Point And Drive Examines The Powerful Culture Behind HBCU Marching Bands
Want to check out the real ‘Drumline’ and the powerful marching band that has been setting the standard for years?
A new documentary examines the rich history behind HBCU bands and namely the world famous The Florida A&M University Marching 100…
Starring Grammy Winning Jazz legends like Scotty Barnhart, Wycliffe Gordon and Vincent Gardner, all of whom are alumni of the ground-breaking marching band and university, popular artists like Dwele, and a host of alumni from all “fields” of expertise, Point and Drive explores this tightly-knit underground culture that is the marching band. Shot over a three-year time period with unprecedented access, the film intimately explores what it takes to make the band, how it’s founder Dr. William P. Foster formed the band at the height of segregation, it’s historic rise, unexpected fall, and comeback after a 2011 hazing death which almost stopped the music from playing – indefinitely.
Through original interviews, music, live performances, dancing and rare archival footage and images, we learn that the process of mastering Point and Drive, which is actually the form of precision marching that makes the famed band so eye catching, is so much more – it transfers into an innate bar of excellence that is the measurement and standard for success in their lives.
Point and Drive tells the story of how the vision and passion of one soul can shape the lives of many, and the necessity of fighting to sustain what you believe in – no matter what happens. It is a story for people of all ages, one that will inspire, educate, and provoke a spirit of excellence.
Check out the trailer below:
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