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B-CU Student Starts Internship Awarded through National Band Competition

July 10, 2008

On January 26, Bethune-Cookman University sophomore Jared Brown played a featured saxophone solo with the Marching Wildcats at the Honda Battle of the Bands. Five months later, he is in Los Angeles doing an internship at Twentieth Century Fox studios that already has included a turn conducting the Fox-TV orchestra. He recently was interviewed on L.A."™s Fox Channel 11 about the experience.

Jared is the first-ever winner of the Fox Music Experience, a collaborative effort of the Fox Entertainment Group, Honda, and MySpace. He was selected for the honor after the B-CU Marching Wildcats were voted favorite marching band out of the 10 HBCU"™s that participated in the Honda Battle of the Bands.

According to information provided by the Fox Entertainment Group, the prize includes an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles, where Jared will:

  •  Personally meet with the President of Fox Music
  • Enjoy a private tour of the Fox movie studio lot
  • Intern with a film, television and MySpace executive
  • Experience television, film and music production first-hand
  • Participate in a Fox entertainment industry immersion program

To watch Jared's appearances on L.A.'s Fox Channel 11, go to:

Title: Teen Musician from Atlanta Earns FOX Music Internship


Description: Jared Brown's version of "Amazing Grace" blew away the competition in the "Battle of the Bands." Now, the Atlanta native and Bethune-Cookman University student is getting the chance of a lifetime... an internship where he'll learn from some of the best musicians in the business. Hal Eisner has this talented teen's story from the FOX Studios in Century City.

Title: Jared Brown Wins FOX Music Internship


Description: Jared Brown, a student from Bethune-Cookman University, is the winner of the first FOX Music Experience Award. His amazing sax performance in "Battle of the Bands" got him the top spot in the competition. Check it out as Jared joins the GDLA crew on set for this interview.

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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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