The North Carolina A&T Blue and Gold Marching Machine was voted HBCU Sports Band of the Year for the second consecutive year Monday night.

A total of 13,803 votes were tallied in a weeklong poll conducted by HBCU Sports that featured two finalists: Jackson State’s Sonic Boom of the South and the BGMM.


North Carolina A&T generated 55.88 percent of the vote (7,713 votes) while Jackson State received 44.12 percent of the vote (6,090 votes).

Notable moments for the North Carolina A&T Blue and Gold Marching Machine

Ranked No. 1 in the midseason poll of the top HBCU marching bands in America
Received No. 1 ranking on the list of the top 5 halftime shows from Week 2

Received No. 1 ranking on the list of the top 5 halftime shows from Week 4

Received No. 1 ranking on the list of the top 5 halftime shows from Week 7

Received No. 2 ranking on the list of the top 5 halftime shows from Week 8
Received No. 1 ranking on the list of the top 5 halftime shows from Week 10

Ranked No. 13 and No. 6 on the list of top 20 cover songs of 2018 by HBCU bands

An award presentation will be announced at a later date. The BGMM is under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Ruff.

About The Author

Kenn Rashad
Founding Editor & Publisher

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

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