Setting up the ending is a good way to prepare for a performance of this piece. Philip follows the teacher’s model, then moves on to his own. It’s important to remember that as the left hand descends, the dynamics need to reflect the departing buglers. The piccolos announce the start of the parade, and they’re off! This energetic band moves at a perky tempo and plays with solid tone. Philip’s eyes really track ahead to ensure those left-hand moves. The drums fade away gradually as the parade disappears. Salute! From Piano Adventures Primer Level, Lesson Book page 62.