B-CU band profiled on Netflix

'Marching Orders' looks behind the scenes at The Pride

B-CU's Marching Band, The Pride, is the subject of a new 12-part series. Photo courtesy of B-CU.
B-CU's Marching Band, The Pride, is the subject of a new 12-part series. Photo courtesy of B-CU.

     I, along with my Twitter timeline, was ecstatic the moment I found out the Marching Wildcats were getting their own Netflix show. The band has been the heartbeat of our school spirit and the sound of our times of Bethune-Cookman. So, the thought of millions of viewers being able to witness the same greatness I can get to watch unfold in between classes everyday was beyond me. It is no secret that marching bands have been a part of the rich heritage at a lot of our HBCUs for decades now. When the stands at football games are filled on a Saturday afternoon, half the crowd is there waiting for halftime to see the Marching 300 and the 14 Karat Dancers take the field and put on a show. "Marching Orders" is a 12-part docuseries chronicling the life of being a part of the marching band led by Donovan V. Wells while offering a true glimpse of perfectionist-like work ethic that has become responsible for the band's undefeated record. For us, "Marching Orders" is a proud moment to see that pride of our school reclaim the national spotlight they rightfully deserve. But for everyone else, this is an all-access pass to finally see the show behind the curtain that's responsible for the producing the electric performances.

                                                                                                                                           By Kalen Murphy

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