Best marches

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Feefee, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. Feefee

    Feefee Member

    Sorry if this as already been a topic before but what are your favourite marches!
    Me, myself likes Punchinello, The Dambusters march, Cross of honour plus more which i cant remember at the moment!
    So what do you like?
  2. ComputerBloke

    ComputerBloke Member

    Got to be Bramwyn and BB&CF
  3. Feefee

    Feefee Member

    what is bbb&cg? (confused!!!!!)
  4. ComputerBloke

    ComputerBloke Member

    It stands for something like British Band & Contest Field.
    I think it used to be a publication years ago.
    Sorry if it is not quite right.

    It's the name of an old (brown) march, and it's great.
  5. ComputerBloke

    ComputerBloke Member

    Goes something like:

    Daaa Da Deeeeee Da Da Di Di Di Di Di Di Di Di Di Di Di Di Dum
    Daaa Da Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    Daaa Da Deeeeee Da Da Di Di Di Di Di Di Di Di Di Di Di Di Dum
    Daaa Da Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Daaa Da Deeeeee Da Da Di Di Di Doo
    Deeeeee Da Da Di Di Di Doo
    Deeeeee Da Da Di Di Di Di Di Di Dum
    Daaa Da Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    (cornet solo)
    Dum Diddle Diddle
    Dum Diddle Diddle
    Dum Diddle Diddle
    Duuuuuum Dum Dum Diddle Diddle Diddle Dum etc...

    Well, you get the picture :D
  6. fitzy

    fitzy Active Member

    Ravenswood is a ripper. (I think there has already been a thread like this on here. Might have been a while ago)
  7. Griffin

    Griffin Active Member

    I always thought it was Band B*****D & Conductor F*****
    ...didnt think it was right!

    My favourite is Army of the Nile, then Ravenswood, New Colonial, and Castle Coch
  8. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Bramwyn kicks ass, its awesome but hard work on the arm!!!!!

    I rather enjoy O.R.B as well, and listening to trombones (try to) play Mid West March
  9. BbBill

    BbBill Supporting Member

    I quite like Goldrest, which we did for the 1st time at out last contest in Jedbourgh, complete with the singing which was a good laugh! But you can't beat the likes of Punchinello, Ravenswood, Death or Glory, Viva Berkinshaw, Emblem of the Army etc, good ol' marches!! :metal:
  10. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Le Regiment de Sambre et Muese (sp?) - because it's used for Script Ohio
    Marching Onward - because of the wonderful timbrel part and...
    Thunder & Blazes because it just kicks ****
  11. Craigsav83

    Craigsav83 Active Member

    I think my two favourite marches have to be The Cossack and Ravenswood.

    The Cossack was the first march I ever contested with, and Ravenswood has a belter of a soprano line :D
  12. HBB

    HBB Active Member



    The 'Wizard' is class!


    I got the silverware to prove it!
  14. pjb120

    pjb120 Member

    Oh my god, I cant believe I worked out which march it was from this! It is indeed a great march - ORB's a gudd'n too;)
  15. johnflugel

    johnflugel Active Member

    ORB, The Wizard, Ravenswood are all great.

    The daddy for me though is 'Praise'...totally original even 50 or so years on.
  16. SuperHorn

    SuperHorn Member

    Ravenswood (Super Solo Horn part - not an offbeat in sight)
    The Elephant
    The Cossack
    Belford's Carnival March
  17. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    O.R.B - still my favourite
    Salome (Rimmer)
    Padstow Lifeboat
    County Palatine
    Honest Toil - best cornet solo line - 1st repeat!
    Glemdene - which I always thought was awful (being in two sharps it never sounded quite right, all those top A's....ow!) - until I heard Navigation Brass play it one Whit Friday - wow!
    and.... Standard of St.George - which signalled the start of my married life!
  18. Ste69

    Ste69 Member

    All of the above - Excellent -

    There's also one that I played many moons ago back in West Yorkshire - Can't even remember who wrote it but the march is called "Belphegor" - Absolutely Great:rolleyes: - ahhhh... the memories
  19. missflugel

    missflugel Member

    People seem to be forgetting the wonderful Mephistopheles. Its my fave march of all time, closely followed by the Whit Friday legends that are Ravenswood and ORB.

    Jo x
  20. ComputerBloke

    ComputerBloke Member

    ^ I'll second that. Mephie is great.
    We've done it a few times over the tops and it rocks!!