The show premiers on Lifetime today.

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Alabama State University marching band reality show set to premiere Friday on Lifetime

Viewers across the nation will get an inside look at Alabama State University’s Mighty Marching Hornets on Friday when a new reality show centered around the band premieres on Lifetime.

“Bama State Style,” which began filming in August, will focus on the time and effort the Mighty Marching Hornets puts into creating its half-time shows and other performances. It will include footage from practices, performances, interviews with band members and more.

“This is a unique and wonderful opportunity to share with the public, through the A&E Network, our incredible university, and to let the world see how we nurture our ASU band members into becoming good musicians and motivate them to become great students academically,” Professor James Oliver, band director for the Mighty Marching Hornets, said in August.

In 2012, the Alabama State University marching band was featured in a online miniseries, called “Magic Before the Classic,” for the National Black Television Network.