For the second year in a row, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Fox Entertainment Group (FEG) have partnered to offer a unique internship program designed to expose student-musicians from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to the music and entertainment industry.
Created to complement the Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase, the Fox Music Experience is a uniquely designed music internship/immersion program that offers HBCU students the opportunity to learn what a career in music could look like. This year, two lucky HBCU band members will not only have the opportunity to participate in HBOB, but they also will get the chance to spend a few weeks in the summer working on the Twentieth Century Fox studio lot in Los Angeles. As part of the internship, students will have the opportunity to personally meet the president of Fox Music, enjoy a private tour of the movie studio lot, intern with film and television executives and experience music production first hand.
From now until January 9th marching band fans can log onto www.myspace.com/hondabattleofthebands and vote for their favorite band from the 10 HBCUs participating in the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase. The two schools that receive the highest number of votes will get to select one student-musician from their ensemble to be awarded a spot in the internship program. Final student selections will be made by university band directors. The two winning students selected to participate in the internship program will be announced on January 24th at the 7th annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase event at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.