SU's Edgerson listed among top five viewed on YouTube


Southern University's Garrett Edgerson is listed among the top five watched YouTube Channels showcasing a marching band in a Huffington Post article, "Five Must-Visit Sites For HBCU Marching Band Fans," published January 21.


Edgerson's YouTube Channel, which predominantly features video highlights and performances of the Southern University 'Human Jukebox' Marching Band, is the most watched in SWAC Conference and beyond, said the article written by Jarrett L. Carter with HBCU Digest.


While Edgerson is the official videographer for the Human Jukebox - he started recording the band in 2010 - his YouTube channel has clips from several other SWAC and high school bands.


"It is amazing," Edgerson said of being recognized by the Huffington Post.  "I did not expect it."


The 2013 SU graduate said the owner of the Marching Band podcast website recently contacted him for a quote in response to him being mentioned in the article. Edgerson said he was surprised by the request because he was unaware that he was mentioned in a list for top five sites.


He said a many people have congratulated him after the article was spread on Facebook. "Administrators have come to me saying they like what I am doing for the school," said the New Orleans native.


Edgerson has a degree in Computer Science. Video production became something he taught himself on the side. But, he is considering making a career out of it with other projects he has up his sleeves. The projects would be videos involving the university, he said. "I want to make the university more visible to the public eye," said Edgerson.


When asked what he wants people to know about him, Edgerson chuckled, saying "I never marched in the band at Southern."


Edgerson said that being from New Orleans, the city where parades are plentiful, has given him a passion for bands. His family was relocated to Arizona in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. But, Edgerson kept up with SU's band, adding that he always knew he was coming to Southern because of the 'Human Jukebox.'


Southern University is glad that he chose the best place to continue his education.


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