Ground-Breaking Documentary “Point and Drive” Gives Intimate & Exciting View of the HBCU Marching Band Phenomenon
Ground-Breaking Documentary “Point and Drive”
Gives Intimate & Exciting View of the HBCU Marching Band Phenomenon
Indiegogo Campaign Running Throughout Month of March To Complete Filming
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…
Florida 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 (BlackNews.com) — 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…