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2017 National Signing Day Podcast for Marching Bands II

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Introducing Emonnie Jones. Emonnie is a senior at Ramona High School in Riverside, CA.  Emonnie is not in the band but her situation is one of the reasons The Marching Podcast was created, and we selected her this year to help rise awareness. Emonnie announces were she will attend college in the fall, she talks about celebrities and public figures and what their role should be. Finally we wrap up the podcast by coming across a possible solution. We wrap up the podcast with some words of encouragement from Dr. Maleta Wilson of HBCU Campus Tours and Jalani Bakari, the UC Riverside undergrad advisor for the Pi Rho Chapter of Omega Psi Phi. 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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2017 National Signing Day Podcast for Marching Bands I

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Introducing Michael Washington. Michael is a senior a Woodlawn Leadership Academy High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. Michael who is also the drum major of the marching band at Woodlawn, is ready to announce on our network where he will march in the fall. In addition, we have a couple of people that would like to give Michael some words of encouragement as he steps out this fall. We are honored to support another scholar and we hope you enjoy the show. 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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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