Rank 'Em: HBCU Marching Bands

Created: January 27, 2010, 11:45 AM

Is the "Human Jukebox" the baddest band in the land?

High-stepping drum majors, meticulous drumlines and a bellowing brass section are all a part of the black college marching band culture. Heart-pounding hard-knock hits like Cameo's "Talkin' Out the Side of Your Neck" and Michael Jackson's "Beat It" ring out from the band sections on opposite sides of the field, making the thousands of fans in attendance bob their heads, stomp their feet and sing out loud.

Black college bands have been the best part of football games for years. Many fans buy tickets to enter the stadium from the time the second quarter ends only to leave again when the third quarter begins. As said in the movie "Drumline," "Halftime is showtime!"

In the spirit of Black History Month, SportsNation asks which is the best HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) band in the land?

You must rank five bands to cast your ballot.

  • Marching Rams Show
  • The Pride
  • Marching Panthers
  • Triple Threat Marching Band
  • Marching 100
  • Tiger Marching Band
  • Sonic Boom of the South
  • Marching Golden Bulls
  • Spartan "Legion" Marching Band
  • Blue and Gold Marching Machine
  • Marching Storm
  • The Marching 101
  • Human Jukebox
  • Pride of the Southland
  • The Trojan Explosion