Easy Road Marches

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by davidsait, May 8, 2003.

  1. davidsait

    davidsait Member

    Hi Folks,

    Can you help me with some suggestions for very easy, sightreadable Road Marches for a job our band has got later on this year please? We've already got Death or Glory, Army of the Nile & Punchinello, and I plan on getting Slaidburn, but we need about 4 more.


    Dave Sait
  2. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    have you tried the new recrute?
    ill have a think about others
  3. blitz

    blitz New Member

    Here is a couple you could maybe try,

    Colonel Bogey, King Cotton, National Emblem, On the Quarter Deck,
    Blaze Away, Voice of the Guns, Great Little Army,
    Washington Grays, Semper Fidelis, Old Comrades,
    The Standard of Saint George, Steadfast and True,
    The Middy,

    You could also try a couple of contest marches such as

    The Contestor, March Brilliante, Ravenswood, Glemdene,

    I hope these are of some help. I will try to think of some more.

    It's not actually that easy thinking about it......not when you're trying to co-ordinate your feet anyway.....
  5. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    Try Allendale although i believe that its hard to get hold of.
  6. davidsait

    davidsait Member

    Thanks for the suggestions so far - as I said, we're getting Slaidburn, but things like The Contestor are too tricky for what we need.

    Dave Sait
  7. :D Hi, 'The Ballerina' is a really easy one, especially right at the end when everyone is shattered!!! :p :p
  8. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    so are marching home and by the left
  9. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    Our old "Favourites": The Standard and The Villager..

    Westward Ho is also good. Belphagor (yok)
  10. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Belphagor was on the first programme I played with Coventry Festival Band!

    Back on topic: good marches already listed, esp Standard of St George. There are also some Salvation Army marches that are good to march to, such as Star Lake, Montreal Citadel, The Wellingtonian.
  11. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    The Lodestar and 1914 are very easy marches
  12. blitz

    blitz New Member

    "Wingates" is a fairly easy road march and sounds quite good as well.

    Originally written for Wingates Temperence Band quite a few years ago.
  13. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    Holyrood. forgot that one.
  14. hornblower

    hornblower Member

    march of the cobblers isn't too bad...and is a firm fave with most peeps.
  15. Libby

    Libby Member

    Great Little Army and Standard of St George!!! :D
  16. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    Street Marches

    All the good ones have been mentioned, especially Standard of St. George (a real cracker) and Slaidburn.
    New Colonial,Washington Greys and Sons of the Brave are pretty good.
    You'd better have a pretty good Bass Section to play Army of the Nile on the hoof !!!
  17. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    PS :- Forgot "Punjab" and "Conqueror" - all good stuff.
  18. Hornblower RN

    Hornblower RN Member

    Kenilworth is an easy march to play and quite appropriate considering where you live :lol: :lol:
  19. Wonky_Baton

    Wonky_Baton Active Member

    I go along with Sons Of The Brave, also 1914, El Dorado, Officer Of The Day, Imperial Echo's and Thunderbirds March Copy is brilliant but needs a good trombone section.
  20. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    "Trafalgar" has a real "Tonk it out" bass solo.
    "Thin Red Line" is another good one, but if your Cornets are a bit "Iffy" it can be embarrassing !!
    Has anyone mentioned "National Emblem"? - It's the one where everyone waits for the Solo Trom to "Clip" the high note in the first 20 odd bars !!

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