Eagle Lake March
Randy Navarre (composer)
This song is a great tool for introducing sixteenth notes. The sixteenth notes are group in twos or fours and the notes are repeated. There are no sixteenth note runs. Just tell the students to play four notes in one beat. It is easy, and they are not afraid of all the notes on the page. The harmonies are not typical beginning band. There is a flatted three chord giving the march an extra bit of spice. It is in ABA form and much of the sound of a more advanced march. Only the first clarinets play above the break. The first trumpet’s highest note is C. This is the best selling march of Northeastern Music Publications.