Hundreds celebrate MLK Day with Battle of the Bands

Hundreds came out to watch several bands perform as part of the MLK Coastwide Celebration Battle of the Bands at MGM Park.

High school and middle school bands from New Orleans, Mobile, and Jackson all came to perform with Alcorn State University Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite leading the charge. The Coastwide MLK Committee also recognized the hard work of representatives from around the tri-county area as part of the opening ceremony.

Vigor High School Drum Major Ulysses Lang said, “This is a great chance for us to come out, leave Mobile and come see new things. We definitely gonna enjoy and celebrate Martin Luther King today. He is why most of us are free right. So, we got to celebrate him today.”

The MLK Coastwide Celebration has been going on for almost 30 years.

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