Choppin It Up with Manuel Castaneda

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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

Listen to the episode here: http://bit.ly/24FG1H8

Happy 4th Birthday Marching Podcast & BlogTalkRadio

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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

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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

Listen to the episode here: http://bit.ly/1WIRLX4

Choppin It Up with Fantasy Marching

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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.

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

Choppin It Up with Carlton Wright

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Introducing Carlton Wright. Carlton is the Director of Bands at Alabama A&M University. Mr. Wright was groomed with a Dream Team of music educators and peers on his way to becoming Head Band Director at a major HBCU program. Tonight we find out where Mr. Wright is from, were he went to school, who he studied under and with and how he became Band Director at Alabama A&M University.

Listen to the show here: http://bit.ly/1UR2duh

The 2016 TMP Awards. The Best, Thanks and Recap of the 2015-16 Season

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Welcome to the 2016 Marching Podcast Awards. Today we give out our best for the 2015-16 College Football Season. We also discuss all of the events that broke the news waves in 2016.

Best 5th Quarter

Best Halftime Show

Best in the Stands

Best Drill

Best Overall Band

We would also like to hear from you to see what you thought was the best of 2015. Tonight we welcome the great Christy Walker the owner and founder of The Fifth Quarter Forum. Please call in (718) 664-6025, or join our chat room live on the page of the broadcast. You can email the show at marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast or follow our blog at blog4.themarchingpodcast.com

Listen to the show here: http://bit.ly/20uXNhF

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The 90 Degree Show 2016 Honda


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Welcome to the 2016 Honda Battle of the Bands. The Final eight bands that will compete for the title this year are:

Alcorn State

Alabama A&M

Bethune Cookman

Lincoln University

Jackson State

Tennessee State

South Carolina State

Prairie View A&M

We also talk about Voices of the Band or announcers for the halftime show. Is what they are doing helping or hurting the halftime performance? Also we get all the details from the sky phi box experience to entice you for 2017. Herbert Seward calls in to talk about the battle and Manuel Powell our scholarship recepient tells us what it was like to perform at the Super Bowl of Battles. Tonight we welcome the great Christy Walker and the owner and founder of Block Band Music and Publishing, Rashad Watters. You are welcome to call in and tell us what battle you saw this week at (718) 664-6025. You can email the show at marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast or follow our blog at blog4.themarchingpodcast.com

Listen to the episode here: http://bit.ly/1nf9IOE

The 90 Degree Show 2015 The Celebration Bowl

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Welcome to the 2015 90 Degree Show Celebration Bowl! The bowl game to kick off the bowl season will be the champions of the Southwestern Athletic Conference in Alcorn State University, against the champions of the Mid Eastern Athletic Confernce in North Carolina A&T State University. We will talk about this matchup, what we thought about the game, what we thought about this year overall in bands and who we think will win the Honda. This bowl was a great experience on TV, but can we get the SIAC and the CIAA involved? We brainstorm about how we can add our two other conferences in a bowl game or ask should the teams play each other? This is our last broadcast before the Honda Battle of the Bands in 2016. Tonight we welcome the great Christy Walker and the owner and founder of Block Band Music and Publishing, Rashad Watters

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

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