Sun, Sep 24 2017

MLK Marching Band Extravaganza,

Georgia, United States Georgia, United States
One Sponsor Confirmed

  • About the event

    2017 Theme                                                                                           

    “Marching To Harmony” is the theme for the 2017 MLK Marching Band Extravaganza. We are very excited to present to ALL, The World's Greatest Marching Bands. It is an honor to play host to such a festive event.  Marching To Harmony is uniting people to move forward together in life, no matter what race, color, or creed.  We acknowledge the past, but agree to continue our journey through life, Marching To Harmony.    


    Why should you sponsor?

    The MLK Marching Band Extravaganza is an annual marching band event held at Hallford Stadium in Dekalb County, Georgia (metro-Atlanta area) in late September. Now in its third year, the event drew over 10,000 attendees last year in September of 2016.  This year our event will host some of the greatest bands that the world has ever seen. These bands have performed on such great stages as: The Tournament of Roses Parade, The Thanksgiving Day Macy’s Parade, Washington DC famous Memorial Day Parade, the movie Drumline, The Quad, and performance venues such as Carnegie Hall.  Also, each year the event plays host to two Collegiate Bands. Now we bring it all to you, It's the MLK Marching Band Extravaganza. This Event serves as a huge fundraiser for all of the participating marching bands. Each band will receive 50% of all ticket sales. 


    Band Director Information 


    Travis W. Kimber is currently in his nineteenth year as a music educator and his fifteenth year as the Director of Bands at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School.  He has served as a part of the MLK High School faculty since the school’s opening in 2001 and was named teacher of the year for the 2012-2013 school year.  Under Mr. Kimber’s leadership, the MLK Band has established itself as one of the most respected band programs in the country.  Mr. Kimber has earned superior ratings in each of the nineteen years that he has taught.  Mr. Kimber’s professional affiliations include the Georgia Music Educators Association, the National Association for Music Education, and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.  Mr. Kimber is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.  Mr. Kimber received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Florida A&M University.  Mr. Kimber is married to the lovely Tangela Kimber and together they have two children, Angela and Andrew. 

    Mr. H. T. Monte is in his 20th year of teaching and 5th year as the Associate Band Director of Martin Luther King Jr. High School, and 5th year as the Director of Bands at Salem Middle School in Lithonia Georgia. Mr. Monte is a native of Columbus GA, and was a graduate of William H. Spencer High School. After high school, Mr. Monte earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from the Unsinkable Albany State University in Albany, GA, where he served as Drum-major for three years.   Mr. Monte held a professional membership in the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, Georgia Music Educator Association, and served as Detroit Wind Symphony President. Also, Mr. Monte is a proud member of KAPPA KAPPA PSI music fraternity. He was named Teacher of the Year at Freedom Middle School during the 2009-2010 school year, and has been nominated for Teacher of the Year at Salem Middle School as well.  Mr. Monte is married to the wonderful Monica Monte and together they have three children, Harold Jr., James and Norman. 

    The Host Band 

    The Martin Luther King Jr., High School Marching Band (better known as the “Kings of Halftime”) serves as the Host Band for the MLK Marching Band Extravaganza. As hosts, they give a showcase performance and help promote the event. In exchange for MLK performing hosting duties, additional proceeds as well as 100% of the bands tickets sales will be donated directly to the MLK band booster organization. 


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  • 10000+ attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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