Trojan Explosion Marching Band

The Home Of "The Best Band in the CIAA"

The Virginia State University Trojan Explosion Marching Band is comprised of talented instrumentalists, Essence of Troy Dancers, Satin Divas Flags, Troy Elegance Twirlers, and the Commanders of Troy Drum Majors. The marching band is the largest student organization at Virginia State University. Known as "The Best Band in the CIAA," the Trojan Explosion has performed on highly acclaimed stages up and down the East Coast. Some of the band's most notable performances are ten performances at the Honda Battle of the Bands, BET's College Hill, NBC's Today Show, the first drumline to perform at the White House, and the White House Black History Program. Our former band members have become successful in various fields, including music, education, medicine, entertainment, real estate, law, law enforcement, the military, and business. 

Notable Performances

Performance at White House Black History Program

Performance on NBC's Today Show

Ten Consecutive Honda Battle of the Bands Performances

African American Heritage Festival Parade in Harlem, NY 

1st Drumline to Perform at the White House 

Washington Redskins Training Camp 

Countless Battle of the Bands

Drumline Performance at Richmond Raceway 

Virginia Gubernatorial Parades

CIAA Basketball Tournament 

HBCU Bowl Classics 

CIAA Football Championships 

BET’s College Hill 

Freedom Classic Basketball Tournament 

Performance with Trey Songz 

Nationally Televised Performances 

Drumline Performances at Madison Square Garden 

Bubba Wallace Block Party 

National Battle of the Bands 

 Performance for Washington Nationals HBCU Night 

Fox Sports Feature 

ESPN Black College Live 

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