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jbtsax

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Those of us in the U.S. get to go to college and play in pep bands and marching bands at football games. Here is the Ophir State Marching Band, one of our very finest . Ophir State Fight Song


P.S. If anyone ever tells you they can't tell if they are in tune or not, play this video for them.
 

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At least they are tongue-in-cheek....

Back to JBT - I think the general absence of marching bands et alia in the UK is perhaps not so great a misfortune as you perhaps infer? :)
 

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Oh dear. I'm afraid I've started a race to the bottom with Colin. :shocked:
 

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There's a long tradition of terrifyingly unmusical marching bands in the North East of England. I remember this from my youth, but was appalled to discover that it is still going on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWa8Ot4lsSc
I find it a stretch to even call this group a "band" since there is only percussion and no other instruments. The Drum and Bugle Corps of Drum Corps International have set a new standard for "field show" performance here in the U.S. It is this style that all of the high school and university marching bands try to emulate. This is a clip from one of my favorite groups: The Santa Clara Vanguard.

 

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The important thing is that all the participants enjoy themselves - regardless of the audience's experience! Which reminds me of something I seem to recall mentioning here before - excuse the spelling but whatever happened to Margarita Prakatan who was featured by Clive James some years ago. Tongue in cheek I suspect but who could have been a featured vocalist with Portsmouth Symphonia. I believe the only qualification for membership was wanting to join in!

Dave
 

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Please God make it stop...............................................................................................................................
 

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