* = we'll likely play this piece
hardcopy packets available at the rehearsal and performance, please return them to the bin(s) when we're finished on the 4th
Music is password-restricted to participants. Please call or email for passwords or assistance.
1) Find your instrument in the chart, below, then open & save/print one each of:
a) Pre-Program Music
b) Program Music
c) Parade Music (aka "Sousathon") Note: the band does NOT march during the parade; we remain seated.
The music is PDF format. Get Adobe's free PDF reader here: Adobe Reader download
Download woes? Call or email, and I'll send or deliver the music to you.
Important - prospective participants: Please don't show up unannounced. Everyone's welcome, but I need headcount. If you haven't rsvp'd, please call or email.
Musicians, please arrive at or before 9:00 am
9:00 Orientation / announcements
9:30 Pre-Program Concert
* Them Basses
* Lassus Trombone
1st Strain: 1st & 2nd endings as written, skip “Fine” measure, proceed to 2nd strain
2nd Strain: 1st & 2nd endings as written, jump back to 1st strain at segno (D.S. sign)
1st Strain: take Fine ending, proceed to Trio
Trio: As written (1st & 2nd endings, then continue on to end)
* American Overture: note we're playing the 2003 50th anniversary edition, which is different from earlier prints.
* Bugler's Holiday
Fultons (if there's time, conductor will select Fultons until the event MC indicates that he's ready to start)
* National Emblem (Last tune before the formal program begins)
10:00 - Formal program begins
* Star Spangled Banner: audience sing-along
* Armed Forces: veterans recognition, veteran band members may stand, too, as appropriate.
* America the Beautiful: audience sing-along
* God Bless America: audience sing-along
Repeat measures 21-24 & end on a concert Eb chord (as written-in on the music)
11:00 - No-March Parade (All Sousa): You're welcome to leave as your schedule requires, but we hope you can play for the children's parade.
Note: The marches in the Sousa book are in alphabetical order (by title). We typically play most, if not all of the Sousas, so take the Sousa asterisks with a grain of salt. I.e. I don't think we've ever skipped the asterisked ones so they're a near certainty, but if there's no asterisk, it doesn't mean we won't play it.
* Stars and Stripes Forever
* Washington Post
Black Horse Troop
* El Capitan
Fairest of the Fair
Hands Across the Sea
High School Cadets
* Liberty Bell
* Manhattan Beach
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
* Semper Fidelis
|Instrument||Pre-Program Music||Program Music||Sousathon (Parade)|
|Bassoon||Bassoon Program||Bassoon Sousa|
|Clarinet (Bb) 1, 2, 3, 4|
|Clarinet Eb Program|| Clarinet Eb Sousa|
Clarinet (Bass, Bb)
Clarinet Alto Program
Clarinet Bass Program
| Clarinet Bass Sousa|
|Euphonium / Baritone|
|Flute / Pic||Flute / Piccolo Program|
|French Horn 1 & 2, 3 & 4|
|Oboe||Oboe Program|| Oboe Sousa|
|Percussion||Percussion All Program|
|Percussion, Bells|| Use "Percussion All Program", above|| Use "Percussion All Program", above|| N/A - flute, perhaps?|
|Saxophone (Alto Eb) 1 & 2||Sax Alto Sousa|
|Saxophone (Bari Eb)||Sax Baritone Sousa|
|Saxophone (Tenor Bb)||Sax Tenor Sousa|
|Trombone 1, 2, 3|
|Trumpet 1, 2, 3|
|Tuba / Bass||Tuba Sousa|