How the Marching Band Series ‘March’ Looked for Black Joy in a Time of Turmoil (Exclusive Video)

June 10, 2022

Beyonce may have rocked Coachella in 2018 when she turned her headlining show at that festival into a tribute to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, complete with full marching band. But lots of other people had already known all about the remarkable musical tradition, and particularly the marching band tradition, at HBCUs – and the makers of “March,” a documentary series produced by Stage 13 and airing on the CW, were definitely among those in the know.

“In 2015, 2016 (we made) a series about an amazing marching band at Bethune-Cookman University in Central Florida … and we became obsessed with this world,” “March” executive producer and Stage 13 head of unscripted Sheri Scorca told awards editor Steve Pond at a virtual screening as part of TheWrap’s 2022 Awards Season Screening Series. “You start going down rabbit holes where you watch all the different bands online … And then in 2019, right before everything shut down, we went to the Texas State Fair Classic and saw Grambling versus Prairie View and absolutely were blown away.”

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