Audience AND Your Band Jumpin'!!"
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The King Edward Hotel, in
downtown Jackson, Mississippi, is an icon of a bygone era. Back in
the days of Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman, the King Edward was posh and
elegant. It was the place to go in Mississippi for any event of
any prestige at all.
A local percussionist, long
retired, says his mother told him that when she graduated from high
school, the King Edward was the only place to consider having a high
school graduation and party.
Alas, the King Edward is
elegant no more.
It is abandoned and
derelict. Although boarded up and fenced, it is frequently broken into
and used as a drug den or flop house for the homeless, and more than
once the fire department has been called to extinguish a campfire in the
once grand lobby or ballroom.
There have been several
groups of investors over the years who thought they'd like to renovate
the King Edward and bring it back to its former glory. But somehow their
plans have always fallen through.
The King Edward Stomp
was written to be a signature piece for the Mississippi Community Swing
Band (a subordinate group of the Mississippi
Community Symphonic Band), and to call attention to the King Edward
Hotel, so that public opinion, governmental mandate, and investor
motivation might all be swayed to finally renovating this grand old
edifice, so that once again, the city of Jackson can have an elegant
landmark hotel to be proud of.
The tune had its premiere
performance in concert on October 3, 2005, to raves from both the
audience and the band. It's an upbeat, blues-format, swingin' stomp that
offers solo features to trombone, alto sax, and trumpet. After each
solo, there is a six-bar bridge section to allow for audience applause
before the tune proper resumes.
All in all, it's a terrific
get-'em-out-of-their seats party tune, one that both your band and your
audience will love! An excellent
number to add to any repertoire.
The price of this
piece is $44.97 for the
full stage band version, including condensed score, all in PDF
format, so you can print as many parts for each instrument as you need
for your group.
Please see our
duplication policy on our Copyright
THE KING EDWARD STOMP NOW! To order this piece, see our Order
I hope you have as
much fun with this piece as we have.
Catalog | Silver Clef