The Purple Marching Machine of Miles College was voted HBCU Sports Band of the Year on Saturday.
In our fan poll, which featured five finalists and generated over 43,000 votes, Miles College topped the list with (18,955 votes) 44 percent of the total vote.
Alabama A&M finished second in the poll with (12,634 votes) 29.29 percent of the total vote, followed by Jackson State (5,125), North Carolina A&T (4,977 votes) and Southern (1,402 votes).
Below are some notable moments for the Mile College Purple Marching Machine:
- Ranked No. 11 in midseason poll of the top 15 HBCU marching bandsin America
- Voted HBCU Sports Band of the Week(Week 9)
- Received No. 2, No. 6 and No. 16 rankings on our list of top 20 cover songs of 2016by HBCU bands
- Ranked No. 10 on our list of top 10 halftime shows of 2016by HBCU bands
The Miles College marching band is under the direction of Willie J. Snipes, Jr.
An award presentation will be announced at a later date.