Sights & Sounds: 10th Annual Alvin Patterson Battle of the Bands


High school drum lines and marching bands competed against each other on June 22, 2013 at the Nelson Athletic Stadium in Austin, Texas as part of the 10th annual Alvin Patterson Battle of the Bands. The event was initially founded to increase African-American participation in marching bands of local high schools, and this year featured five bands from Austin, Manor, Houston, Baton Rouge, and Kansas City.