A Great Day for Learning. Girl Next Door. Slow Marching Band. The Broadsword and the Beast. Holy Highway. Girl Next Door [Radio Edit].
The crackling snare roll, the mighty cymbal crash, the heroic brass fanfare -- nothing exemplifies sonic enthusiasm quite like a marching band. It's a malleable effect that offers major impact in any musical setting -- like a psychedelic pop band building a carnival atmosphere Panic! For decades, the effect has been utilized in a variety of forms.
It reminded me of my high school days at Mater Dei when our marching and pep bands would do the same thing. I wasn't a member of either band, but being a fan of music in general, I always enjoy hearing a unique take on an established song. This led me to YouTube and a search of other marching bands that have dabbled in the art of cover songs. Here's the best of what I found. As you can imagine, my search of "Marching Band Covers" resulted in thousands upon thousands of videos. Back in , they performed a medley of songs from the King of Pop that went a little something like this:. The Notre Dame Marching Irish if that's even their name During a post-game performance in September of , the University of Connecticut marching band the Marching Huskies? Which by the looks of it, wasn't many. Fortunately for us, someone captured video of the performance for the whole world to enjoy.