Strike Up the Band- Trumpet Quartet

Instrumentation- Trumpet Quartet
Composer- Gershwin/arr.Chidester
Length- 3:46
Difficulty- MD
Range – Low G to high D
Endurance- M
Finger technique- M
Counting ability- M
Ensemble difficulty- M

In our concerts we open with a fanfare which is followed by a march. Traditional marches were replaced on our next concert with this popular song, “Strike Up the Band”. It is almost in a theme and variation form for there are at least four or five versions of the original melody used throughout. The work load has been divided among all of the players and the only concern would be the D above high C in the first part; although I have given the player plenty of rest time just before the D comes in.

I think that this is one of our best “concert” marches.

Listen to sample- Strike up the Band

View first page of score- Strike up the Band- First page of score

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