Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) “Marching 100” band member Ralph Jean-Paul has been selected for a summer internship with the Fox Music Experience in Los Angeles, Calif.
“He is an outstanding leader and musician,” said Julian White, Ph.D., director of FAMU band. “Additionally, Ralph has participated in the Collegiate All Star Bands for Florida and the HBCU National Consortium. I am indeed proud that this prestigious internship experience is provided by Honda for Ralph Jean-Paul.”
Jean-Paul is a senior music education major from Miami, Fla., and currently the band president.
“When I was told that I got the internship, it was almost unreal,” said Jean Paul. “I’ve had plenty accomplishments dealing with music, but nothing like this.”
The future intern hopes to network and gain knowledge from this experience.
“I’m happy they [HBOB] chose FAMU and with all the great publicity we’ve been getting, it only allows us to reach another pedestal of exposure.”
The Fox Music Experience is a music internship/immersion program that works in conjunction with the Honda Battle of the Bands to help expose HBCU student musicians to the broader world of music and entertainment.
“This unique experience is being offered to only two students from two of the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase bands,” said Barbara Ponce, manager of the American Honda Motor Company.
Launched last year, the program offers two student musicians the opportunity to spend a few weeks in the summer working on the Twentieth Century Fox studio lot learning film and television music production first hand.