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Marches for Cars and Passers-By

Nick Tobier

I formed this band, and constructed our black and white uniforms to be unassociated with anything locally specific (sports, memorials, rituals) to offer the unexpected gesture of civic welcome. Marches for Cars and Passers-by brought plumed hats, polished brass instruments, Barnum and Bailey’s March, Bach and Brahms fanfares, sparkling white uniforms with gold trim, and a drum major with a long mace to a forlorn stretch of rutted pavement abutting a railroad track.