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2019 National Signing Day Marching Bands & Seven Years To The Good!

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May is a great month for The Marching Podcast. It is graduation month at Colleges and Universities, its my mother’s birthday (May 21. Happy Birthday Mom! 🙂 and we celebrate our anniversary broadcasting our podcast to the world from May 19, 2012.

Check Out Our Very First Podcast Hello World!http://bit.ly/1Q8rZH2

This year seven years in and definitely some upgrades, we are proud to say we have given over 1000$ in scholarships and building awareness and the enrollment to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We also believe this is the best month to continue our National Signing Day for Marching Bands Series. It’s a celebration when our young people get a key to enable their independence and we want to let this month be a huge party for us, our graduates, scholarship recipients, and future leaders of our world!

May 20-24 we will celebrate our anniversary and National Signing Day for Marching Bands. We kick off the week by talking to two of our scholarship recipients from our first show in 2015.

Monday May 20, 2019 – Manuel Powell at 9:30 pm EST

Wednesday May 22, 2019 – Alexis Terry at 9:30 pm EST

Check out Manuel and Alexis on our first National Signing Day For Marching Bands Podcast from 2015! – http://bit.ly/1J0718v

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To kick off the 2019 class on Thursday at May 23 6:30 pm EST we will talk to a new group for 2019 from Butler College Prep in Chicago, IL. Band Director Charles Conner was a guest on our show and has a great group of scholars to announce on our network were they will be going to school in the fall.

Check out Choppin’ It Up with Charles Connerhttp://bit.ly/2Mn3RVP

Finally on Friday May 24 at 6:30 pm EST we will introduce another crop of scholars from Columbia High School in Decatur, GA. Band Director Zac Nealy will be an upcoming guest on Choppin’ It Up and is excited to give his students this experience to promote to the world were they will march this fall.

Make sure to join this wonderful series of celebrating our young scholars as they progress through higher learning and Happy Seventh Birthday to all of the supporters of The Marching Podcast!!!

2019 Choppin It Up with Amelya Hardaway

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In this episode we meet Amelya Hardaway. Amelya works as a dentist at Christ Community Dental in the Memphis area and went to school with our host. In this episode we find out where Amelya is from, talk the good ole days in undergrad and her path to success as a proud HBCU grad. This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions (6:36), Block Band Music & Publishing (5:09) Kevin Peete of RE/MAX PATRIOTS (7:26) BlockUsUp.com (5:55) SmokeeOs BBQ (8:09)

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 https://themarchingpodcast.blog/ We hope you enjoy the show!

NOTES:

Where is Amelya From – 9:24

First HBCU Experience – 10:13

Deciding on a Career Path – 12:34

High School – 16:22

Most Difficult Class in Undergrad – 17:33

Memories of Amelya – 20:12

Most Memorable Time – 23:18

After Undergrad – 27:15

All About Medical School – 31:50

After Medical School – 38:56

Most Memorable Experience in the Field – 42:50

Current Position into Promotion – 49:04

What Part of Dentistry is Taxing – 53:27

Closing – 59:44

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2019 Choppin It Up with Rodney Chism

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Welcome….today we meet Rodney Chism. Rodney is the Director of Bands at Jarvis Christian College. Rodney has a great HBCU band timeline into how he became Director of Bands. Rodney has multiple similarities with our host that will make a great podcast. In this episode, if you love HBCUs and you marched anywhere we have a real talk with Rodney Chism

This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions (6:13), Block Band Music & Publishing (4:52) Kevin Peete of RE/MAX PATRIOTS (7:05) BlockUsUp.com (5:37) SmokeeOs BBQ (7:46)

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 https://themarchingpodcast.blog/ We hope you enjoy the show!

NOTES:

What Up from Bridgette – 8:30

Where is Rodney From – 21:01

First HBCU/Music Experience – 22:26

First Instrument  (Movies) – 25:07

Memorable High School Experience – 31:00

College Decision/Transfer – 34:19

JSU vs TSU ’97 – 48:15

Chat Room Question (Avoiding Student Transfers) – 52:40

Memorable TSU Experience – 56:40

Time to Be a BandHead (Surprise on Saturday) – 1:01:42

UAPB Life – 1:06:32

After Undergrad – 1:16:30

Boom Experience – 1:22:50

After Jackson – 1:40:30

Come to Jarvis – 1:43:54

Closing – 2:05:40

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2019 Choppin It Up with Ramon Key

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In this episode we meet Ramon Key. Ramon Key is the head band director for Central State University in Ohio. In this episode we find out where he is from, were he went to school and his path to becoming the band director to a school in the midwest.

This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions (5:38), Block Band Music & Publishing (4:03) Kevin Peete of RE/MAX PATRIOTS (6:30) BlockUsUp.com (5:00) SmokeeOs BBQ (7:11)

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 https://themarchingpodcast.blog/ We hope you enjoy the show!

NOTES:

Where is Ramon From – 8:39, 23.38

First Marching Band Experience – 11:36

Early Music Memories – 17:16

College Decision – 22:30

Giggin’ to Education – 24:50

Memorable Experience In College – 28:00

Biggest Challenge in College – 31:20

Looking For Work After College – 33:30

Early Career Success – 37:04

Second Job and Educators that Ramon started to meet – 41:24

After The Second Job – 51:53

Come to Central State – 59:36, 1:22:15

Memorable Experience at Central State – 1:08:15

Small Bands and Drills – 1:10:20

SIAC Rivalries – 1:14:58

Lebron and Magic supporting Central State – 1:20:30

Chat Room Shot Outs and Closing – 1:28:40

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2019 #ChoppinItUp with Ashley Burkett

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In this episode we meet Ashley Burkett. Ashley the author of the book ‘I Love Me Some Me’, works as an educator and has a connection with our host. Find out where Ashley is from, where she went to school and how she developed into an educator and publish author.

I Love Me Some Me – https://www.amazon.com/I-Love-Me-Some/dp/1548630004

This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions (5:48), Block Band Music & Publishing (4:15) Kevin Peete of RE/MAX PATRIOTS (6:41) BlockUsUp.com (5:07) Smokee Os BBQ (7:25)

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 https://themarchingpodcast.blog/ We hope you enjoy the show!

Where does Ashley Currently Work – 2:25

Dr. Ijei – 2:43, 34:09, 1:13:56

Where is Ashley From – 8:30

First Divine Nine Experience – 10:15 (John Pickens, John Needem)

Where did Ashley go to middle and jr high – 11:49, 1:05:40

Most Memorable Experience in High School – 14:14

Going to College, Major, Graduation – 16:00, 25:00, 26:55

Students from ’99 that went to college with Ashley – 17:15

Most Memorable Experience in College – 19:45, 23:20

Life After Undergrad, Post Grad Degree – 27:12, 30:00 (Karmen Baker)

Lion’s Choice – 32:35

How does Ashley keep her emotions in check – 38:00

Ashley’s TV Shows – 43:50

Memorable Experience in her Career – 49:40

I Love Me Some Me – 50:46 (Roosevelt Mitchell III, Chris House)

Mandy Drury – 1:05:35

Closing – 1:07:25

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2019 Choppin It Up w/Eddie Evans II

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In this episode we meet Eddie Evans. Eddie is the founder and owner of Meet Me On The Fifty Band Media and marched with one of the hosts of the 90 Degree Show. We find out where Eddie is from, were he went to school, his most memorable experiences marching and how he started Meet Me On The Fifty

This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions (), Block Band Music & Publishing () Kevin Peete of RE/MAX PATRIOTS () BlockUsUp.com () Smokee Os BBQ ()

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 https://themarchingpodcast.blog/ We hope you enjoy the show!

NOTES:

Where is Eddie From, High School and College – 5:32

Indoctrination into band culture – (HS) 6:39 (College) 9:30

Started playing & instrument  10:15

Chosen to be a leader – 10:54, 25:20

College selection – 12:15

Memorable experience marching in college – 14:44

Life after marching – 17:02

9/11 & military experience – 19:54

President Election – 28:12

Path to Meet Me On The Fifty – 29:25

Format of the Network – 34:30

Current state of his program – 38:00

College vs. HS Story – 43:12

Crab revelations – 49:43

Crankin and Drivin – 53:50

Band Bowl – 57:13

Plans for the future – 1:10:00

Closing – 1:15:09

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2019 Choppin It Up with Charles Conner

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In this episode we meet Charles Conner. Charles is a Band Director with an interesting resume’. Find out where Charles is from, were he went to school and the professional timeline of his career.

This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions (57:14), Block Band Music & Publishing (55:43) Kevin Peete of RE/MAX PATRIOTS (58:04) BlockUsUp.com (56:33) Smokee Os BBQ (58:45)

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 https://themarchingpodcast.blog/ We hope you enjoy the show!

NOTES:

Where is Charles and his family from? – 2:15

What was your first HBCU/Music experience? – 3:04

Connections to his hometown / High school – 12:17

FAMU Band Camp / Recruited by / College decision – 15:28

Similar Stories – 33:28

Most memorable experience marching – 38:50, 47:57

After finishing college – 59:53

Director of Bands – 1:04:48 / Next Step – 1:07:05

Founding a Program – 1:17:40

Hardest part of the job – 1:18:45

Most memorable so far – 1:25:56

Chat Room Questions – 1:12:02, 1:33:08

The 5th Quarter – 1:43:43, 2:02:40

Plans for the program / Advice to music students – 1:47:20

Closing – 2:07:02

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2019 Choppin It Up with Show Style Talk Radio

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In this episode we meet the guys from Show Style Talk Radio. Travis Maurice Dumas, Marcus Williams, Jeremy Spencer and Adrian Barrett Jr. Find out where they are from, where they marched, their most memorable experiences marching and how they started Show Style Talk Radio!

This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions (), Block Band Music & Publishing (4:57) Kevin Peete of RE/MAX PATRIOTS () BlockUsUp.com (5:42) SmokeeOs BBQ ()

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 https://themarchingpodcast.blog/ We hope you enjoy the show!

LINKS:

FB – https://www.facebook.com/showstyletalk12/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/showstyletalk

NOTES:

Introductions – 2:25

Where are the guys and their families from – 6:40

The guys first Music/HBCU experience – 10:00

Where did the guys meet – 24:28

What do the guys play – 27:00

Guys ask Joe Questions – 27:30, 44:20

Most memorable experiences marching – 32:20

Story of JSU, TxSO and Neck – 48:48

How did they start the radio show – 52:10

Chat Room Questions – 1:02:57 (Did you take an L?), 1:19:20 (Everyone’s Take on the Year)

Most memorable experiences doing the radio show – 1:11:00

How to listen to Show Style Talk-  1:36:00

Closing – 1:38:27

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