Emphasizing the Big Band era of the 1930's and 40's more so than in the past, the 1988 Blue Devils featured a some-what different set of musical selections as well as introducing an almost entirely new uniform. The off-the-line was "Happy Days are Here Again" by Milton Hager (based primarily on a recent Streisand arrangement). From that they moved on to "That Old Black Magic", based on a big band arrangement by the late Ashley Alexander. The percussion feature was an adaptation of Don Piestrups' "Goodbye Yesterday" (As performed by Buddy Rich's band). The closer is "Since I Fell For You" by Buddy Johnson, with an imaginative and crowd pleasing exit featuring the brass soloists as the corps exited the field.

  • "Happy Days are Here Again" Milton Hager
  • "That Old Black Magic" Ashley Alexander
  • "Goodbye Yesterday" Don Piestrup
  • "Since I Fell For You" Buddy Johnson
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