Marching Storm Archives - Academic Affairs

A Closer Look at PVAMU’s Director of Bands

Prairie View A&M University’s Director of Bands, Dr. Timmey Zachery, always has a group of students around him. They call him “Dr. Z.” “The nature of my work motivates you to be the best. It is all about the students,” said Zachery. “If this were Star Wars, I would be Yoda, simply, leading my students [...]

Experiencing “The 369th Experience”

On Memorial Day, six Marching Storm members presented as part of the 369th Experience band in New York. PVAMU’s David Otinwa, David Burrows, Shawn Smith, Aaron Cosse, Christopher Quiroz, and Jacob Paul Tatum and dozens of other HBCU student musicians are a part of the band, which commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the WWI Regiment [...]

Marching Storm Performs at 2018 Honda Battle of the Bands

“The Storm” captivated thousands at the 16th annual Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase in Atlanta on January 27. This was the 8th year for the band to perform at the event. “This was a culmination of an outstanding season. I mean, the laws of band apply, where you get a brand new [...]

A Fall Semester to Remember for the Marching Storm

Take cover! It’s definitely “Storm Season” for the Marching Storm at Prairie View A&M University. The band performed in front of their largest audience yet at the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. They were picked from nearly 200 applicants to be one of ten bands that headlined the nationally-televised event. “I am excited for the [...]

Hundreds of Students Rock “The Hill” on High School Band Day

More than 800 students from nearly a dozen high schools from around Texas played their hearts out at Prairie View A&M University’s Panther Stadium for High School Band Day. “Each year around June, we solicit participation from various schools for High School Band Day,” said Dr. Timmey Zachery, PVAMU’s Director of Bands. “For this year’s [...]