What's your march?

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Re: What's your march?

Post by dmcoach » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:34 pm

War March of the Tartars :D
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Re: What's your march?

Post by LoyalTubist » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:49 pm

I spent about a third of my time in the US Army band program as a tuba player in Berlin, Germany. I spent a lot of time visiting the other side of the Berlin Wall (it's OK, guys... it was permitted...)

There was one march that the East German Air Force Band played that I really loved (with an amazing tuba part) called Stadion Marsch. I always thought that would be a good one for band reviews.

Sometimes, if things aren't doing so well, I have Percy Grainger's Children's March: Over the Hills and Far Away. That one always lift my spirits. Someone should try to play that on the street (not an arrangement) without the piano part, but all the other percussion. I think it would work.

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Re: What's your march?

Post by Squirtle » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:54 pm

The Elephant- James Ord Hume

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Re: What's your march?

Post by jasonlicious » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:29 pm

The Purple Carnival and 76 Trombones!
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Re: What's your march?

Post by bandshmuck » Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:03 am

definitely the opening solo in Valdres. it happens to be trumpet instead of clarinet in my head...

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Re: What's your march?

Post by Kuxica » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:40 pm

twinmomma wrote: And sometimes, Under the Double Eagle.
While I made a brief trip out to San Diego last week, I was sitting outside a friend's house and here comes a plumbers truck playing under the double eagle. I thought to myself, He must be a band geek :rotf:

I find myself humming Washington Grays, Purple Carnival, and Bullets and Bayonets. On occasion I sometimes catch myself also doing Boys of the Old brigade, Golden Bear, Colonel Bogey, and the trio for the southerner. I guess I don't really have just one but I realize that sometimes I get the marches mixed up and start going from the intro of one into the trio of another or stupid things like getting the intro of Boys of the old brigade and the lion tamer mixed up.
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Post by twinmomma » Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:07 pm

When I was in high school we played bullets and bayonets and somehow it was always affectionately called Guns and Roses. LOL
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Re: What's your march?

Post by JLGORMAN » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:23 am

1. British Eighth(but only if played by a British Band, their trumpets sound a battle cry during the trio and break strain)

2. Men of Harlech(Spend 6 months in the UK and listen to Katherine Jenkins and Bryn Terfel and you too will believe the Welsh are the world best singers)
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Re: What's your march?

Post by Camaro guy » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:07 pm

The March from The First Suite For Military Band by Holst.

However...if I hear ANY march early in the day it seems to stick in my head for hours.
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Re: What's your march?

Post by oreocookis » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:22 pm

I guess for me it depends on what Im working on ( in the community band I play in) or what the high school does or even the elem. bands I teach. Currently I have March Grandioso stuck in my head... my elem. bands are playing that in a April concert in our Attendance area concert. ( our district has 5 high schools, 5 junior highs and a million elem. schools, so we split up into attendance areas in relation to the high school.... My attendance area is American..) Its a great concert, we have the elem. bands: beginning, intermediate and advanced ( the 6 schools from our attendance area), junior high and the American high band all do a combined concert, each group plays separately and then the jr.high/ and High school plays a combined march together.
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Re: What's your march?

Post by Marching Band Guy » Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:59 pm

Mostly, I hum to these...

*Zacatecas (Mexican March)
*Under the Double Eagle
*Boys of the Old Brigade
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Re: What's your march?

Post by Kuxica » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:14 pm

JLGORMAN wrote:1. British Eighth(but only if played by a British Band, their trumpets sound a battle cry during the trio and break strain)

2. Men of Harlech(Spend 6 months in the UK and listen to Katherine Jenkins and Bryn Terfel and you too will believe the Welsh are the world best singers)

I think the question is, what march do you catch yourself humming to, so I am not sure if you meant that these are the marches you like the most or if these are the marches that YOU hum to.
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Re: What's your march?

Post by shaynoodle » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:33 pm

Under The Double Eagle :D
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Re: What's your march?

Post by JFKDMinor » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:10 pm

Faeiries Aire and the Death Waltz

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Re: What's your march?

Post by Chapagne » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:34 am

As much as I love band, I must be doing it wrong. The song that pops in to my head the most is the bass line from "Cygnus X1" by Rush.
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