Thanks for all of the likes on our Facebook page. We hit 100 likes yesterday and that is a blessing. We appreciate the love and hope to build on this for the future. Through our resources, that we have stated in previous posts, we found Cream Percussion that is giving free percussion lessons in the Atlanta area and I met the band director at Dominguez Hills High School who not only directs one of only 5 show bands in California but also directs a DCI band City Sound. It is no doubt that Choppin it up will be the most compelling series on the network. We will talk to some heavy hitters and some strong minds that need to be in the spotlight for our youth to see and to change the fabric of a society that paints a different picture.
So we have decided on the frequency with keeping the marching podcast on Sunday’s at 6pm eastern time. Due to the fact that the Blunote show is still under construction and because we only have one instructor for woodsheddin’ we will add another 90 Degree Show or Choppin it up Show to fill the void. This upcoming weekend will be Choppin it up with Gregory Johnson but the following week will be Woodsheddin: Brass with Avery McFadden. The week after that (July 1) will be the July 4th weekend so we will take a holiday and return on July 8th with the 90 Degree show. It works out for because there are 5 Sundays in the July this year. I think that on the 8th depending on feedback we get we may talk with the person that publishes a sports blog on Bethune Cookman Sports who created a poll showing best home field advantage for hbcu football or we will find another topic to discuss. The following sunday the 15th we will chop it up with Timberly K the entertainer (tentative)
First Sunday of the month will be: The 90 Degree Show
Second Sunday of the month will be: WoodSheddin’
Third Sunday of the month will be: Choppin’ it up
Fourth Sunday of the month will be: The Blunote Show
We will follow this frequency starting in the month of September. Tune in this upcoming weekend to Choppin it up with Gregory Johnson.
Things are moving along, and I am very grateful. Now I need to build the list of people who I want to interview for this podcast. I have met some folks through various websites, and I would like for them to advertise what they are doing. I would prefer, of course, a graduate from an HBCU that marched in their band, but I understand that there is more knowledge out there to give to our youth. So anyone who is involved with music, providing leadership to youth, doing something to build our communities and/or someone who can give a positive influence and role model to our young people, I would like for you to help with this podcast. Since there is no professional band league, we need to get kids to think about what they will do after school is over. How will they give back to their communities? Here is the list that I made off the top of my head.
1. Tamala Jones
2. Born Foster
3. Josh Collins
4. Gerald Henderson
5. Moreh Smith
6. Samuel Glover
7. Michael McGruder
8. Duncan Gray
9. The Funky Fishing Show with Anthony Taylor and Hanief Saterfield
10. Mara Jean
11. Jalani Bakari
12. Maleta Wilson
13. Ron Duplessis
14. Gregory Johnson
15. Donyelle Walls
16. Cortez Bryant
The Funky Fishing Show, which is hosted by two of my fraternity brothers, is the only one on the list that is not on task per say, but two positive men doing a fishing show is the same idea that allowed me to create the radio podcast show for marching bands. So, with this in mind, I hope to hear from everyone.