Video Recordings

  • 1991 BOA Grand National Championship Exhibition Show - Percussion ensemble and general ensemble exhibition performances of the Marching Royal Dukes at the Bands of America Grand National Championship in 1991.

    Percussion performance starts @ 1:39

    • The Simpsons
    • Funhouse
    • Late in the Evening

    Full band starts @ 9:27

    • American Celebration
    • 2001 Opening
    • Robin Hood
    • Summertime
    • Late in the Evening
    • Pictures at an Exhibition

    Also downloadble: MP4 at 940Mb

  • 1992 Season tape - Using JMU sports cameras, a tape was produced of 5 home games and 1 away game at Virginia Tech: Sep 5 (at Va. Tech), Sep 19, Oct 3, Oct 10, Oct 31, & Nov 7.

    Shot by Dave Gallitin of Sports Media. With Introduction by Pat Rooney.

    In the first few minutes the audio cracks on the source tape, but is good for the rest.

    Also downloadble: 1-hour DivX at 785Mb

  • 1994 Sudler Champions tape

    Video produced to highlight the reception of the Sudler Tropy. Includes many interviews, rehearsal video, and several performances from the 1994 year.

    So many candid quotes and moments. They're interspersed between long shots and recordings of full tunes:

    7:55 -  Pregame - American opener
    11:30 - Pregame - Fight Song
    16:12 - Proud Mary
    20:00 - Fight Song in the stands
    24:45 - Chicago medley
    28:20 - Luck be a Lady, solo with E
    32:51 - Gospel Closer (part 1)
    43:57 - Gospel Closer (part 2)
    47:29 - Fight Song
  • 1996, October 19 - Parade of Champions - The exhibition performances of the MRDs for both day and night. As captured by the local vidographer engaged for the competition. (I think.)

    Flute solo on the field for Leia's theme!

    • 4:00 - Day performance - to the camera
      • The Sound of Music
      • My Favorite Things
      • Edelweiss / Climb Every Mountain
    • 15:00 - Night performance - to the backfield
      • Festive Overture
      • Land of Make Believe
      • Russian Christmas Music
    • 27:23 - Night performance - to the camera
      • 20th Century Fox Fanfare / Star Wars
      • Cantina Band
      • Princess Leia's Theme / The Throne Room

    Downloadble as: M4V at 644Mb

  • 1997 CSPAN - The MRD's participated in the 53rd Presidential Inaugural Parade. They were the largest band present in the parade and were one of three selected to represent Virginia. Coverage included CNN and CSPAN.

    While he is initially distracted talking to various dignitaries, President Clinton's attention is drawn by the band and he can be seen saying: "That's a great band!".

    Downloadble as: MP4 at 59Mb

    Other clips of the same event:
    Super-compressed preview clip from the first MRD web page (Quicktime, ~4Mb)
    CSPAN Broadcast Quality Video of the segment, with voice over (MPEG, 214Mb)

  • 2018 NBC - The MRD's Performance at Macy's

    Downloadble as: MP4 at 23Mb