View Full Version : Offspring songs for marching band
06-01-2008, 02:05 PM
does anyone know which songs have been arranged for a marching band?
and if yes, WHO arranged it?
06-01-2008, 06:34 PM
There are way too many answers to this question in order to give you a good response. It's safe to bet that all their big hits have been arranged, and I'm sure some non-hits have been, too. Anybody can arrange songs for whatever instruments they want... one of my friends arranged "Gold Digger" for the U of M marching band cause there weren't any for sale anywhere. I'm sure there are hundreds of arrangements for many Offspring songs. I know in my band days, I'd played Come Out and Play, Pretty Fly, and Self Esteem. I've heard other bands play Hit That and Neocon. Oh, and I heard WDYGAJ? once.
06-01-2008, 06:38 PM
I've only heard Come Out and Play and Hit That, though I believe llamas that there are many more. Off subject a bit, I've always thought Green Day's "Hitchin' a Ride" would be perfect for a marching band but I've never heard it.
06-01-2008, 06:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNSsVs0cCtQ^ TKAA pretty cool..well part of it anyway lol
06-01-2008, 07:11 PM
I was at a USC football game and marching the band played "The Kids Aren't Alright."
Everyone in the audience was singing along. It was awesome.
06-01-2008, 08:50 PM
My high school band played Pretty Fly a few years back. I might still have a recording of it somewhere.
06-01-2008, 09:53 PM
Pretty Fly is one of those songs that never should've been arranged for wind instruments, haha. It really isn't possible to make it sound good, particularly with the fact that there's no actual melody.
06-02-2008, 01:40 AM
Our high school marching band sucked. Their idea of hip music was a half time show "The Sounds of the Monkees," which, although awesome, is not hip and was not arranged well.
I can guarantee that "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid" will sound super great played by a marching band.
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06-02-2008, 01:54 AM
06-02-2008, 03:58 AM
I mainly need the name of the guy who arranged it for marching bands...
06-02-2008, 04:06 AM
I would suggest googling the band director of USC.
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