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Ground-Breaking Documentary “Point and Drive” Gives Intimate & Exciting View of the HBCU Marching Band Phenomenon

March 14, 2014 Leave a comment

 Ground-Breaking Documentary “Point and Drive” 

 Gives Intimate & Exciting View of the HBCU Marching Band Phenomenon


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New York, NY – (March 4, 2014) – Everyone loves a high-spirited marching band, but few know what it takes to land one of the coveted spots on the field, and many will be amazed at where these musicians end up in life once their band uniforms are hung up for good.

Conceptualized, directed and produced by visual architect Brandi Mitchell, a graduate of Florida A&M University and alumna of the school’s trailblazing Marching 100, Point and Drive gives viewers an up close look at the evolution and impact of the country’s top marching bands, and how they equip their members to be driven and pursue excellence in every area of life.  The underlying theme of the documentary, which profiles successful marching band alumni, is “who did you become because of music?” Read more…


Film Producer Rob Hardy to Keynote 18th Annual Black History Luncheon

January 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Rob Hardy LOS ANGELES – The Florida A&M University (FAMU) National Alumni Association Southern California Chapter presents the 18th Annual Black History Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, 251 South Olive Street. Using the theme “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: 125 Years of FAMU Legacy” the keynote speaker will be film producer Rob Hardy of Rainforest Films.

“Rob Hardy is a shining example of the caliber of leaders produced by the black college experience,” said Monique Brackett, chapter president. “He has a degree in engineering from Florida A&M, yet was confident enough in himself and the foundation he received in college to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. The level of artistry Rainforest Films produces is a positive reflection of the African American community, and we’re proud to have him share our stories with the world.” Read more…


November 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usFlorida A&M University President James H. Ammons announces that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded FAMU an education and research grant totaling $15 million. This is the largest single grant awarded in the history of the University.

Tallahassee, FL ( — Florida A&M University (FAMU) has been awarded an education and research grant totaling $15 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to meet the agency’s workforce needs in areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that support NOAA’s mission. This is the largest single grant awarded in the history of the University.

“One of the highest criteria used to determine the quality of a university is the level of extramural funding and quality of research taking place by faculty and the funding obtained for them to conduct research on a regular basis,” said FAMU President James H. Ammons. “This announcement proves that Florida A&M University meets that standard of excellence.” Read more…

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