Category Archives: Choppin it Up

Choppin It Up with Gregory Drane 2.0

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We welcome back Gregory Drane Director of Athletic Bands at Penn State University. We catch up with Greg to see how he is doing since our first interview from back in July 2015. We get his most memorable experience since taking over, and we talk about politics and the positives and negatives of his job. We touch on the Bethune Cookman commencement from 2017 and we find out his goals for the future in his current position. This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions, and Block Band Music & Publishing. RE/MAX PATRIOTS and BlockUsUp.com Check out our website http://www.themarchingpodcast.com/ you can email the show at marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at http://bit.ly/17Gl2e2t

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Choppin It Up with Ernest Stackhouse

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Introducing Ernest Stackhouse. Ernest the owner, founder and editor of the band blog BlockUsUp.com. Ernest also marched in college and was a part of one of our host’s favorite stories from his marching days. In this podcast we find out where Ernest is from, where he marched in college, what he did after college and his path to starting the blog. This podcast is brought to you by Block Band Music & Publishing, BlockUsUp.com and SAY Marketing and Promotions.  Check out our website http://www.themarchingpodcast.com/ you can email the show at marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at http://bit.ly/17Gl2e2

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Choppin It Up with Elijah Thompson

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Introducing Elijah Thompson. Elijah is recent alumni of Jackson State and marched in the band from 2012- 2016. Elijah marched trumpet like our host and was originally interviewed about the Alcorn game last season in 2016. We introduce our Beta Choppin It Up 2.0 as we catch up with what he has been doing since graduation. In this podcast we find out where Elijah is from, where he went to high school, his thoughts on the 2016 season and the exciting things he has been doing since finishing JSU. Elijah also opens the conversation about Mass Bands and gives his two cents on the topic. This podcast is brought to you by Block Band Music & Publishing, BlockUsUp.com and SAY Marketing and Promotions.  Check out our website http://www.themarchingpodcast.com/ you can email the show at marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at http://bit.ly/17Gl2e2

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Choppin It Up with Jeanetta Hopkins

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Introducing Jeanetta Hopkins. Jeanetta is the owner and founder of Bull City Music School and went to college with our host. Jeanetta has an extensive background in the arts which lead to her becoming an entrepreneur in the music field. In this podcast we find out where Jeanetta is from, her background in music and her path to starting Bull City Music School. This podcast is brought to you by Block Band Music & Publishing, Double Time Entertainment, and SAY Marketing and Promotions.  Check out our website http://www.themarchingpodcast.com/ you can email the show at marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at http://bit.ly/17Gl2e2

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Choppin It Up with Tomisha Price Brock

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Introducing Tomisha Price Brock. Tomisha is the Head Band Director at Clark Atlanta University. Tomisha has had an interesting path in our craft and we are honored to bring you this conversation. In this podcast we find out where Tomisha is from, where she went to school, her educational path from a young age as well as her a career path to the Atl. This podcast is brought to you by Double Time Entertainment. DaEdge 1 Productions, Block Band Music & Publishing. Check out our website http://www.themarchingpodcast.com/ you can email the show at marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at http://bit.ly/17Gl2e2

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Choppin It Up with Brittany Rucker

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Introducing Brittany Rucker. Brittany is the Director of Operations of Exactitude Dance Competition LLC. The Exactitude Dance Competition is a new age dance experience where elegance and poise meet majorette and pom routines. Brittany created this competition for young dancers who desire a little friendly competition within the majorette world. In this podcast we find out where Brittany is from, and where she went to school. Brittany also tells us how her experiences helped her start a business and create the dance competition. Finally we end the podcast with some female empowerment. This podcast is brought to you by Double Time Entertainment. DaEdge 1 Productions, Block Band Music & Publishing. Check out our website http://www.themarchingpodcast.com/ you can email the show at marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at http://bit.ly/17Gl2e2

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Choppin It Up with IColemanComedy & JP LaffSum

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Introducing Ira Coleman and JP Laffsum aka Bam Bam and Roselyn Banks. Make sure to check out the videos #LetEmMarch about mother trying to get her son to march drum major in a school band. We are honored to talk with these two comedians about were they are from, their experiences in comedy and where they get their motivation for their craft and for the characters they have created. We get a chance at the end to talk with Bam Bam and Roselyn and we wrap up the podcast with a special ending shot out to an entertainer that passed this week. This podcast is brought to you by Double Time Entertainment. DaEdge 1 Productions, Block Band Music & Publishing. Check out our website http://www.themarchingpodcast.com/ you can email the show at marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at http://bit.ly/17Gl2e2

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Choppin It Up with Robert Lane

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Introducing Robert aka Bob Lane the coordinator for the National Collegiate Marching Band Championships and Festival. The showcase of America’s best college bands beginning December 1 and ending on the 3rd in Columbia, SC 2017. In this podcast we find out about Bob’s background and how he got to setup this awesome event. Then we get the itinerary and details of the weekend including judging, the categories, and the other events planned around the competition. This podcast is brought to you by Double Time Entertainment. DaEdge 1 Productions, Block Band Music & Publishing. Check out our website http://www.themarchingpodcast.com/ you can email the show at marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at http://bit.ly/17Gl2e2

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