Sergeants’ Time March

Grade 4–3.5 minutes

When I was promoted to sergeant in the Army, I had to attend a month-long Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC).  Though the daily schedule looked non-stop on paper, the course (like many other activities in the Army) turned out to be a lot of “hurry up and wait.”  The down-time drove most people crazy, but for me, it was time to dream up music.  I wrote down very little on paper until after graduation day, and by then the march was virtually completed in my head.  It took only a day or two on Finale to get it done and ready to read.  The 82d Airborne Division Band premiered it during the pre-ceremony concert at the very next PLDC graduation, just one month later.

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