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Post by mightyhorn » Thu Nov 20, 2003 3:10 pm

We played Bravura this fall. Sure enough, in our first review,
SIX OTHER BANDS PLAYED IT!!
Others overplayed: Thunderer

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Post by TMR Quint Kid » Thu Nov 20, 2003 3:23 pm

yes i agree, as much as i like the song, I think the gladiator should go...

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Post by ODannyBoi » Thu Nov 20, 2003 3:36 pm

snarimba wrote:west side story....and then they always have the pit play the cool bongo stuff in mambo....but it's way overdone
At a recent SCSBOA conferrence workshop, overplayed field show themes were discussed. The top 2?

#1 West Side Story
#2 Latin/Latin Jazz (ala Malaguena, Malaga, etc.)

The point was not that playing these themes was bad. One of the best shows I've seen this year was primarily Spanish (Granada Hills... Good Job, Al :bow: ). It's just that everyone has been there/marched that, so if you're going to program this music, make sure you bring something new to the table and you bring it well. 8-)
Daniel J. Magallanes
Director of Bands,
Monrovia H.S. - Monrovia, CA
www.MonroviaMusic.org

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