Chief of Staff March

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MSgt. Robert Thurston

Robert Thurston

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General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Robert Thurston
Cost: Score and Parts – Contact composer


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Program Notes

Written by former USAF Band composer and arranger, Senior Master Sgt. (retired) Bob Thurston, this march has quite an interesting back story. Thurston states:

“I wanted to write a military march in the Hollywood tradition of great marches like Jerry Goldsmith’s “Patton,” or John Williams’ “Midway March.” I came up with the melody while walking from the U.S. Capitol to the nearest Metro station. I didn’t have a pencil and paper with me (very uncharacteristic of me!) -- but I did have my cell phone, so I texted the melody to myself using letters for note names and dashes for eighth-note place holders. The text version was in the key of C (easiest for punching out the note names with my thumbs), but I found that F worked better once I started scoring it. Otherwise, by the time I finished the march a couple of weeks later, the melody was virtually unchanged from the tune I texted to myself."

- Program Note from publisher


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