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100 Broadcasts and Running!

304417_333112973452902_1444244306_nWe are proud to announce another milestone here at The Marching Podcast Network. On Tuesday, November 26, 2013, we will be broadcasting our 100th episode on The Marching Podcast Network: Chop It Up with Joshua Cousin. We are blessed and honored to reach this milestone and would not have done it without the listeners and our entire staff. We also want to give thanks to all the people that have broadcast shows on our network and all the people that helped with each broadcast directly and indirectly.

We want The Marching Podcast to be a series of positive podcasts that help inspire young people to do great things and make a balanced decision concerning the college they choose to attend. It it also for the adults to have a platform to reach these young people and be a positive benchmark for the rest of the world. Our passion is to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). We strive to provide scholarships to help increase the number of scholarships available and create excitement for HBCU’s. Similar to The Cosby Show and A Different World, we want The Marching Podcast to be that beacon of light and prosperity.

Each podcast has helped with the growth of the network and has also helped bring more listeners to a variety of our network’s other shows. At this time, I want to attempt to say “thanks” to everyone. Thank you to all the shows that have broadcast on The Marching Podcast Network, the people that have helped with audio quality and creative presentation, and last but not least our sponsors and patrons that allow us to broadcast during peak hours (please see the list below for more details). Special thanks to Collin Welbon our Director of Editing, who just recently boosted his career by taking a new job editing for a software company where he lives in San Francisco but will still be able to edit our posts. Another special thanks to all the experts that call in and help me host the 90 Degree Show.

Podcasts Shows:

Talking HBCU News with The Reeds

That’s What I’m Talking About with David Thompson and Howard Payne

Medicina with Irene Vizcarra

The Wright Way with Bert Wright

Eight to Five with Chris Jones

Brass WoodSheddin’ with Avery McFadden

Percussion WoodSheddin’ with Kerian Cox

Panelists:

Troy Milton

Marice Bailey

Rashad Watters

Tyrone McCollumn

Vibert Garraway

Steve Johnson

Brian Rose

Garrett Edgerson

Audio Quality and Creative Presentation:

David Thompson – Male voice over, suggested the Blue Yeti

John Pickens – Gave us applications to record Skype calls and suggestions for audio editing

Erika Jones Purvis – Female Voice-over

Jarrett Carter Sr. of HBCU Digest – Listening to his show was the final influence that got us started

BlogTalkRadio University and BTR Support

Sponsors and Patrons:

Howard Payne (Patron)

Liquid Effex Photography

Big Deal Fundraising

Universal Credit Sources

Bandhead.Org and HBCUBands.com

Marching 8 to 5

HBCUNews.net

Block Band Music

Brass Literature from McFadden

HaiRez

ALL LEVELS

Arban: Complete Conservatory Method, ed. Goldman and Smith (C. Fischer)

Saint-Jacome: Grand Method (C. Fischer)

BEGINNER

Clarke: Elementary Studies (C. Fischer)

Robinson: Rubank Elementary Method (Rubank)

Gordon: Physical Approach to Elementary Brass Playing (C. Fischer)

INTERMEDIATE – ADVANCED

Clarke: Technical Studies (C. Fischer)

The Allen Vizzutti Trumpet Method, Books 1-3 (Alfred)

Schlossberg: Daily Drills and Technical Studies (M. Baron)

Smith: Lip Flexibility (C. Fischer)

Colin: Advanced Lip Flexibilities (C. Colin)

Gower and Voxman (ed.): Rubank Advanced Method (Rubank)

Chavanne: 25 Characteristic Studies, ed. Voisin (International) Stamp: Warm-ups plus Studies (Editions Bim)

DIFFICULT

Charlier: Etudes transcendantes (A. Leduc)

Clarke: Characteristic Studies (C. Fischer)

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A New Time with Old Aspirations

Thanks to our sponsors that support the show, we have upgraded The Marching Podcast Network to a new membership with Blog Talk Radio. Along with the new membership comes new functionality which allows us to provide a better show to all our listeners. The best part of this membership is the option to broadcast during peak hours of home entertainment. According to the research conducted by Blog Talk Radio, the highest volume of people are at home and in front of a computer during the hours of 7 PM and 11 PM (EST). Currently, we broadcast at 6 PM on Sundays and 11:30 PM (EST) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but our current format creates a conflict on Sundays with the second set of football games and at 11:30 PM most working people are in the bed asleep. So, after some thought, we decided on the new time slot for The Marching Podcast Network. All of our shows will broadcast live at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in March 2013.

Sight-reading Info from McFadden

A couple of years ago, I asked my good friend Avery for advice on sight-reading.  Avery has touched on this a little in some of the previous episodes but I found an email he wrote me on sight-reading, and I wanted to share it with you.

Thirty-two Etudes for Trumpet or Cornet by Sigmund Hering

Remember, just keep it slow, and use a metronome to practice.  Break them down into like 8 bars at a time, and speed it up as you get more comfortable with it.  Before you try to run it down the first time, look at for a minute, and try to recognize scale and arpeggio patters, and rhythms that you are not familiar with.  Try signing them on beat before you attempt to play.

Frequency of the shows

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.

The Premier of the WoodSheddin Show

We are proud to annouce the premier of the WoodSheddin Show on The Marching Podcast Network June 24, 2012. The episode will be titled Woodsheddin for Brass with Avery McFadden. The Woodsheddin show will be a podcast on instrumentation development and as the show gains more resources the episodes will get more and more specific to an individual instrument and as popularity goes we will decide to have live woodsheddin shows for people to call in and talk with the instructor. Right now Avery is the only teacher with the network but we hope that to change in the future. Avery was a music teacher in the New York School system and still has private students. He finished Jackson State with his undergrad in Music Education and a Masters in Music from Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. Avery was my crab brother in the band and was my roommate through college.

I stated this on the other blog but he was my best man and I was his best man and we work well together. Right now the episode will be on general brass performance. The details of the show are still TBA but we want the teacher to focus on specific skills because of the 30 timeframe. This will go by fast so we don’t want to prepare for lots of information but focus on two or three topics at a time maybe 4 at the most. The instructor will give their knowledge on the subject but I will ask questions during the process to make sure people are following or if people out there have a question something he is saying. We have set a date for June 24th and we want our viewers to be excited and prepared for woodsheddin for brass with Avery Mcfadden! That will be June 24, 2012 at 6pm eastern time presented to you by the marching podcast and blog talk radio. Special thanks to Avery for committing his time, because he has two young children and I know how I feel with just one. Tonight I will be calling him on skype to test the sound quality of our conversation and sending him the audio file to listen.

Upcoming from The Marching Podcast Network

Today is the world premier of the choppin it up show with our first guest Jarrett Carter Sr. We also have the next Choppin it up episode with Gregory Johnson next week the 17th which is Father’s Day. Our next set of interviews I am still deciding on because I don’t want to do too many interviews without putting out the last two shows. WoodSheddin is going to be a podcast and with some episodes to be taped live. We would like to have resident instructors that will give a lesson at the least once every two months. We would prefer a lesson per month but we want to crawl before we walk. In addition giving out this type of information for free we have to prepare to be realistic. Of course as the popularity of the network changes so will this. We will use Skype to talk with our instructor and I will use Audacity to record the conversation. Once the file is created I can play that file during the episode time. Listeners will not be able to call in but for Woodsheddin we will concentrate on the archive listeners. My first instructor will be Avery McFadden, my best friend from college and the best man at my first wedding. I was also the best man at his wedding so we are looking forward to working together. He will give trumpet instruction and I have to find more people who teach more instruments. I will have to advertise for the remainder of positions. The format of the show is still under construction. I will find similar podcasts on learning an instrument to see how we will use the 30 minutes. I will also leave this somewhat up to the teacher that is giving the lesson.

The last piece of this puzzle other than getting a website going which we have decided to go with Hostgator, is the format of the Blunote show. My idea is to contact some of my old band directors to see what they want in a recruiting resource. The first people who come to mind are Michael Magruder, Paul Adams and Duncan Gray. I would like these directors or any directors to be guests on the blunote show or guest on choppin it up depending on how the blunote show will run. I don’t really see having an interview with the director because that will be too much like CIT, but I would like to have them speak on a show to help with the recruiting aspect. We also want the blunote show to have some interaction through the website. Uploading video or audio of an audition and have them highlighted on the show. We would like for them to contact the show to put themselves out there but we will need more consultation to develop the Blunote show. Check out Choppin it up with Jarrett Carter Sr. creator of HBCU Digest today at 6pm eastern time at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/marchingpodcast/2012/06/10/the-90-degree-show