First March?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Despot, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. Despot

    Despot Member

    Hi All,

    I have a junior band ready to set sail on the joy of their first "proper" brass band march. They'd manage True and Trusty, but they'll probably end up playing it a contest next year, so I'm looking for something that hasn't been completely played to death!

    Any suggestions?
  2. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    Blaze Away? Army of the Nile? The Chieftan? Westward Ho?
  3. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    sorry all have been used to death but good for a junior band!
  4. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    Army of the Niles well hard. blue an rusty is the best march ever :D Home again is OK sos the round tower.
  5. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    I know its simple to play but how about
  6. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    On long parades, or when we expect to have to play a March "round & round" without a break for any length of time ( - like playing a long carnival parade into the arena for example) we use "The New Recruit" (sp?); simple, straightforward, & effective, not too demanding on the chops, and the cornets even get 8 bars rest (repeated) in the trio section.

    [BTW, not to be confused with "The Young Recruit"; in fact, as we know from experience, it is probably safest not to have both pieces in your march pads at the same time - Charles Ives, eat your heart out!]

  7. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Liberty Bell purely cos Kids love it.

    Which ever march Wem used on their rememberance parade this year would be good too, think it was one of the ........ recruit ones mentioned earlier. I really liked that.

    Over to the Wem massive.
  8. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - why not Bryan Kelly's 'Washington DC'? Written years ago I believe for the National Youth Brass Band Of Scotland and still sounds fresh and cheerful today!

  9. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    I gotta say it.....


    Can't go wrong with Rimmer.
  10. Despot

    Despot Member

    I actually like it myself, remember playing when I was much smaller!

    Appreciate all the suggestions guys! :)
  11. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Mate last night who has many young pupils recommended 'The Cossack' as a suitable march.
  12. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    hmmm I like the cossack but its kinda hard! Slaidburn is the easiest and best march i've ever played :tongue: I also like the Middy (except when I through my cornet across the square during it :tongue: but we won't go there) I think Cornish Cavalier is fairly easy from what I remember, my part was ok anyway!
  13. alks

    alks Member

    Every year we use a few marches from the march books ,,,,cant remember the correct name but i think its '20 handy marches'. Anyway the 4 we always seam to use are: 1)The new recruit 2)Strong and sturdy 3)ivanhoe 4)The spirit of freedom.
    All not too hard to play, although i think mainly used for marching and stuff.

  14. B'aht a band

    B'aht a band Member

    I totally agree. It was the first march I ever played in my first junior band and it stuck with me forever..... I can still play the bas/euph/trom bit off by heart :)
    Altogether, dur dur, de de dur, du du der, di de derrrrrr, du durrr, de de derrrrr, der de de di de di derr,di di di di !!!!! :biggrin:

    Andy, stuck in a vicious time warp
  15. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    You, Sir, have been away from bands too long. You need a fix of BPS!
  16. Sellers_Bird

    Sellers_Bird Active Member

  17. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - how about Arsenal (Jan Van der Roost) ???

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