Welcome to volume 15 of The 90 Degree Show for 2017. In this podcast we discuss Part 2 of The Honda Battle of the Bands. We talk about The Marching Storm of Prairie View A&M, The Blue and Gold Marching Machine of North Carolina A&T, The Aristocrat of Bands Tennessee State University, The Marching Hornets of Alabama State University, & The Pride of Bethune Cookman University. 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 email@example.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at http://bit.ly/17Gl2e2t
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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Welcome to the 2015 90 Degree Show Week 12! This week is the great Florida Classic with Bethune Cookman University and Florida A&M University and we got a chance to see Jackson State against Prairie View A&M. We also talk about The Eagle Aggie Bowl with North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central and the hosts go into what they really thought about the movie Drumline 2. We also got a chance to see the fifth between Miles and Bama State and a caller gives their two cents about what they saw. Looks like we have our first band in the Celebration Bowl!! We talk about who that band is and the potential opponent they face. What school would you prefer as the opponent this year? Lastly we say what we are most thankful for the upcoming holiday week of Thanksgiving.
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Welcome to the 2015 90 Degree Show Week 10! This week we check out South Carolina State vs North Carolina A&T, and we look over to the SWAC for Prairie View A&M vs. Alcorn. We talk shortly about National High Steppers Championship and we talk about the best sounding bands of the year. Lastly we talk about another protest young students are taking, this time at University of Missouri. Tonight we welcome the great Christy Walker and the owner and founder of Block Band Music and Publishing, Rashad Watters.
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Welcome to the 2015 90 Degree Show Week 7! This week we talk about Jackson State vs. Alabama A&M, the fifth with Tuskeegee vs. Stillman. Southern’s Homecoming with Prairie View A&M, and the fifth between North Carolina A&T Bethune Cookman. The directors Carlton Wright and Mario Warren from Alabama A&M call in while they listen to the show, Otis Jefferson went to Savannah State’s homecoming and tells us how the band is doing after this past week, Chris Jones calls in to talk about he saw with the Boom from this week and John Lennard the Director at Tuskeegee calls in and explains to us about the home side of the field and why it looks so different. Lastly we talk about an salaries for band directors in the state of Texas.
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Welcome to the 2015 90 Degree Show Week 4! This week we have a good rivalry between Florida A&M and Tennessee State University The State Fair Classic with Prarie View A&M and Grambling, the Circle City Classic with Kentucky State and Central State, the Battle of the Bay with Norfolk and Hampton, the Chicago Football Classic with Morgan State and Howard, Alabama A&M homecoming with University of Arkansas Pine Bluff and Rashad will talk about the VA vs. NC BOTB. This year we welcome the great Christy Walker to the podcast, along with the owner and founder of Block Band Music and Publishing, Rashad Watters. Last but not least we welcome the great Ashlee Nicole who always has a pulse and her ear to the ground in the marching band world.
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Welcome to the 2014 90 Degree Show Week 5! This week we talk one of our favorite matchups Miles vs. Albany State and we talk Prairie View vs. Grambling. We will announce the winner of the People Choice Awards battle from last week and there are two Battle of the Bands going on Sunday the 28th and if we have any information we will talk about them in our ‘Word on the Street’.
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We had another great year of marching band performances and were blessed to do another show for the Marching Podcast Awards. I will be announcing the winners and honorable mentions on Twitter. This year Rashad Watters and James McDaniel from BandTube.com and Brian Rhodes, our marching Aggie, were on the show with me; and we had a good time. Shout out to my crab brother, Troy Milton, who was stuck in a snow storm in Detroit and could not call in to the show. Just like last year, our overlapping decisions were awarded the consensus selection, and we had to mention other schools because it is hard sometimes to settle on one band. Here are the winners and the honorable mentions for the 2014 Marching Podcast Awards!
- Best Songs – (Consensus) SC State: “Love and War”
Mentions – Southern: “Beyond”, “On My Grind”, “Contusion” and “Stranger in My House” Alabama A&M: “Pretty Girls” and “Prototype” Livingstone College and Clark Atlanta: “Neck” North Carolina A&T: “When I Was Your Man”
- Sleeper Battles – (No Consensus) Alcorn vs. Mississippi Valley, Prairie View A&M vs. Texas Southern, and Alcorn vs. Taladega
- Best 5th Quarter (not only 5th Quarter but good match-ups of the year) – (Consensus) The Magic City Classic (Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M)
Mentions – Alabama State vs. Southern, The Boombox Classic II (Jackson State vs. Southern), Tennessee State vs. Jackson State, Texas Southern vs. Southern, and Florida A&M vs. Bethune Cookman
- Sleeper Band – (Consensus) Miles, Taladega, and UAPB
Mentions – St. Augustine, Alabama AM, Savannah State, Morgan State, Virginia State, Grambling, and Mississippi Valley
- Best Halftime Show – (Consensus) North Carolina A&T (Honda Show, The Gangster Show, and Adrian Carroll BOTB)
Mentions – Southern (Soul Train dance routine)
- Best in the Stands – (Consensus) Southern
Mentions – Tennessee State, Bethune Cookman, and North Carolina A&T
- Best Overall Band – (Consensus) Bethune Cookman
Mentions – North Carolina A&T, Southern, and Jackson State
- Best Book (Repertoire) – (Consensus) Tennessee State
- Best Drill – (Consensus) Southern
Mentions – Howard, Ohio State, North Carolina A&T, and Bethune Cookman
- Best Conference – (Consensus) SWAC
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