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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.


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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The 90 Degree Show 2015 The Celebration Bowl


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

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2015 in review

The prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 27 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

#ChoppinItUp with John Lennard

Introducing John Lennard. John is an Assistant Band Director at Tuskeegee and one the first members of the 5th Quarter forum. John also marched for his band in college and is a proud HBCU graduate that is making a difference in his community. John grew up in a deep area of music and band, and this has made a positive impact on his adulthood. Tonight, we meet John to find out where he is from and how these experiences put him where he is today.



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A little GIS with The Marching Podcast.

A little GIS with The Marching Podcast. Check out our follower map from Twitter here!