Flying Cardinals March
Paul D. H. Leman, 1933
We have discovered several versions of this march, including the original pencil score, marching band, pep band, and dance band arrangements, and a published score from 1938. A Tower article from April 7, 1943, mentions of Leman: "To prove his ability at musical composition one need go no further than 'The Flying Cardinals.' This march which Mr. Lehman [sic] wrote for the C. U. Band has been adopted as a marching song by all three of our major armed forces." This is the last mention in The Tower of the march being played. Leman died in 1947.
Performed by the CUA Wind Ensemble on December 5, 2011.
Performed by Rachel Barham, Thad Garrett, Alex Wolniak, and James Rogers with Andrew Simpson on piano.
Listen (MIDI - 1933 Pep Band Version)
Listen (MIDI - 1936 Dance Band Version)