'Heritage of the March' focus of 1:00 Concert Band

Posted: Monday, 16 February 2009

TROY -- The Troy University 1:00 Concert Band will present a concert titled “The Heritage of the March” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 in Claudia Crosby Theatre.

“The Heritage of the March” concert will feature marches from all over the world by composers such as Sousa, Beethoven, Fucik, Gilmore and others, said Troy University Director of Bands Ralph Ford.

The concert will begin with music written immediately after the American Revolution in 1788, and will continue through the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries to a new march composed in 2006 by Ford entitled “March: Lion’s Gate.”

The band will perform several different types of marches including the quick step, circus marches, military marches and the rarely heard “President Garfield’s Inaugural March” by John Philip Sousa.

The 1:00 Concert Band is comprised of music education majors, general education students and other students enrolled at Troy University who enjoy playing the best in traditional concert band literature. The Band meets during the spring semester only three times per week for fifty minutes and gives two concerts during the semester.

Attendance at the “Heritage of the March” concert is free and the public is encouraged to attend.