[Dixielandjazz] Lead sheet request- Armed Forces Medley

David M Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Mon May 31 17:41:58 PDT 2010

I have gone through this a few times before for some bands I am in...

There are  arrangements of these songs, some that blend them together  
with transitions and fanfares - many are commercially available for   
$5 or less.
   is one place, there are many others.

(there are some copyright issues with the individual songs and medleys  
so you probably won't find free scores on-line.)

The other way is to get the music from each service website and do it  
yourself. The main 4 do not have sheet music on-line.
http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=191 -
  (has lots more than just the basic song, but all interesting stuff!)

Coast Guard - it is easy to get "Semper Paratus" here for a PDF:

(If you want to really "wow 'em" you can add the Merchant Marine song:
http://www.usmma.edu/parents/Sheet%20Music.htm  )
listen here: http://www.ammvsacvalley.com/files/01_Track_1.mp3

The actual tunes are pretty simple - Good luck! Protocol order varies  
with each service, by the way ;-) I have read manuals and regulations  
from each - they all say "We go first (or last)" depending on what  
they think is most traditionally correct for their service. The way my  
band has done it for 30 years is Army Navy Air Force Marines (all in  
Bb) then Coast Guard in Eb. I don't know why we do it in that order,  
but there were bandsmen from 3 of the 4 main branches in the group  
when the order was set.

Dave RIchoux

On May 31, 2010, at 4:29 PM, W1AB at aol.com wrote:

> I need a lead sheet of a medley of the  military service songs,  
> preferably
> in these keys and this order (the correct  protocol order):
>        Bb   Army
>        Bb  Marines
>        Bb   Navy
>        Bb Air  Force
>        Eb  Coast  Guard
>    Can anyone help me?  A jpg scan  via e-mail would be great.
>                                                        Many  
> thanks,     Al
> B
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