B-CU band profiled on Netflix
'Marching Orders' looks behind the scenes at The Pride
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
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
"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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