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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)

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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


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


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


Fifth Contest – 1:45:55


Difference with MEAC & SWAC

DTP and Singing!

Closing – 2:08:19

Promo Drop:

Duncan C. Gray – 16:18

Chris Jones – 1:42:40

Check out this episode!

The 90 Degree Show 2015 Week 8


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


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


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


Choppin It Up with Anthony Buckson


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.


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

#ChoppinItUp w/Craig Martin

Listen to #ChoppinItUp w/Craig Martin at http://tobtr.com/s/6525027.

10154191_10201485681577833_3649005232311631822_nIntroducing Craig Martin. Craig is the National Director of Promotions at South Coast Marketing and Promotions. Craig is another proud HBCU graduate that marched with our host during their college years. Craig has been doing big things by making contacts with the hotest artists in the industry for a while now and we are very proud of his success. Tonight we met Craig and find out where is from, where he marched and how he got into this entertainment business.

Hello world!

Hello world.. This is Joe Beard here to start documenting the love that I have for black college bands and to create a form of lively hood, promise, future, and community uplift to help change my community and to spread my love of black college bands to the world and to provide an avenue of education to our youth.

Of course no one does anything alone so that is why my partner in crime Samuel Glover will be building this empire with me. Not to mention the real brains behind any organization Steve Johnson… we will be applying teamwork that we learned when marching together for the International Institution of Sound Johnson C. Smith. After going our separate ways and with the help of all this new technology we are here to provide a service that we ourselves are dying for.

This blog is to post our ideas and to journal our road to what we are going for. We have individually done things to this point so now we are using this site to bring it all together. We would like to have a weekly podcast, that would build our capital and name and soon be an avenue for youth to earn music degrees to college and prepare them for lift. He hope to one day have a music school, a battle of the bands, mock drafts, high school seminars, anything that may excite the pulse of a bandsman so that we can not only build popularity but build community by exciting more of our youth about college and getting an education.

Keep crankin’