Rockport Legion Band Featured on “Brasscast”

Peter Ryan and Lucas Burns, hosts of the international band podcast “Brasscast”, have selected the Rockport Legion Band to be featured on their program of September 6, 2009.

The program will feature five tracks from the RLB’s CD “We Are The Rockport Legion Band” plus an interview that will give listeners an brief overview of the band. The musical examples are:

Duble: Galop Zip Boom

Sousa: Belle of Chicago March

Allen: General Mixup, U.S.A.

Lampe/Park: Watermelon Club Rag

Lowrey: Prince of Decorah Galop

We are, of course, thrilled to be recognized and featured on such a widely-heard program. Peter tells me that they have over 40,000 listeners worldwide! Not bad for a little band from the edge of the world.

“Brasscast” has, unfortunately, ceased to exist (like many Internet enterprises), so the program is now available by clicking on the “RLB on Brasscast” link to our media player (Jukebox Alive!) in the right hand column.

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Looking For Band Music in PDF?

Recently, there have been Internet searches that have arrived here, looking for specific pieces of music. If you have entered a title search for a piece of music and were directed here, please search our “Previous Concert Program” files. Unfortunately, there are no downloads or recordings of the music available. Some of the pieces in our previous programs are available free from the Band Music PDF Library. There is a link to them in our blog roll to your right.

Please check out this marvelous resource — there may be something there that you’ll find interesting. The library contains only music that is in the public domain here in the United States.

Two New Free Music Links Added

There are two new free music links in our blog roll: the first (“Rough PD Music”) features unedited PD music in its original form; the second (“PDF New Editions”) features PD music in modern instrumentation with full score.

If you’ve had a chance to look at (and maybe play) music from the original PDF Library, the new links are to the same types of music in different forms. If you have arranging skills, check out the “Rough” link; if you have a modern instrumentation, or players that do not transpose well, check out the “New Editions”. Enjoy — the music is fun.