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2014 Marching Podcast Award Winners!!

We had another great year of marching band performances and were blessed to do another show for the Marching Podcast Awards. I will be announcing the winners and honorable mentions on Twitter. This year Rashad Watters and James McDaniel from BandTube.com and Brian Rhodes, our marching Aggie, were on the show with me; and we had a good time. Shout out to my crab brother, Troy Milton, who was stuck in a snow storm in Detroit and could not call in to the show. Just like last year, our overlapping decisions were awarded the consensus selection, and we had to mention other schools because it is hard sometimes to settle on one band.  Here are the winners and the honorable mentions for the 2014 Marching Podcast Awards!


  • Best Songs – (Consensus) SC State: “Love and War”
    Mentions – Southern: “Beyond”, “On My Grind”, “Contusion” and “Stranger in My House” Alabama A&M: “Pretty Girls” and “Prototype” Livingstone College and Clark Atlanta: “Neck” North Carolina A&T: “When I Was Your Man”
  • Sleeper Battles – (No Consensus) Alcorn vs. Mississippi Valley, Prairie View A&M vs. Texas Southern, and Alcorn vs. Taladega
  • Best 5th Quarter (not only 5th Quarter but good match-ups of the year) – (Consensus) The Magic City Classic (Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M)
    Mentions  – Alabama State vs. Southern, The Boombox Classic II (Jackson State vs. Southern), Tennessee State vs. Jackson State, Texas Southern vs. Southern, and Florida A&M vs. Bethune Cookman
  • Sleeper Band – (Consensus) Miles, Taladega, and UAPB
    Mentions – St. Augustine, Alabama AM, Savannah State, Morgan State, Virginia State, Grambling, and Mississippi Valley
  • Best Halftime Show – (Consensus) North Carolina A&T (Honda Show, The Gangster Show, and Adrian Carroll BOTB)
    Mentions – Southern (Soul Train dance routine)
  • Best in the Stands – (Consensus) Southern
    Mentions – Tennessee State, Bethune Cookman, and North Carolina A&T
  • Best Overall Band – (Consensus) Bethune Cookman
    Mentions – North Carolina A&T, Southern, and Jackson State
  • Best Book (Repertoire) – (Consensus) Tennessee State
  • Best Drill – (Consensus) Southern
    Mentions – Howard, Ohio State, North Carolina A&T, and Bethune Cookman
  • Best Conference – (Consensus) SWAC

To listen to the show click here: http://bit.ly/19vY44P



The 2012 Marching Podcast People’s Choice Award Winners

When we started the new format for the 90 Degree Show, the first game we covered was the Jackson State vs. Southern University game. I did not have the idea to post the voting for which band “won” the battle on our website every week until the following week with the Winston Salem State vs. Livingstone game. Our listeners, who are coming to the website and casting their vote for our weekly battle of the bands, have helped to make this a huge success, and we thank you. For those who have not cast your vote for our weekly battle of the bands, check out the website to vote, see what we are to listen to some of the podcast episodes. We are coming to the end of the year, and I would like to post the winners of the voting and the percentages they won by. Next year, we will be prepared for Week 1 of the season, so for 2013 the list will be longer and therefore better, but for now we will post the 2012 People’s Choice Winners for The Marching Podcast Weekly Featured College Marching Band Battles of 2012.

1. Bethune Cookman 73% vs. North Carolina A&T –  27%

2. Kentucky State 12% vs. Miles College  88%  

3. Livingstone College 92% vs. Winston Salem State University – 8%

4. Alabama State 75% vs. Alabama A&M – 25%

5. Fort Valley State 0% vs. Albany State 100% 

6. North Carolina A&T – 37% vs. South Carolina State – 63%  

7. Jackson State – 67% vs. Alcorn State – 33%

8. Grambling State – 17% vs. Southern University – 83%