We are proud to announce another milestone here at The Marching Podcast Network. On Tuesday, November 26, 2013, we will be broadcasting our 100th episode on The Marching Podcast Network: Chop It Up with Joshua Cousin. We are blessed and honored to reach this milestone and would not have done it without the listeners and our entire staff. We also want to give thanks to all the people that have broadcast shows on our network and all the people that helped with each broadcast directly and indirectly.
We want The Marching Podcast to be a series of positive podcasts that help inspire young people to do great things and make a balanced decision concerning the college they choose to attend. It it also for the adults to have a platform to reach these young people and be a positive benchmark for the rest of the world. Our passion is to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). We strive to provide scholarships to help increase the number of scholarships available and create excitement for HBCU’s. Similar to The Cosby Show and A Different World, we want The Marching Podcast to be that beacon of light and prosperity.
Each podcast has helped with the growth of the network and has also helped bring more listeners to a variety of our network’s other shows. At this time, I want to attempt to say “thanks” to everyone. Thank you to all the shows that have broadcast on The Marching Podcast Network, the people that have helped with audio quality and creative presentation, and last but not least our sponsors and patrons that allow us to broadcast during peak hours (please see the list below for more details). Special thanks to Collin Welbon our Director of Editing, who just recently boosted his career by taking a new job editing for a software company where he lives in San Francisco but will still be able to edit our posts. Another special thanks to all the experts that call in and help me host the 90 Degree Show.
Talking HBCU News with The Reeds
That’s What I’m Talking About with David Thompson and Howard Payne
Medicina with Irene Vizcarra
The Wright Way with Bert Wright
Eight to Five with Chris Jones
Brass WoodSheddin’ with Avery McFadden
Percussion WoodSheddin’ with Kerian Cox
Audio Quality and Creative Presentation:
David Thompson – Male voice over, suggested the Blue Yeti
John Pickens – Gave us applications to record Skype calls and suggestions for audio editing
Erika Jones Purvis – Female Voice-over
Jarrett Carter Sr. of HBCU Digest – Listening to his show was the final influence that got us started
BlogTalkRadio University and BTR Support
Sponsors and Patrons:
Howard Payne (Patron)
Liquid Effex Photography
Big Deal Fundraising
Universal Credit Sources
Bandhead.Org and HBCUBands.com
Marching 8 to 5
Block Band Music
During a long conversation with a parent of a 7th-grade cello player, we discussed the possible reasons behind her lack of practicing. The school she attends is fortunate enough to provide students with instruments, which they can sign-out and bring home as they please. Being both reasonable and realistic, the parent only asked for her to bring the instrument home on the weekend. Conveniently, the child “forgets” to bring the cello home.
To summarize our entire conversation, students in the 6th-9th grades are very concerned about their image. Toting a large instrument case, or any size for that matter, may not be the “coolest” thing in the eyes of their peers. Unfortunately, they care deeply about what their peers think of them at this age. In this particular case, the 7th-grade also student rode the school bus, which brings on an entirely different set of physical challenges that add to the existing image concerns.
Ultimately, the parent asked if I thought it was worth purchasing an instrument for her to keep at home so that she wouldn’t have to take the cello back and forth. In this situation, my answer is definitely “Yes.” It’s always good to own the instrument, so the child knows that you have invested in their extracurricular activity. This may inspire them to take it more seriously and not just see it as a class they were forced to take. Also, by having the instrument at home, accessibility is no longer an issue, so 30 minutes of daily practice should be incorporated into their daily schedule.
However, if you have purchased an instrument because the school does not supply one, I do not think you should purchase a second instrument just so the student can leave one at school. Most students do not have this luxury, and eventually should grow to appreciate their new interest, embrace their hobby, and have pride in being a part of the school band or orchestra. It will take some time (some longer than others), but please keep them motivated and it’ll all work out.
Here’s a list of ideas that may help speed up the process:
1. Take students to see professional band and symphony concerts whenever you have the opportunity
2. Listen to music that features the instrument he or she is learning to play
3. Find similarities between instrumental music and their favorite music genres and relate it to their everyday lives
4. Have them learn about famous people who play their instrument
5. Always try to make it fun and keep them engaged
Arban: Complete Conservatory Method, ed. Goldman and Smith (C. Fischer)
Saint-Jacome: Grand Method (C. Fischer)
Clarke: Elementary Studies (C. Fischer)
Robinson: Rubank Elementary Method (Rubank)
Gordon: Physical Approach to Elementary Brass Playing (C. Fischer)
INTERMEDIATE – ADVANCED
Clarke: Technical Studies (C. Fischer)
The Allen Vizzutti Trumpet Method, Books 1-3 (Alfred)
Schlossberg: Daily Drills and Technical Studies (M. Baron)
Smith: Lip Flexibility (C. Fischer)
Colin: Advanced Lip Flexibilities (C. Colin)
Gower and Voxman (ed.): Rubank Advanced Method (Rubank)
Chavanne: 25 Characteristic Studies, ed. Voisin (International) Stamp: Warm-ups plus Studies (Editions Bim)
Charlier: Etudes transcendantes (A. Leduc)
Clarke: Characteristic Studies (C. Fischer)
Welcome Jeff and Sharon Reed to The Marching Podcast Network. They are hosting a brand new show called HBCU News with The Reeds! When I was trying to network with similar people in the field with common goals, I met Jeff and Sharon over the Internet and thought that they were doing great things with their online magazine.
I also love the fact they are a husband and wife duo which adds so much to the table. They are truly reflecting the image of two strong HBCU graduates in their respective fields, and also a family representation that I feel is important to show and to highlight in the community. They are the authors of a wonderful website called HBCU News which is a magazine format that has HBCU news updates. It is actually listed in our suggested sites. “HBCU news was started by HBCU graduates for HBCU graduates, HBCU students and HBCU fans. Some HBCUs are in financial trouble, and we believe in continuing to support them. Their mission is to provide HBCU news that matters to you.”
We are happy to announce that they are entering the world of podcasting and will be using our platform to speak to the world. This month we will Chop It Up with the Reeds on the 17th, so you can get to know more about them. HBCU News with The Reeds will broadcast on Tuesdays at 9 PM eastern here on The Marching Podcast Network!
Well, we are proud to make it to another year in this endeavor of making the world a better place. I am honored to have this 2nd birthday and really happy for the future of this blog and our network The Marching Podcast. We are lucky to celebrate two anniversaries per year. May is our podcast/BlogTalkRadio anniversary, and the magnificent month of September is our blog’s anniversary. In May, we posted about our year with BlogTalkRadio as well as updates about our philosophy and how we got to where we are now.
In this post, I want to highlight one aspect of the network: focusing on other people to help build our mission. We feel with the current lineup, we will be set for our programming, and we want to use this anniversary to give you the programming lineup for The Marching Podcast:
The 90 Degree Show
Choppin’ It Up
HBCU News with The Reeds
That’s What I’m Talking About with David Thompson & Howard Payne
Educational Liberation with Chuck Moore
Networking 101 with Maleta Wilson
We feel with our current programming we are covering all ages and providing information about education, life lessons, and entrepreneurship while providing exposure to all forms of higher learning, so our youth can make more well-rounded decisions about the colleges they aspire to attend. In addition, our current programming provides the image of positive scholars and experts in their field while representing the schools they attended. We hope that more people will see these images and will follow in their footsteps for the betterment of society.
Thanks to all the people that follow our blog and shout-out to our editing director Collin Welbon for editing these posts.
Welcome back to the 2013 college football season, which also means it’s time to welcome you all back to the 2013 Marching Podcast People’s Choice Awards! The TMP People’s Choice Awards are based on voting from you (the fans) on our website. Each week in our featured match up, we are looking for some numbers from our fans so we can keep our ear to the street. If you can’t call in live, you can go to our website and vote on who you think won the featured match-up. On the following week’s show, we will close the polls and read the results live on the air. At the end of the year, we will present the winners of each week with the prestige of the award.
Just go to The Marching Podcast Website and vote today!!!
HBCU Digest just finished hosting the 3rd annual HBCU Awards, and I am a big fan of the awards ceremony. The HBCU Awards ceremony presented awards for excellence in student life, journalism, academics, research, athletics, alumni support and leadership. The HBCU Awards and its accompanying training seminar, the National HBCU Media Summit, are the culminating events of HBCU Media Week, the HBCU Digest, a daily online publication covering America’s historically black colleges. I was proud to see that it was hosted on the campus of Jackson State University and I wish I could have attended. After reading the post from the event I was excited to see the schools that won some of the awards hit home for me.
Spelman College, which is the college my mother attended, won HBCU of the Year. My alma mater, Jackson State University, won Best Marching Band, which really hits home because I marched in ‘the boom’. Here is the list of the award winners and a link to the article for you to read and to follow HBCU Digest.
Best Marching Band
Sonic Boom of the South, Jackson State University
Aeolian Choir, Oakwood University
Best Student Government Association
Albany State University
Best Student Newspaper
North Carolina Central University Campus Echo
Best Student Organization
Spelman College SpelBots
Best Alumni Magazine
Morgan Magazine, Morgan State University
Best Research Center
NOAA-CAS at Howard University
Best Fine Arts Program
Alabama State University Dept. of Theater Arts
Best Business Program
Paul Quinn College Business Administration Program
Best S.T.E.M. Program
Hampton University School of Science
Best Nursing Program
Dillard University School of Nursing
Best Social Work Program
Fayetteville State University Dept. of Social Work
Best Male Faculty Member
Dr. Kinfe Ken Redda, Florida A&M University
Best Female Faculty Member
Myrlie Evers-Williams, Alcorn State University
Best Male Coach
Connell Maynor, Winston-Salem State University
Best Female Coach
Toyelle Wilson, Prairie View A&M University
Best Male Athlete
Anaso Jobodwana, Jackson State University
Best Female Athlete
SiMon Franklin, Xavier University of Louisiana
Best Men’s Team
Southern University Men’s Basketball
Best Women’s Team
Hampton University Women’s Basketball
Male Alumnus of the Year
Chief Justice Tom Colbert, Kentucky State University
Female Alumnus of the Year
Nicole Bernard, Howard University
National Alumni Association of the Year
University of the Virgin Islands
Male Student of the Year
Polite Stewart, Southern University
Female Student of the Year
Male President of the Year
Dr. M. Christopher Brown II, Alcorn State University
Female President of the Year
Dr. Dianne B. Suber, Saint Augustine’s University
HBCU of the Year
I am proud to announce that The Marching Podcast is now a part of the iTunes Podcast Store. People can go there in addition to Blog Talk Radio and/or the website to listen to the network podcasts. Just do a search for The Marching Podcast and/or any of our shows (90 Degree Show, Choppin It Up, Woodsheddin, etc.), and you will see us under the podcast episodes. Also, if you look in the podcasts that show up and click on the ‘see all’ link, you should see the logo that is on the top of this post on the following page. Click on it and click subscribe to follow The Marching Podcast through iTunes.
This also is exciting because the audio quality on iTunes is a little better than it is on BTR. This post is a celebration but also a thank you note to all the listeners, staff and fans of the show. Without your support and work, we would not be in the iTunes store.
The Marching Podcast Network https://itun.es/i6xp7Jf #iTunes
Thank You from the bottom of my heart.