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The 2012 Marching Podcast Award Winners

We enjoyed broadcasting the 2012 Marching Podcast Awards, and we are happy to give out awards to the schools listed below. I will also be contacting the band office of the winners and honorable mentions, so they are aware and can use this to promote their program. Troy Milton and Marice Bailey did the show with me, and our overlapping decisions or consensus is how we picked the winners for each category. In addition, we had other schools that we wanted to mention, but for the sake of time during the broadcast, we had to speed through our discussion and analysis. Here are the winners and the honorable mentions of the 2012 Marching Podcast Awards!

  • Best Songs – (Consensus) Southern: “Things Your Man Won’t Do”
    Mentions – Miles: “Pop Goes My Mind”; Bethune Cookman: “Sleeping in My Bed”; Jackson State: “Work Hard Play Hard”, “Imagination”; North Carolina A&T: “Nobody Does It Better
  • Sleeper Battles – (Consensus) Miles vs. Albany State
  • Best 5th Quarter – (Consensus) Tennessee State vs. Bethune Cookman
    Mentions – Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M, Jackson State vs. Alcorn State, Tennessee State vs. Jackson State, Bethune Cookman vs. South Carolina State.
  • Sleeper Band – (Consensus) Livingstone College
    Mentions – South Carolina State; Edward Waters College, Mississippi Valley State,
  • Best Halftime Show – (No Consensus)
    Mentions – Jackson State, North Carolina Central, North Carolina A&T, Ohio State, Bethune Cookman
  • Best in the Stands – (Consensus) Tennessee State
    Mentions – Alabama State, Southern, Bethune Cookman
  • Best Overall Band – (Consensus) Bethune Cookman
  • Best Book (Repertoire) – (Consensus) Tennessee State
  • Best Drill – (Consensus) Jackson State
    Mentions – Southern, Stillman College
  • Best Conference – (No Consensus) Marice and Troy: SWAC, Joe: MEAC

HONORABLE MENTIONS (Not mentioned on the air because of time constraints but nominated)

Best Songs – Norfolk State: “Out on a Limb”; SC State: “Pretty Brown Eyes”; Elizabeth City University: “Power”

Sleeper Band – Elizabeth City, Talladega College, Savannah State, Albany State

The Marching Podcast Awards: Best of 2012

It has been an amazing year and exciting to reconnect with the marching band community through The Marching Podcast radio show, while attempting to better the community through music and the marching arts. We have met some great people this year which has helped us grow, and that is a priceless experience that I believe will pave the future for The Marching Podcast radio network. I have enjoyed researching all of the college show-style bands and providing analysis of their performances each week. I have prepared a documented analysis of all HBCU college show-style bands, and on December 16th at 6:00 pm (EST), I am going to be broadcasting the first Marching Podcast Awards Show, highlighting the best moments we have witnessed throughout the 2012 marching band season. Also, we will be sure to stay true to just the 2012 performances and analysis, and not base any of the awards on traditional analysis. We would also love to hear from you during the Dec. 16th broadcast, so please call in at 718-664-6025 and tell us what you thought was the Best of 2012. It is going to be a dynamic show, and we look forward to hearing from you and/or you listening to the 2012 Marching Podcast Awards.

Here is the link to the Dec. 16th – Marching Podcast 2012 Awards – show:


The Marching Podcast 2012 Awards

Best 5 Quarter Battle

  • Best Songs
  • Sleeper Battles
  • Sleeper Band
  • Best Halftime Show
  • Best in the Stands
  • Best Overall Band
  • Best Book (Repertoire)
  • Best Drill
  • Best Conference