Monday, August 7, 2006

‘Pirates’ Leaving Caribbean For Football Fields

MILWAUKEE (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The latest Pirates Of The Caribbean film is as big a hit with marching bands as it is with moviegoers.

That’s according to Paul Lavender, a spokesman for Hal Leonard Music, one of the world’s largest suppliers of marching band music.

He says the music for Pirates Of The Caribbean is so popular this season that “everything else comes in last place.”

Lavender figures it’s because the film’s symphonic, swashbuckling score lends itself to gridiron heroics.

This isn’t a surprise for Lavender, who says the music from the first Pirates film was so popular that the company built a whole halftime show around it.

But while the music from Pirates is far and away the most popular marching band music this season, lots of college and high schools will be performing tunes from The Chronicles Of Narnia and a new arrangement of the Grease song “Greased Lightning” is also striking a chord with bands.

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