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The 2016-17 90 Degree Show: Hopefully Not The Last Honda

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Welcome to the 2016-17 90 Degree Show. In this podcast we discuss the Granddaddy of battles The Honda BOTB from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. We welcome Christy Walker and Rashad Watters to the podcast to talk about their 2017 experience. We ask if this was a great Honda and if the performances were worthy of the circumstance. We will discuss what jumped out at us from the event and we will ponder over if this will be the last Honda BOTB. We talk briefly about some of the articles written about the Honda and about HBCU Bands and we wrap up with some schools that we would have liked to see this year and some schools to see in 2018. 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/17Gl2e2t

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The 2016 90 Degree Show: The 2017 Honda Preview

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Welcome to the 2016 90 Degree Show. In this podcast we welcome back Christy Walker and Rashad Watters to talk about what they did this week and their experience with the 2016 US presidential election. We then get into the the 2017 Honda Battle of the Bands where we discuss the bands selected, if there were some bands that were not selected that we want to see, and bands that are on the come up that we hope to see in the Honda in 2018. 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/17Gl2e2t

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The People Choice Awards for 2014-2015

The results are in and we appreciate all of those who voted for  !

This was by far the most participation we’ve had in our voting system. This is the third year of the 90 Degree Show, so we believe the fire is spreading. Special shot out to all of the people who run the Twitter handles for these fine institutions. A lot of our tweets about voting were favorited and retweeted, and we always appreciate the support.

Don’t get mad at me…again..lol…you, the people, have spoken, so here are the results from the 2014-2015 People’s Choice Awards for The Marching Podcast. Our next voting poll will be for The 2015 Honda Battle of the Bands! Thanks for being a part of the 2014 90 Degree Show!

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Week 1: North Carolina A&T vs. Alabama A&M – 61%

 

Week 2: Tennessee State University vs. Alabama State – 57%

 

Week 3: Tennessee State University vs. Jackson State – Southern Heritage Classic – 65%

 

Week 4: Tuskegee University vs. Winston Salem – 85%

 

Week 5: Albany State vs. Miles College – 50%

 

Week 6: North Carolina A&T vs. South Carolina State – ATL Classic67%

 

Week 7: Southern University vs. Alabama A&M University – 93%

 

Week 8: Florida A&M University vs. Howard University – 93%

 

Week 9: Jackson State University vs. Southern University Boombox Classic – 69%

 

Week 10: Hampton University vs. Morgan State University76%

 

Week 11: Bethune Cookman vs. Norfolk State University – 50%

 

Week 12: Tuskegee University vs. Albany State – SIAC Championship – 100%

 

Week 13: Florida A&M vs. Bethune Cookman – Florida Classic – 60%

 

Week 14: Southern University vs. Grambling State – Bayou Classic – 74%

 

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The 2014 90 Degree Show Week 4

WSSU-Red-Sea-of-Sound-Marching-BandWelcome 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’.

Listen to the episode here: http://bit.ly/1uO9OLc

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#ChoppinItUp w/Dr. Magruder

Listen to our episode of #ChoppinItUp w/Dr. Magruder at http://tobtr.com/s/6402219.

 

magruderIntroducing Michael Magruder. Dr. Magruder is the Head Band Director at Winston Salem State University. Dr. Magruder was one of our host’s band directors at Jackson State University and we are happy to see him as the leader of a program because of his great skill and he deserves it. Tonight we met Dr. Magruder and find out where he is from, his road to Winston and his experiences as a director at two great programs.

It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right!

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We have reached May 2014 and what a great ride it has been. I think the greatest milestone achieved this year was establishing our official Trademark and now it is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark office. I have to admit, since I started teaching at a community college this semester, I have not created the same amount of episodes in advance. Last year, I had episodes created three months in advance, now I am trying my best to create them one week ahead of time for proper marketing. Part of my quest in starting this company was to reach out and be a positive light to young people to make our world a better place, and I believe we have picked up some fans along the way. Now its time for action, doing more to build our scholarship fund and to seek out people to join our family. I can only do so much on my own, and I believe that it takes a community to raise a child. We are strongest together when our swords are crossed, so for the upcoming year, we will be pushing to fill some positions with The Marching Podcast Network.

Secondly, one of our dear sponsors, Jeff Reed from Jeff and Sharon Reed (HBCU News with The Reeds), passed away in 2013, and we want to give our condolences to Sharon Reed and her family. Their goal was to provide HBCU news, updates and scholarship information with hopes of building their own scholarship as well. We want to support Sharon in whatever she does in Jeff’s memory, and since we both want to build scholarships, we will be teaming with Sharon to put together a fund in Jeff’s name.  We are excited now to have a vision for our scholarship fund and this helps with our first directive in building the family. The Marching Podcast will keep Jeff’s vision and HBCU News.net alive to complete the common goal that brought us together.

Our third directive is to continue to perfect our flagship show, The 9o Degree Show, by increasing interest and getting more people to voice their opinion. We have talked and connected with lots of people, who have provided good and bad feedback, and the most defining feedback has been about having some representation at the games. We will still give our opinion about what we see, but making sure we have a representative gives us the details we can’t get from video. We will also be looking to expand our panel each week so we have at least 4 people to comment on the game. We will also continue to have topics other than band and music that we discuss as well. We would like to do a show to talk about a documentary we saw this year, as well as create a blog post about religion and the African American community. We have created these topics to reach out to our fans and supporters, because critical thought about our earth and our society is important and we want to provide more angles of thoughts, other than band. Not too much but some. 🙂

Last and especially not least, to celebrate our two years being on the air, we are having a special Choppin It Up Series this month featuring teachers that were crucial in the development of the person I am today. Each teacher had a musical influence on me, and these are some of the teachers who are close to my heart. I only hope my kids have these type of teachers while they progress through life. The teachers this month will be the following:

Ms. Brenda Hente4th Grade and 8th Grade Teacher at Immanuel Lutheran Olivette – http://bit.ly/1u9XUg4

Mr. Steve TirmensteinRetired High School Band Director and Track Coach at Lutheran North High School  http://bit.ly/1jne4xV

Mr. Duncan C. GrayBand Director at West Charlotte High School – http://bit.ly/1neGCub

Dr. Michael MagruderBand Director at Winston Salem State University – http://bit.ly/1q1CXEn

We want to thank them for their time, and we hope you enjoy the interviews!

2013 HBCU Award Winners: The Sonic Boom of the South

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HBCU Digest just finished hosting the 3rd annual HBCU Awards, and I am a big fan of the awards ceremony. The HBCU Awards ceremony presented awards for excellence in student life, journalism, academics, research, athletics, alumni support and leadership. The HBCU Awards and its accompanying training seminar, the National HBCU Media Summit, are the culminating events of HBCU Media Week, the HBCU Digest, a daily online publication covering America’s historically black colleges.  I was proud to see that it was hosted on the campus of Jackson State University and I wish I could have attended. After reading the post from the event I was excited to see the schools that won some of the awards hit home for me.

Spelman College, which is the college my mother attended, won HBCU of the Year. My alma mater, Jackson State University, won Best Marching Band, which really hits home because I marched in ‘the boom’. Here is the list of the award winners and a link to the article for you to read and to follow HBCU Digest.

http://hbcudigest.com/spelman-crowned-hbcu-of-the-year-at-third-annual-hbcu-awards/

Best Marching Band
Sonic Boom of the South, Jackson State University

Best Choir
Aeolian Choir, Oakwood University

Best Student Government Association
Albany State University

Best Student Newspaper
North Carolina Central University Campus Echo

Best Student Organization
Spelman College SpelBots

Best Alumni Magazine
Morgan Magazine, Morgan State University

Best Research Center
NOAA-CAS at Howard University

Best Fine Arts Program
Alabama State University Dept. of Theater Arts

Best Business Program
Paul Quinn College Business Administration Program

Best S.T.E.M. Program
Hampton University School of Science

Best Nursing Program
Dillard University School of Nursing

Best Social Work Program
Fayetteville State University Dept. of Social Work

Best Male Faculty Member
Dr. Kinfe Ken Redda, Florida A&M University

Best Female Faculty Member
Myrlie Evers-Williams, Alcorn State University

Best Male Coach
Connell Maynor, Winston-Salem State University

Best Female Coach
Toyelle Wilson, Prairie View A&M University

Best Male Athlete
Anaso Jobodwana, Jackson State University

Best Female Athlete
SiMon Franklin, Xavier University of Louisiana

Best Men’s Team
Southern University Men’s Basketball

Best Women’s Team
Hampton University Women’s Basketball

Male Alumnus of the Year
Chief Justice Tom Colbert, Kentucky State University

Female Alumnus of the Year
Nicole Bernard, Howard University

National Alumni Association of the Year
University of the Virgin Islands

Male Student of the Year
Polite Stewart, Southern University

Female Student of the Year
Olivia Stinson

Male President of the Year
Dr. M. Christopher Brown II, Alcorn State University

Female President of the Year
Dr. Dianne B. Suber, Saint Augustine’s University

Lifetime Achievement
Myrlie Evers-Williams

HBCU of the Year
Spelman College