The Performance March by Local Brass band in Ratchaburi

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Therdpong Wan-nawong


The aims of this research were study history background, performance, notation, inheritance, conditions of living for Local brass band musicians in Ratchaburi, as well as the problems that caused the risk of disappearance of march, the ways for solving the risk, holding activities, and the result for averting risk of disappearance, analyze march were perform by local brass band in Ratchaburi.

The result showed march of Local brass band in Ratchaburi has long history background over 90 years. They perform on auspicious ceremonies only. Musicians who played important roles in Local brass band march these were Klae Joyjarearn (Roitreemearnsubsotsanor), Plaew Joyjarearn, Ar – roon Sangtong, Boonak Taeprod, Klai Kumpradit, Tawee Puntu, Nan Sangtong, Cha – um Kongpradit and Saman Kankate. The have specially notation, inheritance of performance by memorization from professor or senior musicians of own band. The musicians would be given 300 to 1,000 baht which depend upon their ability. Each month the would approximately had 3 – 4 jobs a month.

In the old days, the Local brass band perform march over 50 pieces. At present perform 1 – 3 pieces. The risk of disappearance of the Local brass band march came from various problems. First, played incorrect melody, title of march, performance practice and interpretation, appreciation, skill ambition and discipline of musician and condition of performance, musician had less income which was not enough for living, and problem of inheritance perform march and Local brass band.

The researcher used activities to prevent the disappearance of Local brass band march by using “Plan for Continuation and Conversation of Local brass band march in Ratchaburi” result were participation from Local brass band musicians, Music teacher and Music student. The activities build motivate participation of continuation and conversation of Local brass band march.

March of Local brass band were inheritance. Most of them were mix conjunct and disjunct motion melody, simple duple time, noncomplex rhythm, play with dynamic, harmony are intervals, tone color are woodwinds brass and percussion instrument, monophonic texture and repeat in each section form.

The researcher has suggest ways to solve the problem of disappearance of perform march by Local brass band in Ratchaburi, namely, participate practice and perform with local brass band specialist musicians for performance accuracy, performance practice and interpretation, realize of important, Every Local brass band more perform march, Government sector and Administration Organization encourage The Performance March by Local Brass band.

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Wan-nawong, T. . (2020). The Performance March by Local Brass band in Ratchaburi. Journal of Multidisciplinary in Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(2), 247–260. Retrieved from
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