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 Weeks 1 & 2! Welcome back to a new season of marching bands. This week we recap Week 1 to introduce how bands are looking this year including the Queen City Battle of the Bands, the joint performance with UNC and NC A&T and we go over some of the matchups we saw in Week 2 including the Southern Heritage Classic between Jackson State and Tennessee State. In our last segment we discuss important topics regarding our schools and/or our music programs. 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 Ashley Nicole who always has a pulse and her ear to the ground in the marching band world. Lastly we will try to cover all the band news that we saw from over the summer.
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We are happy to announce our 3rd Birthday at the Marching Podcast Network! We are moving in the right direction, and we are happy to still be relevant with promise of a productive future. Our main goal is to create scholarships and to expose the youth in the Western Region to bands and HBCUs. Our proudest accomplishment at this point is awarding the scholarships to the four students from our National Signing Day Show for Marching Bands. We were excited to hear their decisions, and we hope too assist them throughout their degrees as well.
We are also grateful in expanding our programing to four different podcast programs on the network. We believe that our current lineup will make a difference by opening the dialog to different ages and professions. The 90 Degree Show was our first and Choppin’ It Up was created shortly afterwards. Last year, we started the Directors Series with Dr. Kevin Davenport, that will continue every year, and our National Signing Day Show for Marching Bands where we will give scholarships annually. We will keep the current format and will make sure that those students selected will receive a scholarship from The Marching Podcast and its sponsors. We will continue to contact band directors for students to be on the show, but students are welcome to apply as well.
In these three years, we have also appreciated all the people that have assisted with the network through graphics, technical equipment, marketing and advice about how to make the show better. We love our new logos provided by John Pickens and Simply Dope Creative, and we really appreciate Christy Walker, and Charles ‘Cheese’ Watters of giving us great voice over work to market and present our podcasts. We also want to thank Kathleen Heuer of The Marketing Music Education Podcast for interviewing us for her podcast. She also enlightened us about Calendly, which has made a huge difference in how we schedule interviews and promo drops.
Again to all of you, THANK YOU!!!
Last and especially not least, we also want to give a special thanks to all of our sponsors that allow us to broadcast during the peak hours and build our scholarship fund. Special shout-out to Rashad Watters and BlockBand Music and Publishing for his ideas, criticism, and for providing an invaluable resource for interviews and networking for our craft.
See you Sundays and sometimes on Tuesdays on Blog Talk Radio!
For all the bandheads that have sat at home and watched young football players tell the world where they will be going to school, now we have our own show for marching bands!! That’s right on April 28th, 2015, The Marching Podcast will host the National Signing Day Show for Marching Bands. We have picked some students from all over the country to tell the world on our network where they will be going to school to get an education and to become part of the marching band family.
We are excited to bring some of our young people into the spotlight. We also wish to make a connection with them when they go compete at the highest level of excitement in marching arts. Finally, we hope to increase the knowledge and awareness of these schools and their band programs, so we can promote and generate excitement for young people to aspire. The students are:
Manuel Powell – Nansemond River High School in Suffolk, VA
Alexis Terry – Dominguez High School in Compton, CA
Cheyenne Allen – Dominguez High School in Compton, CA
Travis Johnson – McCluer South- Berkeley in St. Louis, MO
Special thanks to the Directors of these Schools, special thanks to Lolita Carter, and Terrell Stringer, and special thanks to John Pickens and Simply Dope Creative for designing our logo. Tune in Tuesday, April 28, 2015 @8pm EST to hear the announcements.
After the Broadcast —– Special thanks to our sponsors!
Rashad Watters with Block Band Music & Publishing,
Garrett Edgerson and DaEdge1 Productions
We presented our first scholarships tonight for the 4 students that were on the show. Thanks for your support and looking forward to giving more money to more students for years and years to come!!! #GotToGetThat501c3
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Welcome to the 2014 90 Degree Show Week 9! This week we about the great Boombox Classic between Southern University and Jackson State. There will be a battle of the bands and there will be the usual match up. We will announce the winner of the People Choice Awards battle from last week and our ‘Word on the Street’.
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Welcome to the 2014 90 Degree Show Week 7! This week we go to the CIAA to talk Elizabeth City and Virginia State and over to the SWAC for Southern vs. Alabama AM. We will announce the winner of the People Choice Awards battle from last week and our ‘Word on the Street’ asking was there really a baby in the stands with Alabama State?
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Welcome to the 2014 90 Degree Show Week 4! This week we talk Hampton vs. Miles and we talk Tuskegee vs. Winston Salem State. We will announce the winner of the People Choice Awards battle from last week and our ‘Word on the Street’.
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Welcome to the 2014 College Football season and to a new season of the 90 Degree Show! This week we willl recap the MEAC/SWAC challenge and TSU vs. EWC since the tape is out. Our Week 2 feature is Elizabeth City vs. NC Central but we will also discuss Alabama A&M vs. Tuskeegee and we will talk about other bands we have seen so far this year.
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