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March 16, 2020
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What HAPPENED to marches?
WHY don’t we play marches anymore?
Well, we should, and here's WHY:
  • They are an excellent way to teach and maintain short/staccato articulations
  • They almost always create a symmetry and blend between the winds and the percussion section
  • Very often, the low brass have FUN parts, as do the middle voices (ie Tenor) so these kids will stop complaining about boring music
  • They are an excellent way to teach your ensemble how to survive with time/tempo/metre… without having to rely on your baton arm as their personal human metronome
  • They STILL make an excellent contrast piece in a festival set…as they are formulaic in nature and have an understandable ROADMAP
  • Almost every aspect – from the articulation, to the tempo, to the tonal centre and trio/key changes, to the recapitulation….are ALL TEACHABLE
On Sale — While Supplies last!

Part of the best-selling Teaching Music through Performance series, this much-needed volume explores the often overlooked, ignored, and sometimes poorly played genre of traditional marches.

Insightful chapters filled with the rich knowledge and experience of a professional military bandsman and music educator, combined with one-of-a-kind resource guides to the best marches ever composed, make this book a must-have for all band directors!

There is a huge diversity to the marches covered in this book, including the “golden age of bands,” the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the quicksteps of composers like John Philip Sousa, Henry Fillmore, Alex F. Lithgow, Fred Jewell, and others.

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