N.C. A&T’s marching band is high-stepping its way back to center stage at the NBOTB
On Aug. 29, BGMM celebrated the return to live performances in the 2021 kickoff to fall marching band season at the Cracker Barrel National Battle of the Bands in Houston. In addition to N.C. A&T, this year’s lineup included bands from Bethune-Cookman, Jackson State, Langston University, Norfolk State, Southern University, Talladega College and Tennessee State.
“[Not getting to play last year] for some people, that was the end of their band career even though it might not have been the end of their college career,” said BGMM senior drum major Randolph Williams. “I know that was really hard on some people. But, it’s a highlight to be able to say that my senior year I kicked it off by getting on a plane and flying somewhere. That’s exciting for me. But it’s really exciting for the freshmen, knowing you started your college career in the Blue and Gold Marching Machine getting on a plane and flying to Houston.”
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