10 Bands & Vaudeville

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Military Bands, Tin Pan Alley, and Vaudeville The Origins of the Popular Style, Part 2 GMUS 203: Music in America Dr. Andrew Connell James Madison University
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American Military Band Music Revolutionary war Fife and Drum Role of bands in military life LISTEN: Lady Hope’s Reel
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The Civil War The Most Influential event in U.S. History Inspired much popular and military music Regimental and Company Bands
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19th Century Military Music Bands are ubiquitous Few distinctions between bands and orchestras Shared repertories: Overtures, arias, waltzes, polkas, marches, etc. LISTEN: “William Tell Overture”
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Post-Civil War Band Music Patrick Gilmore Union Army bandmaster Celebrated concert organizer National Peace Jubilee of 1869 LISTEN: “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” (1863)
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John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) Spanish / Portuguese / Bavarian heritage violinist Marine band at age 13 Leads Marine band 1880-1892 1886 The Gladiator Sheet music sells over one million copies
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The Sousa Band Founded 1892 World tour 1910-11
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