opportunity to showcase their skills and receive scholarships this weekend during the second statewide Battle of the Band competition.

The Band Audition will take place 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 14 at Carter High School, 1819 W Wheatland Road, and will feature the following universities and colleges: Langston University; Grambling State University; Prairie View A&M University; University of Arkansas Pine Bluff; Texas Southern University, and more.

The second annual Battle of the Bands competition is expected to host more than 10 thousand students, HBCU band fans and alumni during over the holiday weekend. The Parrish Charitable Foundation will contribute $50 thousand in scholarships to bands from across the state and engage in a special tribute to the Southern Sector’s three championship coaches, Desoto Coach Clade Mathis, Duncanville Coach Reginald Samples and South Oak Cliff Coach Jason Todd. The event day will also include a College and Career Expo with onsite hiring from several corporations and the showcase of dozens of Colleges and Universities.

Globe Life Field 734 Stadium Dr. in Arlington

Sunday, Jan. 15

1 p.m. – College & Career Expo

2 p.m. – Battle of the Bands

**All activities will take place indoors. Visit www.parrishbattleofthebands.com for all College Fair participants as well as Career Expo companies.

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