2013 Marching Band (Main Page)
This year's show is entitled - The Red Line.
Visually, the field will be arranged with tarps appearing as red lines that will intersect at various angles. The use of interpreting space on and off the lines will be a part of the interest visually for the show. Body work and extensive emotional expression will be key as well. The show is split into five parts: a pre-show featuring solos for trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax, oboe, and trombone; the opener; the ballad; a drum transition; the closer; and an outro. Once we begin learning drill, much of the visual aspect will make more sense.
Music is taken from Paul Hindemith's Symphony in Bb and "March" from Symphonic Metamorphosis, as well as Patrick Cassady's Vide Cor Meum.
Below are YouTube links to the actual music from which our arrangements are based.
Hindemith - Symphony in Bb - Movement 1
Hindemith - Symphony in Bb - Movement 2
Hindemith - Symphony in Bb - Movement 3
Hindemith - "March" from Symphonic Metamorphosis
Cassidy - Vide Cor Meum
Music samples of the arrangements for the pre-show, opener, ballad, and closer have been added to mp3 player below so that you can get an idea of what the marching band versions sound like. Drum transition to the closer will be added soon.
Show shirts are being provided by Palen Music Center this year. Show shirts will also be available for parents, family members, and friends to purchase. Look for info in the near future.
General Dates for the summer and fall are now available on the website calendar. Specific times and locations will be added as events approach. Click HERE to view Calendar.
Music Memory Tests
Music memory tests over the full band warm-ups, the fight song, the star spangled banner, and the alma mater will begin during pre-band rehearsals in late July. Specific days and times will be announced at the beginning of pre-band. Students need to make sure and have this material learned and memorized correctly for the first day of rehearsal. Music memory tests will continue throughout the semester on the show music used for contests and the parade music used near the holiday season.
Stand tunes have been selected for the year. Along with the new arrangement of the Fight Song, National Anthem, Alma Mater, Hey Song, and all the Go Big J Stuff - Six songs from last year return to the flip folder, two songs from the recent past (Rock It & Gimme Some Lovin'), two songs from several years ago (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker & Disco Inferno), and one new one (Talk to Me, Dance with Me). All these tunes can be heard on the mp3 player below. Make sure and take a listen.