Choppin It Up with William Campbell


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Introducing William Campbell. William is a Manager in Pittsburgh, PA in the field of Geographic Information Systems. William attended graduate school with our host and was a great friend that helped our host obtain his masters. In this podcast we find out Williams official occupation, where William is from, where he went to college, and he tells us about a crossroads in his life were he had to make a decision about his future. This podcast is brought to you by Double Time Entertainment. DaEdge 1 Productions, Block Band Music & Publishing.  Check out our website you can email the show at, tweet us @marchingpodcast, follow our blog by adding your email address in the box on the top right corner of this blog.


Choppin It Up with Marvin Price


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Introducing Marvin Price. Marvin is a college senior at a historically black college in Louisiana and started his own video channel Dr. Price TV In this podcast we find out where Marvin is from, the family background that shaped him, how he started his video channel, and what he wants to do after he graduates from college. Check out our website you can email the show at, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog by adding your email address in the box on the top right corner of this blog.

Choppin It Up with Danyelle Desean Kemp


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Introducing Danyelle Desean Kemp. Danyelle is the owner and founder of Quake Brewing Company in Eagle River, AK and a proud HBCU graduate that was a part of the marching band. In this podcast we find out where Danyelle is from, what marching band he was a part of in college and how he got into brewing craft beer way up in Alaska. Check out our website you can email the show at , tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog by adding your email address in the box on the top right corner of this blog.

Thanks and GoodBye to BlogTalkRadio

On May 19, 2012, I started the relationship with The Marching Podcast and BlogTalkRadio with my first episode ‘Hello World’ and Hello World part 2. Since that day 4 years ago we have created close to 200 episodes for The Marching Podcast with a wonderful platform that allowed us to broadcast live from my phone and add sound effects to make the production professional and a call in option for people to voice how they feel and/or allowed me to have co hosts on the show.

In moving forward with the business we are proud to announce that we are working on a summer music camp, here in southern california for grades 5-9. We hope to build the culture here for showstyle marching which will excite the youth on the west coast about band and expose them to selecting a Historically Black College to march and matriculate in an atmosphere of higher learning. The Marching Podcast will be filing for Non Profit status, so donations will be tax write-offs and we have a signature event that will bring in more money for scholarships and developing the culture for bands on the west coast. We eventually want to expand to San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and the other major cities in the western region targeting majority minority middle schools and junior high schools. Establishing the network and culture here will open the door for Mass Bands in the western region, battle of the bands and clinics that is our stated goal in our 4th birthday blog post. We say all of this because in focusing more finances for scholarships and establishing a non-profit we will not produce The Marching Podcast Network through BlogTalkRadio starting in June of 2016. We are grateful for the service provided that allowed us to create our own business, but the yearly expenses with holding the account with BlogTalkRadio has become expendable.

In light of this we have created our own studio! We will be creating, and promoting our own episodes from now on and releasing the podcast when we want and not at a set time. The show will not be live anymore but we will let people know when they can call in to be a part of the broadcast. The format of the shows will change as well. Looking at the numbers we are losing people on the commercials or sometimes the conversation will drag out causing some people to leave. We plan to break or interviews in parts and evenly play the commercials of our sponsors throughout the broadcast. We are excited about taking off the training wheels and being in control of our broadcasts. We hope you enjoy the upgrades we are making the difference we aspire to make in sending more kids to college, exposing more people to historically black colleges and building the craft to a new region of the country.

Our last show will be Wednesday June 1, 2016 9:30pm here! Part II is here!

Choppin It Up with Manuel Castaneda


Introducing Manuel Castaneda. Manuel is the head band director at Centennial High School in Compton, CA. Manuel has a really good story about his path with music and how he is making a difference in Southern California. Centennial is one of the few high school programs in the state of California that march similar to what is considered ‘showstyle marching’. Today we meet Manuel to find out his background and how he become band director, and about his marching experience from the west coast

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Happy 4th Birthday Marching Podcast & BlogTalkRadio


On May 19, 2012, The Marching Podcast broadcast its first show entitled “Hello World“. The episode included our host introducing himself and informing the audience where he’s from and about the ideology of the The Marching Podcast network. Since its inception, The Marching Podcast network has been the perfect format to share the experience of participating in college marching band and communicate to the world about college marching bands, while conducting interviews with great people, starting a dialog with young directors to improve their craft and providing college scholarships to students that will march in the band as part of their college experience. We would like to thank BlogTalkRadio for their service, and we are grateful for the platform to touch people all over the world.

The Marching Podcast was started to generate positive media and discussions, educate the public on historically black colleges and provide students opportunities for success in higher learning through scholarships, as well as physical and emotional support to seed the character of our young people to become productive citizens in our society.

We would also like to thank our sponsors that believe in what we are doing and have contributed financially to broadcast our show during peak hours and to help build our scholarship fund. Our sponsors are BlockBand Music and Publishing, Da Edge 1 Productions, and Double Time Entertainment.

In the future, we hope to expand our network to more businesses, but at the moment, we are more concerned with the quality of our relationships rather than quantity of sponsors. We want to remain a family and nurture those relationships to better our business community and promote the efficiency of both our network and our sponsors. We believe our sponsors will be lifted to a greater degree, and together we will climb the figurative ladder that ascends our world.

We have an official trademark, an apparel store, solid programming and now for the future… The Marching Podcast is beginning our new fundraising campaign to generate more funds for more scholarships, increase our outreach to more people, and build connections with entities like college fairs and relative businesses. Finally, we want to build revenue to sponsor a battle of the bands and more events that promote our craft.

We are also looking forward to building stronger interaction on Twitter by getting more HBCU Marching Bands to start their own Twitter handle so we can communicate directly with the band staff. This will build the band program’s recognition and help create positive interactions and impressions for the school. So, get out there and start tweeting. Our Twitter handle is @marchingpodcast.

We are excited about the future, and we thank you for all that you have done to put this network in great standing and finally in a position to change the image of our communities and make the world a better place.

National Signing Day for Marching Band 2016


Welcome to the 2016 National Signing Day Show for Marching Bands. Today we meet two high school students that will reveal to the world what college they will attend and the band program that they will become a part of.

The scholars for 2016 are:

Diamond Frazier – Central High School in Memphis, TN

Andy Moreira – Centennial High School in Compton, CA

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Choppin It Up with Fantasy Marching


Introducing Kyle Gulau and Will Alderman the founders of Fantasy Marching, fantasy sports for marching band. The app is a reality-based competition where you are the corps director of your very own world class drum corps. You host auditions in your league, and then participate in the competition season across the country. As real corps do all the work, your fantasy corps acquires points based on actual on field results. Tonight we meet Kyle and Will and find out where they are from, their marching experience and how they started Fantasy Marching. We also use a couple of HBCU bands to help translate the scoring.

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