Presidential Style attended the 3rd Annual HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) “Battle of the Bands” at Cape Fear Community College’s Schwartz Center in downtown Wilmington on Sunday, January 17, 2016. I must say It was quiet the experience. In attendants was Fayetteville State University Marching Band, Winston Salem State University Marching Band, and North Carolina Central University Marching Band , North Carolina A&T State University Marching Band. Yes we do feel HBCU experience inspires youth to think about college as statement in TWC article that was posted recently. It also goes on the say
Wilmington was host to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Fair and Battle of the Bands on Sunday.
The event is aimed at helping youth plan for their future after high school.
Visitors met with more than 10 post-graduate representatives, learning about admissions, qualifications and possible scholarships.
Organizers say the event encourages youth to do something positive with their lives.
“If they were to come here, even if they’re lost, if they’re involved with something negative, and they want to be a part of something, if you want to be a part of a gang, why not be a part of a band? Why not be a part of a fraternity or sorority? Something that’s helping our community,” said Frankie Pollock, Jr., organizer, HBCU Experience.
Proceeds from the event will go toward awarding one lucky high school student a college scholarship to the university of their choice.
Here is some pictures from the amazing event from StarNews Wilmington.
Thanks to Frankie Pollock for bring such a wonderful event we look forward to the experiences again next year!