ASPiRE TO PREMIERE BAMA STATE STYLE
The Mighty Marching Hornets take the field January 10 at 8 p.m. ET
ATLANTA – December 14, 2016 – ASPiRE (@tvASPiRE), the network that presents authentic portrayals of Black and urban culture, announced today that they are the new television home of Bama State Style. The reality show features Alabama State University’s famous Mighty Marching Hornets – the esteemed marching band known throughout the collegiate world for their amazing mashups and dance collaboration with Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards. The Mighty Marching Hornets can also currently be seen in the movie Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. The series begins as five candidates audition for the season’s top position: Head Drum Major. Meanwhile, the gorgeous Stingettes and the plus-sized Honey Beez kick off their seasons with a bang. Bama State Style will premiere Tuesday, January 10 at 8 p.m. ET.
“Bama State Style is the perfect addition to the ASPiRE lineup as we continue to be the destination for HBCU programming,” said Melissa Ingram, vice president and channel manager, ASPiRE. “ASPiRE is committed to showcasing the lifestyle and infectious pride of historically black colleges reflective of their value to the African-American community.”
“We are excited about the opportunity to continue to showcase our students and University on a nationwide level. Bama State Style showcases the efforts, talents and hard work to our audience,” said Dr. James Oliver. “We are honored that ASPiRE is allowing the Mighty Marching Hornets to tell our story on our new home, where everybody has a chance to be inspired.”
Bama State Style is produced by Tremendous! Entertainment. Executive Producers are Colleen Needles Steward, Shannon Keenan Demers, Tim Hamilton, Jennifer Colbert and Brendon Carter. ASPiRE has acquired Bama State Style from A+E Networks. ASPiRE will air eight one-hour episodes including four previously aired episodes and four never-before-seen episodes.