Parade Marches

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by adamcable, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. adamcable

    adamcable New Member

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    We normally play 1914 or The New Recruit as they're not overly complex, but would like to add a couple of other possibilities to our repertoire. Any suggestions for other marches that work well?

    Either for Remembrance or St George's Day.

    Many thanks,
    Adam
     
  2. Tom-King

    Tom-King Well-Known Member

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    There are plenty of pretty simple marches that suit marching gigs...

    "Slaidburn" and "Westward Ho" seem to be regular choices.

    As I recall "Standard of St George" is a decent enough one to march to, if you want one for St George's day.
     
  3. Euphman2

    Euphman2 Active Member

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    Try True and Trusty
     
  4. Slider1

    Slider1 Active Member

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    Surely a must for Remembrance Day. The British Legion
     
  5. adamcable

    adamcable New Member

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    Thanks all for the prompt and comprehensive replies :)
     
  6. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

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    You can get a set of these kinds of marches; It's called "Twenty Handy Marches", and I think it's published by Wright & Round, although not %100 sure on that. it comes in the form of a march-card-sized booklet with a comb or wire binding along the top edge so it can be flipped quickly if necessary. Some of the pieces already mentioned, like "New Recruit" and "True and Trusty" are in it together with others, all of which are relatively undemanding, (although some are not well-known).
     
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    2nd tenor Well-Known Member

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  8. Pauli Walnuts

    Pauli Walnuts Moderator Staff Member

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    If it's for remembrance day, a nice touch is to find out which regiment associations are on parade and locate their regimental marches. Similarly, for any static playing during such events, some of the regimental slow marches can be appropriate too. The veterans will love you for having taken the trouble to do this.
    This will help for quick marches: Regimental marches of the British Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and this List of marches of the British Armed Forces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (includes slow marches but a shorter list).
     
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