We are proud to announce new additions and new people to The Marching Podcast Network! First, we would like to thank the listeners and all the people who follow the blog. We are diligently working to produce more content for you to listen to, so we want to make you aware of what’s to come.
We are proud to introduce Chris Jones and Darian Hampton to our staff as well as two new shows featuring Chris and Darian, respectively. Both shows are about promoting health and nutrition so that young people may make better decisions in taking care of themselves: helping them not get into bad habits, starting to establish healthy practices early on to avoid the “Freshman 15”, and remaining in good shape while becoming aware of what happens to their body as they get older.
Chris Jones is a certified personal trainer and CEO of March Aerobics. Chris has been a leader in group settings as a former drum major for two college bands, an aerobics instructor and a clinician for high school and college marching bands. March Aerobics is an intense cardio class based on marching band moves. Chris is also a Guinness Book of World Record holder for the longest workout period of 26 hours. Chris will bring the education and motivation that we need for health and fitness and be able to relate it directly to marching bands. When we are in good physical shape, all the activities we have in our lives benefit; and Chris will be our guide to healthy practices to build our community.
Darian Hampton is a DDS with his own practice in Dallas, TX. Darian is from St. Louis, MO and went to high school with me (Joe Beard). Darian attended the famous Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, which is also where my Godfather went to medical school. Darian is inspired to educate the world on the importance of dental health because there is not enough education out there about better dental practices. Taking care of our mouths is very important in communication with each other; and for the common musician, directly proportional to their performance on their instrument (other than percussion, of course). Being in good dental health is the same as being in good physical health which builds confidence in our young people. We are honored to have Chris and Darian aboard to promote health on The Marching Podcast Network!
Chris Jones will be the resident expert on “The 8 to 5 Show”, and we are still working on the name for Darian’s show. We thank Darian and Chris for their contributions and hope that their brands continue to grow.
Since our content is growing and we are producing more shows to bring to you the listener, we have exhausted Sundays and need to move our operations to a second and third day of the week. After a careful thought process, we selected Tuesdays and Thursdays as the second and third days to broadcast our shows here on The Marching Network. Our time slot for both days will be 830pm pacific, 1130pm eastern. With the birth of Tuesday and Thursday broadcasts we are moving the development series to Tuesdays (8 to 5, DDS, and Blunote) and giving Choppin it Up it’s own day at 830pm pst 1130pm est. We are still looking for a drum instructor and a woodwind instructor to fill in the other Thursdays.
With the upcoming marching season we want the 90 Degree Show to recap a matchup from the weekend and allow people who attended the game time to voice their opinions. During marching season especially October, we will look to find the best matchups and possibly have 2 90 degree shows in order to cover more battles just to keep consistency and even distribution of contents.
We also want to conduct more podcast interviews. Currently with a 30 minute show it goes by fast and if there is a caller there is less time to bring up topics for the guest to comment on. In addition it is harder to get one person to be available at the designated time on Sunday on a consistent basis. We want to cater to the guest and their schedules so we want to interview everyone twice where one interview is live for people to ask questions and another is a podcast to give out more information about the guest and/or their projects. We have Twitter and email, so if there is a question that the listener has we will make sure to answer it in a reply or in a blog post. We want to cover as much information as possible within the allocated time slot.