Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats have a new reason to brag! From having a student receive a scholarship from Beyonce, to now having its marching band featured in a new Netflix original series called "Marching Orders." The unscripted first season of the show was filmed in 2016 and has 12 episodes, which can be streamed now on Netflix.
Viewers get a chance at a behind the scenes look of what it's like to be not only in an HBCU marching band, but to dance for one as well. It features members in practices, traveling, trying to keep up and maintaining a balance in life while still trying to make their families proud.
The show was produced by Gigantic Productions, a company out of New York City. They reached out to B-CU band director Donovan Wells after seeing one of the bands amazing performances. But of course, this isn't their first encounter with the big screen. They were a competing band in the movie Drumline and they've even performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and at Walt Disney World.
To read more about how the series came about, click here to read an article by The Daytona Beach News-Journal.