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Marching band show music... its kinda cool.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mike Money, Aug 3, 2005.


  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
  2. Our show this year is "The Four Seasons" . Our songs are Autumn Leaves
    Carol of the Bells
    Letter from Home
    House of the Rising Sun


    Letter from home has nothing to do with spring but we had to have a slow song, cause the other three are balls out bombastic.

    Our HOTRS is the main melody of the original song played in crazy ragtime.
     
  3. TheNerdBass

    TheNerdBass

    Jun 30, 2005
    Detroit, MI
    We get a Chase theme...

    Open up wide
    Handbags and gladrags
    Get it on

    It's pretty cool.
     
  4. Our show is more of a jazz theme this year. Don't have a name for it yet, but the pieces are something like this.

    Nite Ride'n on da Riva
    Scoot'n on Hardrock
    Take 5
    Lets get it started in here (or something like that) by the Black Eyed Peas

    I'm not thrilled about the closer, but hopefully it'll work out.
     
  5. McHaven

    McHaven

    Mar 1, 2005
    Our band's music is by Key Poulan too. Its called Chronometry. The directors won't ever let me play bass though.These guys hate everything but band music. Jazz, Pop, rock, metal, blues, they hate it all.

    We also did Labyrinth by Poulan the year before. It was terrible. The marching for that is pretty hard.
     
  6. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan

    its actually lets get retarded... but MTV and such wouldnt play it... so the editted version is lets get it started.

    do you play bass in the band? atleast you'll get to have a feature...
     
  7. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Michigan
    My senior year in HS we did a Styx show. Now THAT kicked ass!
     
  8. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan

    My sophomore year.... my first as a true band geek...


    Baba O'Reily (Teenage Wasteland) - The Who

    Hot For Teacher- Van Halen

    Schools Out for Summer- Alice Cooper



    that was bad ass.
     
  9. FriscoBassAce

    FriscoBassAce

    Dec 29, 2004
    Frisco, Texas
    Independent Manufacturers Representative
    Man....that would have been cool to do a rock-themed show. When I was in high school, back in the Jurassic Era, Return of the Jedi had just come out the summer before school started my senior year. We got to do a Star Wars themed show....went to state with it too! I had a solo and a duet, and it was cool. We played in the Astrodome during the playoffs, and that was pretty damned awesome. I kinda miss band.
     
  10. CamMcIntyre

    CamMcIntyre

    Jun 6, 2000
    USA
    I just graduated.

    I did marching band all 4 years.

    I was IMO, there to make up for a lack of tuba prescence, and to add tone color.

    Some fun songs that were bass heavy/fun:

    Also Sprach Zarathrusta [sorry for the butchered spelling]

    Blue Rondo

    Unsquare Dance

    Without Warning [bass part was fuuuuuuuuuuun-really it was]

    Senior year-we did an arrangement of the intersteller suite.....the day of the preview-the percussion/music guy said to me "hey cam, you got some sort of fuzzbox?" so i ended up using the distortion on my RBI until i went home and got my Black Coffee Metal Distortion and controled the level of it w/an EB 6166 Vol. pedal.

    In the opener of that-until it was cut, i had this killer double stop part that was doubling the tubas and the high brass-was fun. Was cut so that i could switch to upright in better time.

    I think that's going to be something that i miss in college-no MB.
     
  11. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    yep, been there, done that. once.

    i chronicled it on misc., i think, during 2001/2002.
     
  12. CamMcIntyre

    CamMcIntyre

    Jun 6, 2000
    USA
    Those are the times where it feels weird to me. I feel most comfortable when we're indepent voices in the lows. I was playing my StingRay5 for the last 2 years of it so that bass is pretty bright the way it is. I'm not really going to make much sense....i'll come back and edit this post when i've gotten some sleep.