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Greyhound And HBCC Score Big With Music, Football Combination
Battle of the Bands Provides Scholarship, Spotlight for Musicians

DALLAS (Sept. 5, 2000)-Greyhound Lines, Inc. and the Historically Black Collegiate Coalition (HBCC) have joined together for the third annual Greyhound Battle of the Bands concert series. Throughout the college football season, bands will be rocking bus terminals from New York City to Baton Rouge, La.

"The concert series affords Greyhound the opportunity to interact with the current university and alumni population," said Hal Gronfein, director, tactical marketing. "Exposing them to Greyhound and our convenient, affordable travel makes this a perfect event for us."

Greyhound will host the Howard University band Sept. 9 at 10 a.m., as the Showtime Marching performs at the New York Port Authority at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue. The band will perform an excerpt from its half-time show.

After the performance, Greyhound will present the band with a scholarship for its general fund and provide band members with commemorative gifts. The concert kicks off a weekend of celebration. The Hampton and Howard football teams meet later in the 23rd Annual Urban League Classic at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J.

Greyhound Lines, Inc. is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,700 destinations with 20,000 daily departures across the continent. The company also provides package and courier express service, charter and tour services and food service at certain terminals.

In the U.S., for fare and schedule information call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at

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