What are some good piano processional and recessional songs for a school assembly (when the official party enters and leaves the stage)? A song that would be fairly easy to learn in 12 days and one that can easily be extended or shortened to accommodate for the varying times it takes for the party to enter/exit would be great.
At my junior school, we were played out of assembly every day for four years to Offenbach's 'The Bold Gendarmes' ("We're public guardians, bold yet wary"). We often wondered if he KNEW any other tunes...
A traditional 'dignitaries enter' march at Masonic and other formal dinners is Handel's 'March from Scipio'.
For civic occasions I usually manage to incorporate 'The old grey mare she ain't what she used to be'.