New CD by The Band of The Blues and Royals

Don’t get enough of hearing marching bands on the field? Now you can take home some of high school marching band’s greatest hits on the new CD “High School Salute: A Tribute to American Marching Bands” by The Band of The Blues and Royals from Silva Screen Records.

The Blues and Royals are a marching and horse-riding military group from Great Britain. Its history reaches back 350 years, and the band still uses solid silver kettledrums presented by King George III in 1805. This album highlights some of the most popular American high school marching band classics as well as some more recent popular melodies—from John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” to John Williams’ theme from “Star Wars” to a medley from the Disney Channel hit “High School Musical.”

“[The band’s] multi-state, coast-to-coast tours of the United States are warmly received,” a press release says. “And this release is a salute to the generosity and kindness shown by their American hosts.”

In the past, The Blues and Royals have released albums of famous Sousa marches and the music of London. This album is available for purchase on Amazon.com and other music retail websites.

About the author

Elizabeth Geli

Elizabeth Geli is the assistant editor of Halftime Magazine and a journalist/communications professional in Southern California. Her 11 years at the University of Southern California (USC) Trojan Marching Band included time as a flute player, graduate teaching assistant, and student advocate. She holds a bachelor's degree in Print Journalism and master's degree in Specialized Journalism (The Arts) from USC.

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