Category Archives: Choppin it Up

2019 National Signing Day For Marching Bands

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Welcome to the 209 National Signing Day For Marching Bands. Today we welcome Charles Conner Band Director at Butler College Prep in Chicago, IL. These young scholars are ready to announce to the world were they will be marching in the fall. Congratulations Students!!

Ivion Coleman – Snare
Daniel Hannah – Baritone
Vannessa Bynum – Saxophone
Marshawn Murphy – Tuba

This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions (19:08), Block Band Music & Publishing (7:43) Kevin Peete of RE/MAX PATRIOTS (20:00) BlockUsUp.com (8:29) SmokeeOs BBQ (20:42)

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!

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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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