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One idea, one year later

Today is the The Marching Blogcast’s one year anniversary, and we would like thank you for all the support and love. Special thanks to the staff that helps put this all together! We are currently working to set up a ‘Do Business As’ which allows us to operate and establish The Marching Podcast as an entity of business. I am excited about obtaining this classification because it has always been a dream of mine to own my own business, and it is even more rewarding to promote something that is special to me and will help the future generations. When filling out the form, I came across the birth date of the business. I immediately think May 19 because that was my first radio show, but I have been putting together this project for more than a year. So, what date did I really put this in motion? I came to this blog and looked for my first entry, and it was 9-11-11. This is a good date to use as the start date of the business because it was when I published my first post, and it is the same month as my birthday and soon to be the birthday month of my son! Super easy to remember.

We have started our fall lineup with shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and we now have six shows for the listeners to enjoy. The shows featuring Darian and Nicole may not come on every month because they are busy with their families and professions. We plan to get the information from them at the very least in this blog and/or connections to their websites. Our marching band battle recap show starts the 23rd of September with the Boombox Classic. We hope to get a good turnout and mold the format of the show. We want people to answer ten specific questions including time for their ‘two cents’.

In conclusion, I want to thank all the people that are following our blog, as well as all of my guests on the show and all the people who are working in this venture. Special shout out to my parents, who not only instilled in me the true value of being educated but also how important it is to educate and help those around me. I am very happy that I am still posting on this blog one year later, and I pray for many more years.

Fall Format Starting In September

Greetings bandheads! We really appreciate the feedback  and feel great about our future. In a previous post, we talked about Tuesdays and Thursdays being a part of the network. We will start a portion of our new programming in September with Chris Jones and “The 8 to 5 Show”. “The Blunote Show” and “The Dentist Show” with Darian Hampton are in the works, but they also will premier sometime in September with a proper introduction of each host. Then on Thursdays, we will be broadcasting another episode of “Woodsheddin’ with McFadden”. In addition, we will be talking with Collin Welbon who is the content editor for The Marching Podcast.

The majority of our Tuesday development series’ shows will be pre-recorded, so that we are able to provide you, the listeners, with more information within our 30 minute time frame. Before we broadcast a live episode, we will alert you so you can be prepared to listen live as well as call and talk with our experts.
We are most excited about the fall format for “The 90 Degree Show”. The fall format will be a recap of a battle between two college’s bands from that weekend. We are looking for any feedback on games to cover this fall. Currently, we are looking to follow Gerald Howard, the creator and owner of BandHead.org, who covers the biggest marching band matchups of each week. We will post what matchups will be selected before the season starts this fall. We are certain we will be at the JSU Southern game, but we want to find four games to highlight this season. If anyone has any ideas, please leave comments on this post, email us or tweet at us @marchingpodcast.

More Good News!!

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.