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Author:  Prunejuice [ Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:43 am ]
Post subject:  FANFARES & CLOSERS FROM BLOCK BAND!

Fanfares & Closers

Before we post our arrangements, let me specify exactly what it is that we are talking about here.

Fanfares

Fanfares are band arrangements that are usually used to open a marching band show. They are a short piece (30 seconds or less) meant to show off the power and sound quality of the band. (This differs from "fanfares" or "punches" for individual sections of instruments which is a completely different type of thing).

Closers

Although there are two ways to pronounce this word we are referring to one that means "bringing to an end." The term closer is borrowed from corpstyle bands.

Corpstyle Closers

A corpstyle band uses a closer to tie the whole show together. It may include short parts of other songs from the show. The closer is often the climax of the show.

Showstyle Closers

A showstyle closer is a little bit different. Showstyle bands don't use closers in the same way since the dance routine usually takes up so much of the ending of the show. Instead the closer is used as a powerful song with which to march off the field. Unlike fanfares that are heavily tempo driven. Like fanfares they are generally about 30 seconds long.

Often the closer includes a section that is meant for the band to stop right at the sideline and "park and blow." Block Band closers are not normally written this way however, for sideline blowdowns see our list of power songs from our Youtube catalog.

Stand Use

Either fanfares or closers are good for playing in the stands. Bands will often use these to let the whole stadium know that they are there are just to show off the power of the band.

Hope this information is useful to you!

Sincerely,

D. Rashad Watters
Founder, CEO
Block Band Music & Publishing, LLC
(919)-698-2560
BlockBandMusic@gmail.com

http://www.blockbandmusic.com

Block Band Music & Publishing…Providing Music, Equipment, and Accessories for Showstyle and Corpstyle Bands Worldwide


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Author:  Prunejuice [ Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: FANFARES & CLOSERS FROM BLOCK BAND!

Begin your next event with musical jubilation with this fanfare!

Order yours today!

"Fanfare of Freedom" by Block Band - Group Size B/C


D. Rashad Watters
Founder, CEO
Block Band Music & Publishing, LLC
(919)-698-2560

BlockBandMusic@gmail.com

http://www.blockbandmusic.com

Block Band Music & Publishing…Providing Music, Equipment, and Accessories for Showstyle and Corpstyle Bands Worldwide


Connect with Block Band on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!

Author:  Prunejuice [ Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: FANFARES & CLOSERS FROM BLOCK BAND!

Block Band takes your band to Broadway and beyond with this arrangement of the hit song from "The Wiz"!

Excellent way to give all your horns the spotlight and broaden their repertoire!

"Ease on Down the Road" Closer by Block Band for Marching Band - Group Size B or C


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D. Rashad Watters
Founder, CEO
Block Band Music & Publishing, LLC
(919)-698-2560

BlockBandMusic@gmail.com

http://www.blockbandmusic.com

Block Band Music & Publishing…Providing Music, Equipment, and Accessories for Showstyle and Corpstyle Bands Worldwide


Connect with Block Band on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!

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