Combining references to 20th-century Russian music with slapstick humour, Popov’s Parade is a humble tribute to a great international artist, Oleg Popov, one of the world’s best-known clowns. The quote from Schubert’s March Militaire parodies Stravinsky’s use of this same fragment in his own Circus Polka. Suitable for intermediate level (Grade 3/4) symphonic wind band.