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Friday, April 10, 2009
THE BAND, THE PIPES & DRUMS OF THE HURRICANE GRENADIERS IN REVIEW
Directed by Ronald P. Sherry Liberty High School: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
HELFFRICH RECORDING LABS HRL 1787 1973
Introduction and Rule Britannia...Introduction Composed for L.H.S.G.B. by J. Elkus A Festival Prelude...Reed Crown Imperial (Composed for the 1973 Coronation)...Walton Two Marches (The Standard of St. George & Colonel Bogey)...by Kenneth Alford
Masterpiece...Mauret-Parnes The Pipes and Drums of the Hurricane Grenadiers Amazing Grace...Massed Bands The Army of the Nile...Alford The Lone Piper...P/M Owen McFadden, '73 Hail to the Spirit of Liberty...Sousa
Editor's note: it doesn't get more local than high school marching band. Well, on an advanced amateur level that is. Not that I would know anything of amateurism! My professional feeling here is that one marching band is pretty much the same as the next. If you were heavy into marching bands then the sentiment might be by degrees and not generalities. Luckily for me I don't care. Chiiiing!
I came across this record on a few blogs and managed to track down some audio from WFMU's site. I would love to hear more from this honky-tonkin' caterwaulin' queen. Listen to the tracks below and I think you will too!