The CW network is set to bring HBCU band culture to the mainstream with “March,” a new docuseries focused on Prairie View A&M University’s band, The Marching Storm.
Set to premiere on Jan. 24, the eight-episode series will follow the lives of both the band members and the faculty and staff that support them – a total of 300 people. The series will spend five weeks on Monday nights at 8:00pm ET, before moving to its final time slot on Sunday nights at 9:00pm, the network said in a press release.
“March” will dedicate screen time to all sections of the band – including drum majors, dancers and the flag team – as they balance a rigorous course schedule and their goals of academic success, with all of the time and pressure required to compete as one of the most prestigious HBCU music programs.
In 2021, The Marching Storm became the highest ranked HBCU band, and this series will capture the “pressure-filled journey” that earned them that title, including performances at homecoming, Texas A&M and Southern University. Along the way, the series will also spotlight Prairie View’s legacy and shed light on the importance of marching bands within HBCU culture.
According to Deadline, “March” is the second show added to CW’s 2022 schedule that is centered around Historically Black Colleges. In May, the network announced a spin-off of their popular high school football drama, “All American.”
*Image courtesy of Prairie View A&M Marching Band Instagram*