Documenting History: Oral History Project

American Martial Music: An Antique Tradition in a Modern Day

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Title

American Martial Music: An Antique Tradition in a Modern Day

Subject

oral history
War on Terror
Afghanistan
military history
American music
military music

Description

As the United States Military has developed and changed over the past two and a half centuries, the tradition of music in the military has remained, although it is quite apparent that its purpose and application has changed significantly in comparison to its initial purposes. Ultimately, this project is intended to preserve some of the history behind one of America’s oldest traditions, and to compare and contrast its initial purposes and applications with those of today. Through this project, readers will gain an understanding to the origins of martial music, how and why it has changed over time, and discover the more recent uses of music in the American Military during the U.S. War on Terror in Afghanistan.

Creator

Colin McLearn

Source

American Century Project

Publisher

St. Andrew's Episcopal School

Date

February 14, 2017

Contributor

Alex Haight

Format

68 : bound ; 28 cm. + 1 USB.

Language

English

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Interviewer

Colin McLearn

Interviewee

James Robert Davis

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Citation

Colin McLearn , “American Martial Music: An Antique Tradition in a Modern Day
,” Documenting History: Oral History Project, accessed January 20, 2021, http://documentinghistory.org/items/show/50.

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