The rivalry between HBCU marching bands is just as intense and passionate as the kind you find between football or basketball teams. That intensity is being taken up a few notches, thanks to some smack talk videos producing by a few black colleges in advance of the second annual Crankfest Battle of the Bands.
HBCU Sports breaks down the beef between several of the participating bands.
So far, without even a note played or drum struck, the collaborative video marketing campaign that has ensued involving all four bands calling out each other alone is worth the $20 pre-sell ticket price.
Crankfest 2017 could be epic, but you should see the promotional videos
HBCU Gameday also weighs in with a full treatment on Talladega College’s response video.
Talladega College Marching Tornados will be the only non-SWAC band of the event, which is set for Sunday, and they are coming out swinging as they released a video on their Facebook page letting folks know they are not for play.
Looking at the event’s EventBrite its pretty clear why Talladega is angry as its school name is spelled wrong, but we digress.