This piece employs syncopated “swing” patterns common in big band charts, but is carefully constructed to recycle those syncopations in repeating snippets/phrases within the same section of the band , so that students only need learn a few patterns to successfully perform the music. Ranges are Grade III appropriate. For high school/college bands there is an optional Trumpet 1A part that is higher, playing around G5, with an occasional Ab5. Beginning with the Allegro tempo at rehearsal letter H, the piece is in an arch form (1st section = last section, 2nd seCtion = next-to-last section, etc. ), so that the amount of material to rehearse is cut nearly in half, but without the repetitions being so obvious to the listener. Actual rehearsal letter match-ups of the arch form are H=P, I=O, J=N, K=M, with the percussion section soli dividing the arch in half at L.
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Performed by: 2016 Luther College Concert Band @2016 CBDNA North Central Conference Windiana Concert Band Fort Wayne Area Community Band Valparaiso University Chamber Concert Band Michigan City Municipal Band WindWorks of Washington 2014 Indiana Junior All-State Band