28 Days of Film Screenings + Powerful Talks
February 1 - February 28, 2019
During February 2019, Black History Month, the Point and Drive Foundation will present exclusive screenings of the celebrated and inspiring documentary feature film Point and Drive to be followed by discussion with the film maker Brandi Mitchell and book signing of the just released motivational guide based off the film Point And Drive For Life: The Marching Band Factor, 10 Principles For PLAYING Big In Life and Achieving Your Goals One STEP At a Time.
POINT AND DRIVE, explores intimately the experience of making the most imitated and famous marching band in the world, the Florida A&M University Marching 100 from it's inception during segregation to present day. Known as "America's Band", the film shows for the first time the plight of it's visionary leader and Father of Marching Bands, Dr. William P. Foster, who decided to persevere to create a world class band with all African American musicians at a historically black college after he was told that no colored man could be the director of a university band. Through his denial he would innovate what we know today as the halftime show, create dozens of techniques used by bands worldwide, and expose generations of young musicians to the world through music. The documentary grants behind the scenes access from successful alumni of the "band that became a brand", and covers its beginnings, rise, fall, and comeback after an event that almost stopped the music - forever. Meet these unforgettable voices from various HBCU (Historically Black College and University) Bands that share from their own experiences the rich culture of the HBCU Marching band and what it takes to make the band, persevere beyond circumstance, push past limits, and ultimately who you can become because of music.
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 reminds us that no matter where you are from or where you start, being of excellence and living in your passion can support your dreams and aspirations as you stay the course.
What Happens at the Event?
Exclusive screening of the ground-breaking documentary film
DISCUSSION WITH FILMMAKER & AUTHOR BRANDI MITCHELL
Celebrating The Rhythm of Black Excellence:
POINT AND DRIVE
Driven by Our Past, Focused on Our Future, Made For Now!
Point And Drive For Life: The Marching Band Factor
10 Principles For PLAYING Big In Life And Achieving Your Goals One STEP At a Time
Discussion with Filmmaker & Author Brandi Mitchell
Meet & Greet Reception (Optional)
45 - 60 minutes before or after event
Total Event Activation 3 hrs
(4hrs with reception)
WATCH THE FILM TRAILER
WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER
Choose Your Participation
We would love to partner with you to bring this amazing event to your group or enhance your efforts to support celebrating Black History Month. Simply choose the date for your event or form of sponsorship.
BECOME A HOST
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Please note that the main film series will happen in Atlanta, GA and surrounding areas. If you are outside of Atlanta, there will be an additional travel fee.
Places of interest outside of Georgia are:
Washington DC, Detroit, Jacksonville, Miami, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston
BECOME A SPONSOR
Learn how you can partner with Point and Drive and The Point And Drive Foundation through sponsorship of this film series.
HEAR AND SEE THE IMPACT OF
THE POINT AND DRIVE EXPERIENCE
About the Filmmaker, Author, and Host
Called a Renaissance Woman for her creative ability to fuse entertainment, marketing, inspiration, and storytelling into a purpose-driven brand, Brandi is the owner of KORIS Media, The Package the Product of You Academy, and founder of The Point and Drive Foundation.
About the Point and Drive Foundation
Our mission is to change the world one step at a time through building leaders with the mindset to achieve greatness cultivated through the vehicle of music, marching band, and college and career development.