Here is another march from the "Heritage of the March" recording series. The series was done in the 1970's by Robert Hoe, and many of the LP's produced were recorded by military bands. Hoe's idea was to preserve music that was all but forgotten, yet should have a place in the history of band music.
Today's offering is by American composer Thomas Preston Brooke. He was a composer of the ragtime era (and one note I found says he was an inventor as well). The march is American Wheelmen
In the 1970's Robert Hoe funded and helped produce a large series of recordings of marches, many of which had been undeservedly forgotten. The series was called "Heritage of the March" and was distributed to libraries across the country when complete.
The following is from the Spanish composer Francisco Alonso. The flavor is different from a typical march, but it is very enjoyable. The performance is by The United States Coast Guard Band.
Pitos Y Palmas, march
Our friends at TubaGear have done the low brass world a service by making available several albums of euphonium and tuba music. Some of these are long out of print; others are more recent. You will find recordings by Rich Matteson (jazz euphonium), Marc Dickman (jazz euphonium), Earl Louder, Dave Gannett, Harvey Phillips, Bill Bell, and more.
You can get the largest selection on MP3 downloads:
Low Brass MP3 Albums
And you can find a good selection
(Thanks to forum member fsung for showing me this link)
mHere is an inspiring video of a young man who really wants to play euphonium. Unfortunately, he does not have a lot of facility in his arms and hands due to a birth condition. But that didn't stop him! He now plays via an electronic "joy stick" device that helps him work the valves. The device works with solenoids and enables him to play in the concert, jazz, and marching band. (In the latter case, he is among the stationary
As of today, Aug. 4, 2009, the United States Coast Guard is 219 years old. It is the oldest continuous sea-going service in the U.S.
On an average day, the Coast Guard:Saves 14 LivesAssist 98 people in distressConduct 74 search and rescue casesKeeps $13 million worth of narcotics from hitting American streetsResponds to 12 oil spills or hazardous chemical releases
To help celebrate, here are a few MP3 files of The U.S. Coast Guard Band. They are from a CD made to