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El Matador y La Rosa

This narrative story tells a tale of romance and mercy as a Matador falls in love with a beautiful lady in the crowd. The music pulses with passion and flirtation, offering several opportunities for solos and small ensembles. During the bull fight at the climax of the show, the heroine begs the Matador to spare…

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Reign

Randall Standridge has combined original material with themes from his wind ensemble work Deus Ex Machina, as well as Saint-Saens Samson and Delila, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade to create a cinematic show that imagines a far off land of magic, adventure, and excitement. Altered scales and creative use of sound design and percussion scoring add to…

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Ritual

Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring is re-imagined in this darkly delightful new production, Ritual, by arranger/composer, Randall Standridge. Familiar themes are mixed with new material to create a dissonant and thrilling soundtrack that provides moment after moment for effect and staging. Clever sound design and careful scoring make this an achievable but effective choice…

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The Factory

The Industrial Age serves as innovation for this exciting new Grade 1 production! Angular sounds and mechanical grooves abound in this show from composer, Randall D. Standridge. The show begins with the high energy movement, Work Begins, before moving to the more contemplative Fabrication. The show then wraps up with Assembly Line, featuring an optional…

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American Sketches

Add a touch of patriotism and history to your halftime production with this effective yet achievable show from Randall D. Standridge. The brief Preamble leads into the exciting Fanfare based on “My Country Tis of Thee.” Next, a small ensemble performs Chester, before surprising the audience with a well-known favorite in Chester Doodling. Lastly, we…

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Stonewall: 1969

On June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, and the patrons fought back. To understand the magnitude of this event, one must understand the social conditions that the LGBTQ+ community had been living under prior to this evening.  Very few public businesses welcomed openly queer patrons, and those that did were often the site…

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Deus Ex Machina

Some people say I suffer from an overactive imagination. That is not try.  I don’t suffer from it at all.  I enjoy every minute of it. I remember being in English class in high school, and learning about classical plays.  Mrs. Eggburn (my fantastic 11th Grade English teacher) mentioned the “Deus Ex Machina,” or “God…

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Havana Nights

My musical tastes are wildly eclectic.  One moment, you might find me enjoying Beethoven’s symphonies and the other you might find me head-banging to Iron Maiden.  I have never been a musical snob and I value and love the entire array of sounds, rhythms, and textures that the world of music, in all its forms,…

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Earthdawn

Imagine that every day holds the possibility of hope.  Imagine that every day holds the possibility of goodness and love.  Imagine that every day holds the potential for creation. These are the ideas that spawned Earthdawn. This works paints the picture of a lush landscape that begins to wake as the first rays of sunlight…

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Where Words End…

Sometimes, music is not “about” anything. It exists solely for the beautiful sounds it creates and the emotions derived from that aesthetic experience.Where Words End… falls firmly into this category of music. This expressive piece makes creative use of the ranges and colors available for young bands to create a truly remarkable new work for…

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