Favorite marches

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Norwegianbaritone, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. With the Whit Friday coming up, it would havew been intresting to know a bit about your meaning of marches. Do you have any special favorite(s)??

    I have a lot:
    The Jaguar
    Black Diamonds
    Star Lake
    The great little army
    The B.B and C.F.
    these are among my favorites...
    And the norwegian Valdres March... fab sop solo in the beginning....
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2006
  2. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Washington Greys
  3. stephenmrry

    stephenmrry Member

    The wearing of the green a true Irish March hehehe and personal favourite of mine!!!
  4. LeDragon

    LeDragon Active Member

    Knight Templar and Ravenswood are a couple of my favourites. There's so many that I really like though! The President is also a good'un, as is The Wizard.
  5. jamieow

    jamieow Member

    I second the Wizard matey!!
    And the President,ORB and Bramwyn are other corkers.
    My personal fav is The Cossack.
    Anyone know Belford's Carnival?? March, think that's the name anyway, played it years ago on a Clwyd Youth band course with Nigel Seaman. Was a fan of that.
  6. LeDragon

    LeDragon Active Member

    Yeah I know Belford's mate, another good'un. Those Clwyd Youth Band stop overs at the Beaufort Park used to be a good craic didn't they!! Good shout with Bramwyn - that's a cracker, haven't played it for ages.
  7. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many to choose from........

    I like Ravenswood.... Death or Glory..... Washington Grays...... The Wizard.... loads more.... too many for me to get it down to a favourite really.
  8. jamieow

    jamieow Member

    ha, yeah!! They were a right laugh!!!

    I'm also a fan of the Sousa classics from school wind band days - El Capitan, Washington Post, The Thunderer, Semper Fidelis... I could go on.....
  9. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    Well after yesterday I now hate true and trusty, slaidburn and our director. We have about 10 marches in our march pad and we do the same 3 about 50 times, grrr. Anyway I dunno know cause True and Trusty was my favourite. Maybe kennilworth.... Not sure that's how it's spelt.
  10. CubbRep

    CubbRep Member

    I think probably the best march ever written is Army of The Nile.Even though I have one or two favourites.
    Army of The Nile,Punchinello,Great Little Army,
    Castell Coch,Washington Grey's.The list is endless.
  11. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    Ravenswood :biggrin:! Bramwyn, Punchinello and Star Lake are also good! And The Champions. There's too many to choose from!
  12. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    I'm caught between The Standard of St George and The Contestor. Both of them great stuff.
  13. drummerboy

    drummerboy Member

    Praise, Celebration, The Cossack, Colonel Bogey, Stars and Stripes Forever, Star Lake, Knight Templar, Queensbury. There's a few of my favourites!
  14. Matt-Trom939

    Matt-Trom939 Member

    A few of my favourites are....

    Army of the Nile
    Castell Coch
    The Cossack
  15. BrotherBone

    BrotherBone Member

    no ones mentioned the Australasian.... and Gold crest... great marches!
  16. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    Brilliant - J Ord Hume
    Roll Away Bet - J Ord Hume
    Battle Abby - George Allan
    Cornish Cavillier
    Viva Birkinshaw
    Black Knight
    La Reine De Saba ( The Queen of Sheba) - Gounod
  17. Key2207

    Key2207 Member

    Just a few of my favourites...

    Castell Coch
    Army of the Nile
    Great Little Army
    True and Trusty
  18. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not a fan of playing marches in concerts, but as its whits time the marches I like to play at the whits, and tolerate in a concert are:

    Castell Coch
    Knight Templar

    I've never played Army of the Nile, but I do think its OK to listen to.

    Same picks as about 90% of the posts here, sorry for that, I guess I'm not so original when it comes to liking marches. :redface:

    EDIT: Oops I forgot one very obvious - and very good pick. Darrol's The MouthPiece March !!! :oops: Considering every sale hepls this very site, and I was there playing at it's premiere, I think thats a pretty poor effort on my part. I'll find a rock to crawl under, to consider my sins. ;)
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2006
  19. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Around the World (Alexander Owen)

    Pelorus Jack (also Alexander Owen ;) )

    Kamerad, Weisst du Noch (Stieberitz)

    More common things would have to be Knight Templar, Honest Toil and Old Comrades I think.
  20. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    Honest Toil
    Salome (Rimmer)
    Death Or Glory
    Glemdene (heard Navigation do this at 11pm at the Whits a few years ago and it was awesome).

    I like to hear something different at Whit Friday, last year the band that played Goldcrest got the biggest cheer at Delph. I like Ravenswood, Knight Templar and Mephistopheles but they get played to death.

    The Standard Of St.George is still my favourite, though. We chose it for the procession from church at the end of our wedding!