The Music Box


Selected Recordings From Our CD's and YouTube

The Stars and Stripes Forever

America the Beautiful -- Carmen Dragon Arrangement

Washington Post March

Semper Fidelis


Bethany Church Thank You Concert by the 4th of July Band -- November 16, 2014 -- For "A Hunt in the Black Forest" the cuckoo, bird whistle, rooster crow, whip, pistol shots, and anvil were executed by Michael Shea, the hoofs by Sharon Cole, and the barking of the hounds by Sharon's dog Abby.

Isham Jones

Billy Murray and Aileen Stanley -- Gone, But Not Forgotten


Old King Tut composed in 1923 was a very popular novelty song in the 1920's -- Tutmania was rampant. See: TUTMANIA

Tuba Skinny -- Traditional New Orlean's Style Jazz Band

Meet Teddy Brown -- Teddy Brown -- Xylophonist and Snare Drummer Extraodinaire

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Patter from The Yankee Doodle Blues -- "They say that Europe’s wonderful with all its ancient junk, It’s not as good as KoKomo and KoKomo’s a bunk, Well how about ol’ London, was it covered by a fog?, Yes, and I had to move from Paris cause I couldn’t eat a frog. Did you visit ol’ Cologne while making all the rounds? Ol’ Cologne don’t smell as sweet and pretty as it sounds. A Russian Bolshivic he tried to get my scalp. I heard you wore your welcome out by sliding down and out. . . . . .

That’s why……. Miss Liberty I’ll say you’re a bear, And when the custom officer says to you, what do you declare, I’ll declare that. . . . .

There’s no land so grand for a day as My land, from California to Manhattan isle;

North and South my sunny sky land, I love ev’ry mile!

When I hear “Yankee Doodle,” That melody keeps on ringing in my ear; “Yankee Doodle—" That melody makes me stand right up and cheer, “I’m coming!” U S. A. , I say…. I love you, Make me lose those “Yankee Doodle Blues!”