Welcome to the 2016 Honda Battle of the Bands. The Final eight bands that will compete for the title this year are:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet us @marchingpodcast or follow our blog at blog4.themarchingpodcast.com
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Introducing Anthony Buckson. Anthony is the Unit Director BCG at The Center of Hope Womens and Children’s Shelter at the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Anthony marched with our host but not at Jackson State and always displayed leadership skills as a true musician. Anthony was a bright spot in an environment that did not have the resources, but inspired the members to perform above themselves. Tonight we meet Anthony to find out where he is from, where he marched in college and what he is doing today as a role model and prominent figure in service.
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Introducing Johnny Goodlow Jr. Johnny is an educational administrator, researcher and music producer living in the midwest. Johnny grew up watching bands in one of the major football classics, and dreamed of marching in college, only later to become a major leader back home in his community. Tonight we meet Johnny to find out where he is from what attracted him to band and what he is doing in his community today
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Introducing Willie Snipes Jr. Willie is the Assistant Band Director at Miles College and is a fan of the network. We are honored to talk with Professor Snipes, as he tells us the story of how Miles became one of the hotest programs in the country today.Tonight we meet Professor Snipes and find out where he is from, where he went to school and how he became the assistant band director at Miles College. Profalso has a message to the band world about the game last year with Taladega College.
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Introducing Damien Emilien. Damien is a student at Iowa State University but previously marched in one of our major HBCU programs. Damien is a very talented musician that enjoys to perform for people and shares a common bond with our host. Tonight we met Damien to see where he is from, his experiences marching and what he is currently doing in Ames.
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Introducing Gregory Drane. Gregory is the new Director of Athletic Bands at Pennsylvania State University. Gregory also marched for one of our major HBCU marching bands and shares a similar bond with our host. Tonight, we find out where Gregory is from, where he marched in college and how he became the Head Band Director in the Big Ten Conference.
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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.
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Welcome to the 2014 90 Degree Show Week 12! This week we talk our first conference championship of the SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Albany State vs. Tuskegee University. We take a look at North Carolina Central and we will announce the winner of the People Choice Awards battle from last week. ‘Word on the Street’ we will try to find out what happened at Savannah State?
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