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Alcorn’s Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite Marching Band chosen to compete in the Pepsi 2022 National Battle of the Bands

The Alcorn State University Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite Marching Band is gearing up for a performance in the upcoming national band showcase.

The band is one of eight selected to perform at the Pepsi 2022 National Battle of the Bands, presented by Toyota, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas Saturday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. This is the band’s first performance at the event.

Competitions like these give Alcorn’s marching band a chance to showcase their talents. Everson Martin, director of Bands and assistant professor in the Department of Fine Arts, looks forward to his students doing their best during the event.

“It feels great, rewarding, and gratifying,” said Martin. “Our student musicians work tirelessly and sacrifice much to do what they do. I’m excited for them.”

Martin appreciates the band’s recognition and opportunity for broad exposure.

“I’m looking forward to the fellowship among the band directors, the camaraderie of the students, and showcasing the Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite to a national audience. It’s an honor to be chosen. We can highlight that we are not only in the conversation, but we deserve a seat at the table.”

For more information about the Pepsi 2022 National Battle of the Bands, visit www.nationalbattleofthebands.com