Von Grrhart's 613th Regimental March by David Holsinger

Holsinger was born in Hardin, Missouri, December 26, 1945. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri in 1967, and Master of Music degree from Central Mirrouri State University in Warrnesburg in 1974. He was honored with the Distinguished Music Graduate Award from CMSU in 1988. Holsinger did further post-graduate study at the University of Kansas, under composer Charles Hoag from 1979-1981. Holsinger’s compositions have won competitions sponsored by Kent State University and the National Federation of Music Clubs. Holsinger was twice recipient of the prestigious Ostwald Award. He has served as Assinstant to the Chief Musician at Shady Grove Church in Grand Prairie, Texas. He is currently director of the Lee University Wind Ensemble in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Year of publications: 1994

Publisher: TRN Music

Grade: 2

Type of composition: March

Style: Fast

Programming suggestions: This neat little march may have a humorous title, but there’s lots of good stuff inside for younger bands, including plenty of Holsinger’s trademark rhythmic vitality.

Solo instruments: None

Anecdotal notes: Fast tempo with quarter=132. Requires 8 percussionist and orchestra bells, wood blocks, jingle bells, tambourine as odd instruments. Most percussion parts are independent of each other. Large leaps in brass parts and fairly high for middle school players. Many chromatic passages are in the piece. Accented notes add style to the piece.

Discography: Symphonic Works of Holsinger #6

Recording of "Von Grrrhart's Regimental March"