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Charles Ives
Country Band March

Marching Through the Country Band March

Charles Ives wrote the Country Band March about amateur musicians -- people who make music for the love of it. In the Country Band March Ives combines a tune that he wrote with bits and pieces of many other popular and folk tunes. See how many of them you can recognize.

Track list:
Ives: Country Bank March
Traditional Folk Tune: The Girl I Left Behind Me

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. How many popular or folk tunes can be found in The Country Band March?

15

8

25

4

12


2.What word describes musicians who make music for the love of it?

Student

Amateur

Beginning

Professional

Retired


3. In the Country Band March, Ives uses an instrument that is related to the fife. What is it?

Violin

Oboe

Trumpet

Piccolo

Tuba


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