Gary, Indiana will host its first Battle Of The Bands exhibition showcasing three (3) Historical Black Colleges and Universities on Aug 27. Kicking off the inaugural Band competition and exhibition this year will be Grambling State University of Grambling Louisiana, Mississippi Valley State University of Itta Bena Mississippi and Alabama State University of Montgomery Alabama.

Battle of the Bands will be held on August 27 with a parade starting at 8:00 am at the Genesis Convention Center travelling East to the Railcats Stadium. Showtime is 10:00 am and gates open at 7:30 am. Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door and may be purchased at Billco Barbershop, Big Daddy Barb Que and State Farm Insurance 5275 Broadway in Gary. Group discounts are available by calling 1-844-917-3224.

This event is sponsored by Each One Teach One Foundation, a not for profit all school alumni organization dedicated to providing scholarships and improving the quality of education for our youth. The Battle of the Bands was created to support, celebrate and recognize the excellence of Black College Marching bands and the unique academic experience offered by the Historical Colleges and Universities says Sharon Chambers founder and CEO of Each One Teach One Foundation and Steelcity Drumline.

Steelcity Drumline's eventful weekend began with a record crowd concert at the Railcats Stadium US Steelyard on Saturday July 30where they featured top names artist such as Cameo, Bar-Kays, Dazz Band and Sir Nose with a tribute to Parliament and the landing of the Mothership.

"Our agenda is a true game changer," Chambers, says, "introducing a unique experience to our students and bringing yet another dynamic event to our city."