A very challenging contemporary show by the wonderful 2011 Frisco HS Band from Frisco, TX. The band had the daring to begin the show with an extended ballad, "Claire de Lune" and then feature another amazing pianist with music by Prokofiev and Ginastera.
ARACHNOPHOBIA — 2011 White Knoll HS Band, Lexington, SC. This creepy and fun show about spiders won the band their second consecutive State Championship.
"The Relentlessness of Time" — 2011 Northwestern HS Purple Regiment, Rock Hill, SC.
"Matador" — 2011 Rock Hill HS Band of Distinction, Rock Hill, SC. A spanish show with a "Pasa Doble" from "Strictly Ballroom" and "Malaguena."
SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET — 2011 Wren HS Band, Piedmont, SC. One of my favorite shows this year, with skeletons used every way you can imagine, and many you can't!
MEDIUM-ADVANCED LEVEL SHOWS
2010 Rock Hill High School Band, Rock Hill, SC
Featuring music by Dvorak, Debussy, and Daugherty, this show also described these descriptive words: Determination, Desire, and Daring. The music of Daugherty requires copyright permission to perform. (I also wrote the drill for this show.)
2010 White Knoll High School Band, Lexington, SC
Depicting the phenomenon of intense surveillance in today's society, this show featured innovative visuals and the music of Radiohead and Shotakovich. This music requires permission to perform. Congrats to the White Knoll Band for winning the South Carolina 4-A State Championship with this show. (I also wrote the drill for this show.)
2006 Rock Hill High School Band, Rock Hill, SC
This show with an Arabian Theme, features familiar music from Scheherazade, Polovetsian Dances, and Sabre Dance. Some of this music requires permission to perform. (I also wrote the drill for this show.)
2008 Rock Hill High School Band, Rock Hill, SC
This show, depicting all things Dangerous, features music by Bernard Herrmann. This music requires permission to perform. (I also wrote the drill for this show.)
TRADITION, TRIBUTE & TRANSCENDENCE
2010 Northwestern High School Band, Rock Hill, SC
This show looked back with pride to the music of Tchaikovsky, looked at today with appreciate using the music of Rozsa, and looked forward with enthusiasm to the future with the music of Tim Hinton. The music of Rozsa requires copyright permission to perform. (I also wrote the drill for this show.)
MEDIUM LEVEL SHOWS
A Day in New York City
2010 Heritage HS Marching Band, Conyers GA
The music in this show requires copyright permission to perform. (I also wrote the drill for this show.)
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
2008 Sanderson High School Band, Raleigh, NC
Taliesin West / Fallingwater / Guggenheim Museum NYC
This show of original symphonic music depicts three of the most famous buildings designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
2008 Chamberlain High School Band, Tampa, FL
The music of Styx, very familiar and popular with audiences! Copyright Permission is required to perform this show.
MEDIUM-EASY LEVEL SHOWS