ASU’s marching band will showcase their road to the Magic City Classic in October with a partnership with NBTV Live Media Network with the mini series “Magic Before the Classic.”
Filming, which started August 5, 2012, will begin their journey at the start of the band’s preseason camp and run all the way to the first “Battle of the Bands” between ASU and Alabama A&M at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Friday, October 26, the night before the Magic City Classic football game.
“I am truly excited about this deal,” says band director James Oliver. “It is a major accomplishment for the band program and our great university.”
The agreement will net the ASU program $125,000 over a five-year period, in addition to royalties from online sales.
Funds from the show will be used to support the Marching Band program.
NBTV is an online news and information delivery service, headquartered in Atlanta. With worldwide bureaus, NBTV is promoted as the first 24-hour online broadcasting network in the world.