It appears the HBCU marching band season for 2016 began Saturday in Greenville, S.C. with the annual Battle for the Crown Battle of the Bands.

The event, which benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters, featured HBCU bands from Alabama State, Savannah State, North Carolina A&T and South Carolina State.

We’ve found videos of each performance and are asking you to select a winner.

Alabama State

Savannah State

North Carolina A&T

South Carolina State

The poll will close Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 11:59 p.m. (CT)

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  1. That powerhouse of the south on top

  2. This is definitely a joke! Savannah State can’t even outperform a high school band. This is too funny!

    1. Take a look at the video. Nothing high school about it. The band is in a different place from previous years. Peace!!!

      1. Exactly! Savannah State band is progressively moving in a great direction!

    2. I don’t like that that’s my name.

  3. The band maybe small but the lines are tight and the sound is great. The other bands maybe larger but the lines are sloppy and the sound is horrible.

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