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Goodbye to WordPress

The idea came to me from my fraternity Omega Psi Phi where we are focused in creating programs for the advancment of our community, inturn the advancement of the world. My line brother AC Campbell started an Academic and Athletic Camp at Ontario High School in Ontario, CA where students would attend workshops to prepare them for college and play basketball in the school gym all in one day. It was an amazing success and from there I wanted to create my own program to benefit the world.

On September 11, 2011 The Marching Podcast was born here on WordPress. It wasn’t called The Marching Podcast then but I did want to create some type of podcast. My first thought was to do somethings with sports and/or fantasy football with my friend Collin Welbon who was also going to help as the editor for all the blog posts. I didn’t know that it would evolve into a podcast network with four different shows, but it started here as a blog to help spread the word about Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Our first post Hello World! explained to the world that me with the help of two of my friends from Johnson C. Smith, Samuel Glover and Steve Johnson, would be making notes and posting our experiences related to band moving forward. In May of 2012, I started broadcasting podcast style using the platform BlogTalkRadio (BTR), discussing topics related to marching band and any updates about my experiences building the network. I picked BTR because I follow HBCUDigest on Twitter and met Jarrett Carter Sr. who was brodcasting his show on BTR and things started to focus in my mind where I wanted to go. With Jarrett’s help and guidance I started the website for The Marching Podcast found a brand icon I could use for my show from a good friend from Nashville Marvin Haywood, started all the social media channels and been rolling ever since. I do want to send a shot out to John Pickens who designed all the icons for the three shows we created along the way. I also want to thank Christy Walker, Rashad Watters, Bridgette Bell and Ernest Stackhouse for being panelists on The 90 Degree Show podcasts. They were with me the longest including the season we did with NBC sports Radio. I have received help from so many people this blog post would be longer than I wanted, but I will say I never expected the love and support from so many people to get this going and I am grateful to all those people that have help me create something where I can give back to all HBCUs.

With all the advances we have made, we are at the point where we don’t need to have a blog in addition to the other platforms we are using to get our message out. We are going to discontinue the marching podcast blog on the 11th birthday of this venture, September 11, 2022. The site will close down and the domain themarchingpodcast.blog will be inactive. We will continue to send out news through social media and all the channels we share our content.

Thank you very much for all your love and support for this network and we will continue to see you on the interwebs as we continue to build for our beloved HBCUs!

Choppin It Up with Chris Jones 2.0

Today we talk with Chris Jones. Chris is the owner and founder of March Aerobics. Chris has also worked as a panelist on The 90 Degree Show and created an episode called The 8 to 5 Show with Chris Jones. Chris also marched with our host in two HBCU programs. In this podcast we find out where Chris is from, where he went to school and his timeline to creating March Aerobics.

This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions, Block Band Music & Publishing Kevin Peete Block Us Up – Band Blog Smokee O’s BBQ Math-Sci Tutoring and Educational Services Lamik’s Video Sofia’s BBQ and Fish & Bull City Music School

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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The 2018 90 Degree Show Vol. 10 ‘Let’s Try This Again’

Tonight we welcome back Ernest Stackhouse to fill in with our host. In this episode we talk about The Big HBCU Classic BOTB in Charlotte, NC on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University

This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions (1:40:32), Block Band Music & Publishing (14:55) Kevin Peete of RE/MAX PATRIOTS (1:41:22) BlockUsUp.com (15:40) SmokeeOs BBQ (1:42:03)

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: – Provided by ShowTime Web –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfe7DBfvCww

Benedict College
North Carolina A&T University NCAT
North Carolina Central University NCCU
South Carolina State University SCSU

Winston-Salem State University WSSU

NOTES:

Background Connects to Charlotte and The BOTB – 6:19

JC Smith University

TD Hollings

Dr. Michael Magruder

Memorial Stadium

Beginning of the Discussion – 16:50

Mass Band

Mr. Gray

The Marching 101

WSSU – 25:25

Chris Jones

Playcalling

NCCU – 39:40

Hybrid Style

Can the Announcer Give You an L?

SCSU – 54:46

Stop Singing

DTP (Dance to Play Ratio)

Dancing and Playing

Benedict – 1:15:53

Dress Right and Spacing

Singing gives the L

Band Director Staff at Benedict

NCAT – 1:30:14

As We Expect

Knights by Nights

Transitions

Fifth Contest – 1:45:55

Playcalling

Difference with MEAC & SWAC

DTP and Singing!

Closing – 2:08:19

Promo Drop:

Duncan C. Gray – 16:18

Chris Jones – 1:42:40

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The 90 Degree Show 2015 Week 8

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Welcome to the 2015 90 Degree Show Week 8! This week we say RIP to Edward Duplessis. We go to homecoming at JC Smith, Jackson State, and we watched some footage from Chavezz Anderson at Delaware State. The battle between Southern and Texas Southern and the halftime with North Carolina Central and Morgan State. We will also ask the listener about polls to judge band battles, should we use them or not? Tonight we welcome the great Christy Walker and the owner and founder of Block Band Music and Publishing, Rashad Watters.

 

Listen to the episode here! http://bit.ly/1kl1R0R

The 90 Degree Show 2015 Week 3

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Welcome to the 2015 90 Degree Show Week 3! This week we have some crazy matchups and we talk about them all. The Boombox Classic and BOTB with Talladega College the night before, SC State vs. Florida A&M, JC Smith vs. Morehourse, Virginia Union vs. Elizabeth City State to name a few. This year we welcome the great Christy Walker to the podcast, along with the owner and founder of Block Band Music and Publishing, Rashad Watters.

Listen to the show here: http://bit.ly/1KixH3p

 

The 90 Degree Show 2015 Weeks 1 & 2

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Welcome to the 2015 90 Degree Show Weeks 1 & 2!  Welcome back to a new season of marching bands. This week we recap Week 1 to introduce how bands are looking this year including the Queen City Battle of the Bands, the joint performance with UNC and NC A&T and we go over some of the matchups we saw in Week 2 including the Southern Heritage Classic between Jackson State and Tennessee State. In our last segment we discuss important topics regarding our schools and/or our music programs. This year we welcome the great Christy Walker to the podcast, along with the owner and founder of Block Band Music and Publishing, Rashad Watters. Last but not least we welcome the great Ashley Nicole who always has a pulse and her ear to the ground in the marching band world. Lastly we will try to cover all the band news that we saw from over the summer.

Listen to the episode here: http://bit.ly/1UECxxN

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Choppin It Up with Anthony Buckson


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Introducing Anthony Buckson. Anthony is the Unit Director BCG at The Center of Hope Womens and Children’s Shelter at the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Anthony marched with our host but not at Jackson State and always displayed leadership skills as a true musician. Anthony was a bright spot in an environment that did not have the resources, but inspired the members to perform above themselves. Tonight we meet Anthony to find out where he is from, where he marched in college and what he is doing today as a role model and prominent figure in service.

Listen to the episode here: http://bit.ly/1M5NO9a

#ChoppinItUp w/Frankie Pollock

Introducing Frankie Pollock. Frankie is the Assistant Principal at DC Virgo Preparatory Academy and another proud marching HBCU graduate. Frankie is not only a productive citizen but is similar to our host in building projects to to build the community and make the world a better place. Tonight we meet Frankie and find out where he is from and find out the projects that he works on to encourage community service.

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Listen to the episode here: http://bit.ly/1q0IRGh