For this year’s March Music Madness tournament, we’ve decided to strike up the band. All 32 pieces in the bracket are repertoire for wind ensemble. Each quadrant of the bracket is themed, and all of the first-round pairings have something in common. But it’s up to you, the listener, to decide which piece of music will be this year’s champion. Voting begins March 2.
You’ll be hearing musical comparisons on-air all through the month of March as the tournament progresses. For now, as you fill out your bracket to predict the outcome and decide what your first round picks will be, you can listen right here. Press play for more information about each piece, and click on the name of the piece for a full performance.
Thanks to our March Music Madness sponsor, Naxos of America.