Marching Band: Genius? Madnesss?
A lot of my music is gets used in marching band shows. In fact, at one point or another all of my music has been played on the field. (I’m not kidding… Leonardo, Lux, Animal Crackers, EVERYTHING. Bands have even marched to A Boy and a Girl). The sole exception is When David Heard. I’ve had a number of requests for it (yes, it’s true), but I always say no – I just can’t imagine people playing that piece and, um, marching at the same time. With sousaphones.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of marching bands, and over the years I have been honored by some incredibly creative shows that included my music. I may have just found the prize-winner, though:
This is either going to be the coolest thing ever, or, or… madness.