I'm fairly new to arranging..

what's the biggest thing to remember about them as far as for marching arrangements.
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for the song I have on my page as #1
I gave them just a part that chords then into a lil movement...

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Aight I heard your arrangement and wit the mellophone part you jus want it to benefit the song, not take ova remember that. Jus add it in as u please but balance it wit the rest of the parts. and u might wanna fill in ur tuba part a bit more, in some parts it sounds empty. Jus a suggestion.
great start but if u listen to the song there is alot of back parts that u left out that would fill it out
Remember: Mellophone are like the glue to band arrangments. They are pretty diverse, where as hey can be doubled with either Baritone for low brass reinforcement or trumpets for upper brass reinforcement (normally with 3rd trumpets).

Dependin on the band/section, you CAN throw them out there on there own. But the main feature is in the counter melody department. Since they are an alto voice, they normally back-up the main melodic lines in songs.
Being an arranger AND a mellophone player, I can give a little insight. With voicing once you go beyond G (concert C) just above the staff ,you may run into some intonation issues. The "sweet spot" for a mellophone, in my opinion, would be between second line G and the fore-mentioned G above the staff. Usually when other arrangers voice for mello,they're used for countermelody or as support for 2nd and 3rd trumpet and/or 1st or 2nd trombone.I hope this gives you some enlightenment to work your magic.


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