We have a landslide winner: American Patrol, the march written in 1885 by F.W. Meacham, popularized by swing icon Glenn Miller and still played today by marching bands, ceilidh bands and jazz musicians, was the easy victor in this month's poll.
Here's a nice, unadorned version on solo flute.
How about a Texas Swing rendition?
Again, here’s the classic Miller version, with a heavy dose of swing.
Here's a classic version that may be the closest to the original, which incorporated Columbia, Gem of the Ocean and Dixie.
As you can see, the possibilities are endless.
Here's a Wiki entry that gives some background on the tune.
Here are some dots to get you started.
And a slightly straighter version in F.
Jazz it up, play it like a dance tune, do it as a traditional march, incorporate the other patriotic tunes included in the original - whatever's your fancy, it'll be super cool!
Edited by Jim Besser, 01 July 2015 - 08:41 AM.