Choppin It Up with Derrick Hardaway

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Introducing Derrick Hardaway. Derrick is a teacher and band director at Wooddale Middle School in Memphis, TN. Derrick not only marched with our host in college, but had a very important responsibility at the same time. Tonight we meet Derrick to find out where he is from, his role in college and what he is doing now in the Memphis area.

Listen to the episode here: http://bit.ly/1S1F0nC

Choppin It Up with Manuel Powell

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Introducing Manuel Powell. Manuel is a senior and the drum major at Nansemond River High School in Suffolk, VA. Manuel was one of the students on our signing day show and announced to the world where he will be marching next year.  Tonight we meet Manuel and find out about where he is from, his music experiences so far, and what career what he aspires in the future.

Listen to the episode here: http://bit.ly/1EUSpYW

Third Time’s a Charm

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We are happy to announce our 3rd Birthday at the Marching Podcast Network! We are moving in the right direction, and we are happy to still be relevant with promise of a productive future. Our main goal is to create scholarships and to expose the youth in the Western Region to bands and HBCUs. Our proudest accomplishment at this point is awarding the scholarships to the four students from our National Signing Day Show for Marching Bands. We were excited to hear their decisions, and we hope too assist them throughout their degrees as well.

We are also grateful in expanding our programing to four different podcast programs on the network. We believe that our current lineup will make a difference by opening the dialog to different ages and professions. The 90 Degree Show was our first and Choppin’ It Up was created shortly afterwards. Last year, we started the Directors Series with Dr. Kevin Davenport, that will continue every year, and our National Signing Day Show for Marching Bands where we will give scholarships annually. We will keep the current format and will make sure that those students selected will receive a scholarship from The Marching Podcast and its sponsors. We will continue to contact band directors for students to be on the show, but students are welcome to apply as well.

In these three years, we have also appreciated all the people that have assisted with the network through graphics, technical equipment, marketing and advice about how to make the show better. We love our new logos provided by John Pickens and Simply Dope Creative, and we really appreciate Christy Walker, and Charles ‘Cheese’ Watters of giving us great voice over work to market and present our podcasts. We also want to thank Kathleen Heuer of The Marketing Music Education Podcast for interviewing us for her podcast. She also enlightened us about Calendly, which has made a huge difference in how we schedule interviews and promo drops.

Again to all of you, THANK YOU!!!

Last and especially not least, we also want to give a special thanks to all of our sponsors that allow us to broadcast during the peak hours and build our scholarship fund. Special shout-out to Rashad Watters and BlockBand Music and Publishing for his ideas, criticism, and for providing an invaluable resource for interviews and networking for our craft.

See you Sundays and sometimes on Tuesdays on Blog Talk Radio!

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National Signing Day Show for Marching Bands

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For all the bandheads that have sat at home and watched young football players tell the world where they will be going to school, now we have our own show for marching bands!! That’s right on April 28th, 2015, The Marching Podcast will host the National Signing Day Show for Marching Bands. We have picked some students from all over the country to tell the world on our network where they will be going to school to get an education and to become part of the marching band family.

We are excited to bring some of our young people into the spotlight. We also wish to make a connection with them when they go compete at the highest level of excitement in marching arts. Finally, we hope to increase the knowledge and awareness of these schools and their band programs, so we can promote and generate excitement for young people to aspire. The students are:

Manuel Powell – Nansemond River High School in Suffolk, VA

Alexis Terry – Dominguez High School in Compton, CA

Cheyenne Allen – Dominguez High School in Compton, CA

Travis Johnson – McCluer South- Berkeley in St. Louis, MO

Special thanks to the Directors of these Schools, special thanks to Lolita Carter, and Terrell Stringer, and special thanks to John Pickens and Simply Dope Creative for designing our logo. Tune in Tuesday, April 28, 2015 @8pm EST to hear the announcements.

After the Broadcast —– Special thanks to our sponsors!

Rashad Watters with Block Band Music & Publishing,

Garrett Edgerson and DaEdge1 Productions

Gerard L. Howard, and BANDHEAD.ORG 

David Thompson and Liquid Effex Photography 

We presented our first scholarships tonight for the 4 students that were on the show. Thanks for your support and looking forward to giving more money to more students for years and years to come!!! ‪#‎GotToGetThat501c3‬

You can listen to the show here!

http://bit.ly/1J0718v

Choppin It Up with Kathleen Heuer

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Introducing Kathleen Heuer. Kathleen is the Owner of Broken Chord Communications, the founder of Norwin Area Arts Council, and a fellow podcaster with Marketing Music Education. Kathleen has devoted her heart and expertise into informing the public about the benefits in music and/or education and we are honored to find out more about her, and how she started in the battle to build a better society.

Listen to the show here: http://bit.ly/1GLKQSP

Choppin It Up with Dononvan Scott

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Introducing Donovan Scott. Donovan is an award winning music producer and CEO of DScott4Real Music Productions. Donovan is a proud HBCU grad and marched in the band along with our host. Tonight we meet Donovan to find out where he is from and talk about going from the field to the music studio.

Listen to the show here: http://bit.ly/1xxTH5k

The 2015 Marching Podcast Awards

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Welcome to The 2015 Marching Podcast Awards. Today we give out our best for the 2014-15 College Football Season. We would also like to hear from you to see what you thought was the best of 2014.

Best 5th Quarter

Best Halftime Show

Best in the Stands

Best Book (Repertoire)

Best Drill

Best Overall Band

Best Drum Majors

We will also read from the Unofficial 2014 5th Qtr Marching Band Season Awards from our beloved Fifth.

Listen to the show here! http://bit.ly/1KlQvRT

The 2015 Honda BOTB

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Welcome to the 2015 Honda Battle of the Bands, the Super Bowl of band battles. The lineup is:

Jackson State

Alabama State

Howard

Southern

North Carolina A&T

Taladega College

Tennessee State

Bethune Cookman

Listen to the episode here! http://bit.ly/1y1rXW6

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