What's your favorite march?

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What do you prefer?

Stars and Stripes Forever
12
26%
Solid Men to the Front
3
7%
Purple Carnival
16
35%
Nobles of Mystic Shrine
1
2%
Army of the Nile
14
30%
 
Total votes: 46

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What's your favorite march?

Post by AzhlackDMPiccolo » Sat Jun 11, 2005 7:33 pm

What is your favorite march/marches? and who are they by?
mine:
1. Stars and Stripes Forever.. Sousa
2. Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.. Sousa
3. The Middy.. K. Alford
4. Purple Carnival... k or h Alford.. i forgot..

it's from best to some what eh best.. WOO... and have you played them?? us.. well we might be playing the middy next year.. purple carnival we played 1987.. stars and stripes.. 1978.. Army of nile.. 1984. nobles: 2000
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Post by Rick_James » Sat Jun 11, 2005 8:04 pm

Purple Carnival
Power and Glory
Rifle Regiment
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Post by Rich » Sat Jun 11, 2005 8:15 pm

thats the hardest question ever. umm...i love, glorious victory, bullets n bayonets, washington grays, gloria, eagle squadron, belle of chicago, jubilee, men in grey, chimes of liberty, solid men to the front, french national defile...so many others i cant think of right now.

although i cant wait for the day i can write a parade routine to washington grays....oh..

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Post by wjs05 » Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:49 pm

Let's see:

The conqueror
Washington grays
Purple Pageant


I wish I could have seen or heard Rancho Bernardo's rendition of Washington Grays and Rifle Regiment.

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Post by Heyoo85 » Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:29 pm

hmmmmm

from what ive heard so far...

Shrewsberry Fair, Revelation, Solid Men to the Front!, Joyce's 71st, British 8th, S&S Forever, The Royal Welsh Fusiliers, The Southerner, March of the Women Marines, Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, Big Jeff, The Bell of Chicago, The Showman, Billboard,


I'm sure there are alot more...

then agian, who doesnt love a well played march?
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Post by Jakob der ludner » Sun Jun 12, 2005 8:45 am

Heyoo85 wrote: then agian, who doesnt love a well played march?
Agreed. I like Purple Carnival and National Emblem the most, but I'm just an crazy march loving freak, so anyone of them work.
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Post by AzhlackDMPiccolo » Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:17 am

ok.. so is there a website where i can listen to the marches... like the WHOLE march w/out haviong to buy a cd or anything????? :?:
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Post by Hostrauser » Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:23 am

1. Purple Carnival (Harry Alford)
2. Blaze Away! (Abraham Holzmann)
3. Boys of the Old Brigade (W. Paris Chambers)
4. The Cossack (William Rimmer)
5. Washington Grays (Claudio Grafulla)

Honorable Mentions:
Golden Bear (Joseph Richards)
Pride of the Wolverines (John Philip Sousa)
On the Campus (John Philip Sousa)
Riders for the Flag (John Philip Sousa)
Joyce's 71st NY Regiment (T. Boyer/M. Lake)
Army of the Nile (Kenneth Alford)
Farewell to a Slavic Woman (Vassily Agapkin)
Neddermeyer Triumphal (Karl King)
Cyrus the Great (Karl King)
Sells-Floto Triumphal (Karl King)

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Post by Hostrauser » Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:30 am

AzhlackDMPiccolo wrote:ok.. so is there a website where i can listen to the marches... like the WHOLE march w/out haviong to buy a cd or anything????? :?:
BOOKMARK THIS SITE.

About 50 marches free to downland, performed by the USAF band...

http://www.af.mil/band/marches.asp

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Post by musiclife » Sun Jun 12, 2005 1:12 pm

ive never played any of those marches, but ive heard the army of the nile march. yea..... i like washington greys, national emblem, and freelance march. ohhh and commando march!!!

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Post by lowbrass89 » Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:53 pm

here my top 5
1) Rolling Thunder- Henry Fillmore- maybe for concert
2) Purple Carnival- might be my senior year march- Hary Alford
3) Chimes of Liberty- Edwin Franko Goldman- next years march
4) Rifle Regiment- Sousa- last years march
5) Glorious Victory- Freshman year march

1 and 2 depend on how strong our trombone section is but with the 2 freshman trombones were gettingnext year this 2 marches will be a good march for trombones with more then 5 people playing there part right

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Post by guardthepiccolo » Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:32 pm

hmm

1)unter der admirals flagge
2)in storm and sunshine
3)carry on
4)general mitchell
5)purple carnival
6)through bolts and bars
7)arnhem
8)bb&cf
9)farewell to a slavic woman
10)sonntag ists

yeah i think that's my top 10. i switch around a lot though. but those are generally my favs, with the new addition of carry on, which i realize is amazing.
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Post by Hostrauser » Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:29 am

PantherBandFreak wrote:hmm

1)unter der admirals flagge
2)in storm and sunshine
3)carry on
4)general mitchell
5)purple carnival
6)through bolts and bars
7)arnhem
8)bb&cf
9)farewell to a slavic woman
10)sonntag ists

yeah i think that's my top 10. i switch around a lot though. but those are generally my favs, with the new addition of carry on, which i realize is amazing.
That it is, it probably should've made my honorable mentions list. Do you have a copy of "Glorious Victory"? Notice how the intros to Carry On and Glorious Victory are almost exactly identical? :)

I think "In Storm and Sunshine" is a bit overrated. *I* used to overrate it, even. It sounds like a great march until you've heard 300-400 of them, and then it doesn't seem so good any more.

Sonntag Ist's is a march I wouldn't mind finding on CD...

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Post by lilpitprincess » Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:19 pm

I'm not very "march literate" but I love Purple Carnival (freshman year march) and Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company (sophomore year march) I'm also quite partial to Hands Across the Sea (we played it in concert in Austrailia, I don't think I've ever seen it on the street) I just really love Sousa stuff :lol:
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Post by shagadalex » Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:38 pm

I'm partial to:
Voice of the Guns
Colossus of Columbia
Invincible Eagle
The Directorate
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
Crosley March
Joyce's
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