Marching...hoe do you do yours?

Can you march properly?


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Andy_Euph

Active Member
Seeing as Whit Friday has just gone, most of you will have knackered legs from all the marching. But can you march properly, no matter how much I try I can't march left/right stylee or march to the beat of the drum, I tend to just walk and play, although is canny funny sometimes as it turns into strutting :D
 

2nd man down

Moderator
Staff member
Yes I can march fairly well I think, still, that's not really for me to decide is it. Never won any deportment prizes so i could be completely way off base!!
 

Roger Thorne

Active Member
The tMP Band is quite capable of marching at Light Infantry speed (and more!!) as was shown at our first contest at Uppermill on Friday when we 'jogged' down the street to Slaidburn at about a crotchet = 160!

:lol:
 

bonehead

New Member
Can normally manage OK, although I'm quite tall, so if we don't go fast enough I end up mincing down the road in tiny steps :!:

Was weaving from side to side by the end of the night though, can't think why :guiness
 

Aidan

Active Member
thunderbirds! Roundthorne... nuff said... if you can march to iaiiaian's arrangements you can march to anything!
 

Okiedokie of Oz

Active Member
Due to my size, I tend have a bit of a waddle, but yes I am quite proud of my marching. that, and I have been told I am an asset to any marching band that has trouble getting people to play or play loud.....

I just think I have a knack for rebounding sounds off buildings :wink:

Is it true that Salvo's march at 132+???
 

Okiedokie of Oz

Active Member
The only thing I have a lot of toruble dfoing on a march (besides hearing the whistle) is play percussion. For some reason I can't think feet, hands, music, and beat at once.......

........yet I conduct :?:
 

NeilW

Member
Roger Thorne said:
The tMP Band is quite capable of marching at Light Infantry speed (and more!!) as was shown at our first contest at Uppermill on Friday when we 'jogged' down the street to Slaidburn at about a crotchet = 160!

:lol:
That was just to get away from the horsemuck 8)

Uphill at that pace was quite "interesting"!

Neil.
 

Bryan_sop

Active Member
NeilW said:
Uphill at that pace was quite "interesting"!
I was puffed out and I only play sop! Thank god I wasn't playing anything bigger. was interesting dodging the horse muck at that speed whilst trying to read the music at the same time :shock:
 

super_sop

Supporting Member
i really find it dificult to understand that people cant march!
did a lot of it as a TA bandsman and there were musicians who couldnyt do it there aswell.

surley as long as you start on the correct foot :wink: you should be fine!
 

katej

Member
super sop wrote:
surley as long as you start on the correct foot :wink: you should be fine!
Even when I started on the right (left) foot I still got out of step, my excuse is that I'm small so end up taking 3 steps to everyone elses esp Uppermill!! :lol:
 

akwarose

Active Member
i'm absolute pants at marching.
i cant watch where i'm going, stay in step and play the music, a point well illustrated when i walked into a bollard (and out of step) whilst trying to find where we were...... :evil:
 

Dave Euph

Member
Rubbish!!! ... :D

Although my main culprit is of course the old right-left problem ... somehow I always end up like that! :?

Although I was a bit better when I actually concentrated on playing the music! :)
 
i can't march to save my life! adopted the walking along playing technique and don't intend on improving it! although last year being stood behind the principal cornet player (don't ask) he was managing to do a full on Mr.Humphries strut!
 

lynchie

Active Member
i'm fine unless there are corners involved... also, I usually have to take very small steps to avoid wandering off ahead of the rest of the band.

Personally I though Uppermill was very interesting! Definitely got us well warmed up for the rest of the day, although I didn't approve of all the horse waste!!
 
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