Fun Marches

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Souter, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Souter

    Souter Member

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    We have a March coming up for a Fancy dress parade and instead of playing the typical Brass Band Marches are going to try to play crowd pleasing marches. Does anyone know of any good fun pieces???
     
  2. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

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    I think there have been a fair few used by the "fun" bands at Whit Friday March contest

    Thomas the Tank Engine
    Black Adder
    Bullseye
    Thunderbirds
    Imperial March (from Star Wars)
     
  3. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

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    "Yellow Submarine" has been used, as has "Come on Eileen." (Neither, I hasten to add, by a band I've been playing in at the time...)

    I suppose you could use the theme from "The muppets" as well. Should sound pretty reasonable at the usual band marching tempo of between 108-116bpm. Should be good for a laugh.

    How about "Guaglione" as well? Maybe a bit steady for marching, but if you're not in a hurry it might work....
     
  4. CLAIRE SPONG

    CLAIRE SPONG Member

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    Spicy Slaidburn always seems to go down well. If you don't know it it starts as the ordinary Slaidburn then goes into Vindaloo and then there is a bit of the great escape on some instruments too!
     
  5. Eb_Alex

    Eb_Alex Member

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    We recently marched to Everybody Needs Somebody, that seemed to get the crowd going as well.
     
  6. countessduckula

    countessduckula New Member

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  7. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

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    The best fun we had was with "The Mouthpiece band" at the Whits a couple of years ago. We marched to a Monty Python selection.
     
  8. jockinafrock

    jockinafrock Active Member

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    We marched to Hawaii Five-O, Sir Duke, Teddy Bear's Picnic, Little Lisa and Muss i Den - need to reduce a few of the parts for lyres. Tricky at times, but certainly had onlookers singing along... :D
     
  9. Gorgie boy

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    Chav Brass marched to "There's No Limits" a few years ago at the Whits. That looked quite amusing. I think there's a clip on You Tube.
     
  10. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

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    Good one - BBSBB did Armyrillo a few years ago - start with Army of The Nile intro then straight into (Is This The Way To) Amarillo. Always got a good chear.
     
  11. MrsDoyle

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