In what is becoming customary here at HBCU Sports, we take a moment to celebrate the very best field shows of 2016.

Unlike our list of the top 20 cover songs for 2016, this list – as was the case last year – remained at 10.

The process in narrowing down this list to 10 wasn’t simple, but the criteria used to create the list were. We considered overall show themes (if any), music selection, creativity and most importantly crowd appreciation. In other words, if it got “house” it made the list.

Below are the top 10 halftime shows of 2016 performed by HBCU bands.

10. Miles College (Labor Day Classic)
Performed on Sept. 4 in Birmingham, Ala.

9. Morgan State (vs. Norfolk State)
Performed on Oct. 29 in Norfolk, Va.

8. Norfolk State (vs. North Carolina A&T)
Performed on Oct. 6 in Greensboro, N.C.

7. Southern (Queen City BOTB)
Performed on Aug. 27 in Charlotte, N.C.

6. Tennessee State (Southern Heritage Classic)
Performed on Sept. 10 in Memphis, Tenn.

5. North Carolina A&T (vs. South Carolina State)
Performed on Nov. 5 in Greensboro, N.C.

4. Alabama A&M (vs. Middle Tennessee State)
Performed on Sept. 3 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

3. Florida A&M (Florida Classic)
Performed on Nov. 19 in Orlando, Fla.

2. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (vs. Grambling)
Performed on Oct. 29 in Grambling, La.

1. Jackson State (vs. Alcorn State)
Performed on Nov. 18 in Lorman, Miss.

Kenn Rashad
Founding Editor & Publisher of HBCU Sports and a graduate of Grambling State University.

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  1. Somebody missed the boat!!!

  2. The right band for,#1 is correct.

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