Program Notes for Entry of the Gladiators / Thunder and Blazes
Composer: Julius Fucik
The march The Entry of the Gladiators was written by Julis Fucik (FYOO-sik), a student of Antonin Dvorak. It has also been known by the title Thunder and Blazes.
Over the last few decades it has been used so frequently during circus performances that many people now call it That Circus March.
Regardless of what you call it, you’ll recognize this great march, The Entry of the Gladiators!