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Maybe the French needed some bucking up. Hence, the creation of Le Regiment de Sambre et Meuse, first a poem, then set to music. I know that tune! One of the great spectacles in college football. I love-love-love this. And that tune is, yes, Le Regiment de Sambre et Meuse. The Buckeyes have all the ingredients. A huge band, musically proficient, loud as hell, great marchers note how crisp all their movements are , spiffy uniforms, white spats very important , and some wonderful traditions as well as a great playbook.
I love bands that sing. So grandly retro. Again, fans and bandsmen love it so much, numerous versions of it appear on youtube, and here is one. Note, please, how geeked up the band geeks are! I love the trumpet players bumping knuckles and jumping around … and the percussion section going out first … and then the cut back to the drum major, waiting at the top of the ramp to make his grand entrance. This is great stuff. The playing field would be evened, a bit, at Columbus, Saturday, if USC sent the whole band as it does to Notre Dame road games and not just a fraction.
I like that USC has a visual shtick — the ancient Greek-style helmets and a drum major with a sword and breastplate. Another tradition is the whole band wearing sunglasses, even at night. And here is a version of their pregame show, from the BCS title game. Please note the high-stepping band members. Anyway, yes, these are two of the greatest college marching bands. Michigan is up there with them, and I suppose Notre Dame has to be in the discussion. Perhaps Wisconsin, as well. I envy those who will be at Ohio State on Saturday.
Not for the stupid stuff they do, but for the organized chaos.
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The Calgary Citizens' Band was established in by A. He was succeeded as conductor in by Fred A. Bagley, who served until The band ceased to function during World War II. One of the first Canadian bands to gain international renown was the Belleville Kilties Band, organized in Toronto in to assume some of the touring commitments which the 48th Highlanders Band could not fulfil.
Its first bandmasters were Thomas P. Power and William F. At least half of this new group of 40 to 50 musicians had belonged to the 48th Highlanders Band. The band, supplemented by four dancers and singers, performed in the summer in parks and at fairs and during the winter on the vaudeville circuit. It travelled through 20 countries. The band ceased being a professional group in From to and again in it was under the direction of Alfred E. It disbanded in A new type of band about the turn of the 20th century was the studio band, organized for the specific purpose of recording see Roll Back the Years.
When civilian bandsmen joined the armed forces in World War I, many of their bands were unable to continue. Some, however, as mentioned in section 2 of this article, joined as complete units. The end of that war saw the dawning of a golden age of bands in Canada. This became an annual function of the band and continued to be in The main catalyst of the concert band movement was the organization of the CNE national band contest in Bands from almost every community in Canada competed, and as a result the Ontario Amateur Bands Association and the Canadian Bandmasters' Association , see Canadian Band Directors' Association were created.
The first women's band was formed in in Kitchener by Lieut George Ziegler and numbered 94 musicians at its zenith. With the formation of the Waterloo Band Festival in that city became a focus of band activity. In the railway porters of Winnipeg organized a band which became an instant success. A Toronto Symphony Band was formed in and flourished until Philippe Filion was the conductor in of the member Union musicale de Shawinigan Falls, which had been founded in This band also functioned as a symphony orchestra by adding string players.
Arvida's band, the Fanfare d'Arvida, established in , was conducted after by J. Boily and numbered 42 by When their members were called up for service in World War II, many civilian bands were forced to disperse, as they had been in similar circumstances 25 years before, and it was not until that they flourished again. A few examples of post-war bands follow. The Calgary Concert Band was organized in by W. Leggett, and from to the early s it served also as the band of No. In the Burlington Ont Musical Society was organized, with three concert bands: senior, training, and junior.
On his retirement in Willett was succeeded by Gunther Loffelman. A new type of organization appeared in Winnipeg in when the Winnipeg Concert Band was organized as a co-operative and a limited company under the direction of Capt Albert Henry Yetman. The Delta BC Concert Band founded in celebrated its 30th anniversary in with a concert and band reunion. The Powell River Kiwanis Community Band founded in has performed widely in British Columbia's Sunshine Coast communities and has played many concerts for charitable organizations.
Its conductor in was Bob Williams. Founded in the Sydney Mines Centennial Band, which draws members from the industrial communities of Cape Breton Island, has performed widely in the Atlantic provinces under its conductor Wilson Rowe. The Ottawa Community Concert Band, founded in as a night school class, has continued to thrive under conductor Tom Jennings. Composed largely of retired military musicians the group, conducted in by Jack Kopstein, himself a retired military musician and an EMC contributor, has performed some 20 concerts annually. The gala concert under its conductor Laurent Breton given to celebrate the band's tenth anniversary was attended by over persons.
The city of Yellowknife, NWT organized a municipal band made up of students and local musicians under conductor Neil Nichol in As a musical unit, a pipe band usually consists of a pipe corps and a drum corps, the latter comprising side drums, a bass drum, and tenors the last optional. The earliest organized pipe bands in Canada were probably those of Highland regiments. The first Scottish regiments to see service in Canada mainly in Quebec and Nova Scotia were Montgomery's Highlanders , the 42nd Highlanders or , and the Fraser Highlanders This was before the days of pipe bands in the modern sense, but the Fraser Highlanders at least had 30 pipers and drummers.
This musical unit was revived in for the Canadian centennial. In the later 18th century Highland regiments began to be raised in Canada itself, the earliest being the Royal Highland Emigrants ; later called the 84th Highlanders and the Argyle, or 74th, Highlanders These, together with the Highland companies of various Canadian regiments and Highland regiments from Scotland stationed in Canada, helped to keep bagpipe playing alive, as they did in Scotland itself, at a time when private playing and the wearing of the kilt were proscribed.
Most Canadian Highland regiments were volunteer reserve units militia , of which the oldest 5th Highland Regiment of Hamilton was founded in Of these, the most influential musically came to be the 48th Highlanders of Canada , founded in Many other reserve units have had or still have pipe bands. The pipe band scene in Canada has been transformed by the gradual introduction of civilian bands.
After the s as these bands proliferated, particularly in British Columbia, Ontario, and the Maritimes, standards of playing improved dramatically. For competition, pipe bands are classified by the provincial pipe band societies into four grades: grade 1 highest proficiency bands have included all those mentioned in the previous paragraph, the Simon Fraser Pipe Band and the 78th Fraser Highlanders Toronto, world champions in Most of these bands are heard by the general public only in the competitions at annual Highland Games, of which there are many in each province.
Canadian bands also compete at games in Scotland and the USA. Some of the Canadian Highland Games are quite old; but the most important annual pipe band competitions have been established in Ontario, at Maxville the largest in North America , Ottawa, and Toronto.
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The last-mentioned was begun as part of the Scottish World Festival at the CNE , and many of the best bands in Scotland have flown over for it. On these occasions the international panel of judges several times has placed Canadian bands in the prize list, and in the grade 1 competition was won by Guelph Pipe Band. Nevertheless, grade 1 Canadian bands at that time outnumberd those in Scotland and, as the results of international competitions attest, were, after , on a level with Scotland's best.
See also Bagpipe, Great Highland ; Scotland. Bands came into favour in Canadian schools at the beginning of the 20th century. Wind and percussion instruments and colourful uniforms exerted a strong attraction on teenagers, and educators, parents, and civic leaders recognized very early the worth of the band as an adjunct to school games, dances, and other events. They also saw in it not only an attractive music-teaching device but an excellent means of building co-operative and co-ordinated behaviour and stimulating school spirit.
More recently, bands have become accepted as vehicles for international cultural and educational exchange. Many Canadian school bands have undertaken tours in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan, winning awards and recognition. For the first half of the 20th century, school bands functioned mostly as extracurricular performing organizations, and they often were dependent for members upon students who had lessons with private teachers or training from the Salvation Army or other community organizations with a strong interest in music.
Several youth bands were formed outside the school systems in the early part of the century. One or two may be mentioned as examples.
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After World War II the youth band movement took a new lease on life. A nationwide groundswell of interest in instrumental instruction in schools was reflected by the degree program in school music established at the University of Toronto in Techniques for group instruction introduced into the program by Robert Rosevear did much to refine and systematize youth band teaching methods generally.
Educators in the other provinces also showed a new concern with instrumental training and applied new ingenuities to the solving of its problems. The efforts of these educators were opportune, coming as they did at a time when there was a growing demand for ensembles in which young musicians could participate; hundreds of such ensembles were formed.
The s saw a proliferation of university performance programs particularly for wind and percussion performers as well as teacher training programs in classroom band instruction. During the late s several universities introduced dual degree programs which combined the requirements of performance and teaching degrees. With the increased availability of highly trained instructors the school band movement prospered throughout the s.