Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Marching music for the Oregon Primary

As I promised yesterday, today's post is marching music for the 2020 Oregon Democratic primary. First, I'm sharing information about the primary from Wikipedia.
The 2020 Oregon Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, and is the only contest on that date in the Democratic Party presidential primaries for the 2020 presidential election.
Oregon, a vote-by-mail state, is expected to accept mail-in ballots until 8:00 p.m. local time. In the closed primary, candidates must meet a threshold of 15 percent at the congressional district or statewide level in order to be considered viable. The 61 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the results of the primary. Of the 61 pledged delegates, between 6 and 12 are allocated to each of the state's 5 congressional districts and another 7 are allocated to party leaders and elected officials (PLEO delegates), in addition to 11 at-large pledged delegates. These delegate totals do not account for pledged delegate bonuses or penalties from timing or clustering.
Unlike the Georgia and Kentucky primaries, which were originally scheduled for May 19, Oregon's primary was not delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Georgia's primary has been rescheduled for June 9, while Kentucky's primary has been postponed to June 23. Welcome to a major advantage of voting by mail during a pandemic!

Enough politics. Follow over the jump for drum corps and marching band!

I begin the music portion of this post with the most recently active of the corps hailing from the Beaver State, the Oregon Crusaders. Since I already used their most recent show in Drink to 2018 Oregon Crusaders 'Redrum' for a drum corps Halloween, I present the next most recent, 2017 Oregon Crusaders - "ENcompass."

Portland, OR | 20th Place | 79.050
“Enigma Variations (Arr. by Chris Whyte)”
Written by Edward Elgar, Arr. by Chris Whyte
“Only Time”
Written by Ryan Levine, Andrew Ampaya, Enya, Nicky Ryan, Roma Shane Ryan
The Oregon Crusaders weren't the first famous drum corps from their state. The 1975 Argonauts Drum and Bugle Corps won the VFW National Championship.

The 1975 Argonauts Drum and Bugle Corps from Salem, Oregon.


Boris Godunov, Jericho, Overture to Candide, Candide, What A Day (from Candide), Make Our Garden Grow (from Candide)
This reminds me that I marched in the Royal Cavaliers youth band that won the VFW marching band championship alongside the Argonauts winning the drum corps championship the year before I joined, so I have another connection to the Argonauts besides marching with three of their former members in the 1978 Anaheim Kingsmen.

Speaking of marching band, I have two clips of University of Oregon's band at the Rose Parade from Music213. I begin with University of Oregon Marching Band - 2020 Pasadena Bandfest.

From Eugene, Oregon The University of Oregon Marching Band performing their musical selections at the 40th Annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Bandfest on Monday, December 30, 2019. The Ducks will make their fifth appearance in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2020.
I conclude today's entry with University of Oregon Marching Band - 2020 Pasadena Rose Parade.

From Eugene, Oregon
The University of Oregon Marching Band performing at the 131st Annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
If that looks familiar, it's because they were one of the units shown in Marching bands of the 2020 Rose Parade for Marching Music Day. Another of the marching bands from this year's parade will show in the next installment, marching music for the 2020 Hawaii Democratic primary. In the meantime, stay tuned for World Bee Day.

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