MLK Celebration Committee holds Battle of the Bands


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — In honor of MLK Day Monday, Wilmington’s MLK Celebration Committee has been putting on events all week long.

On Sunday, a battle of the bands at Williston Middle School. The event showcases marching bands from colleges around the region.

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Hollis Briggs, the MLK Celebration Committee Chairman, says the goal is to encourage young students to pursue a college career.

At the event, recruiters from the colleges came out to encourage kids to apply to some of the participating colleges.

“You can’t be what you can’t see. So we’ve let quite a few kids in on a comp because we want kids to be able to come and see these dynamic marching bands and the spirit that they bring to this gymnasium today,” said Hollis Briggs.

Briggs says these same marching bands will also play in the MLK Day parade Monday.