News & Views Monday, July 22, 2024

New PATRIOTIC Selections for Marching Band 2024 Thursday, June 20, 2024

recommended by Ken Tilger and Austin Swack, Band Education Specialists

Armed Forces Marching On arr. Will Boartfield, Easy
This patriotic parade style medley includes a tribute to the different branches of the United States Armed Forces along with the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” This is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

You’re a Grand Old Flag arr. Tim Waters, Medium Easy
This patriotic staple from George M. Cohan is the perfect vehicle for bands traveling the parade route!

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About the Authors:
A former band director, Ken taught grades 5-12 band and music appreciation in both public and parochial schools in Central Ohio, and has been at Stanton’s since 2004. His iPod ranges from jazz and funk to classic and alternative rock, and symphonies. His interests include reading, history, traditional amusement parks, outdoor activities (especially hiking), and watching hockey.

Austin Swack joined the Stanton’s team after a decade of teaching band in Texas public schools, where his ensembles were consistently recognized for superior performance. He is equally at home with beginner and advanced students and has extensive experience programming for ensembles at all ability levels. Additionally, he is a versatile arranger as well as an experienced clinician and adjudicator. In his free time, Austin enjoys running, cycling, and cheering on the Blue Jackets!

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