Nice Meme! - High School Marching Band Show

• Nov 22, 2016 - 04:01

This is a revised version of the first full show I ever made. It's probably too hard to be a real marching show but with some revisions it would probably actually work out great. It's themed to memes and as such, all of the movements are certain songs that will ring a bell especially if you've spent enough time on the internet.

The full version of the show has a preshow themed to Actual Cannibal Shia LeBeouf, followed by an announcement, then a sample of the John Cena theme, which is where the score starts (a clarinet lead-in to the first hit). The next movement is Nyan Cat, followed by the Benny Hill theme/Yakety Sax. The ballad (which is really fast for a typical ballad) is Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up, followed by a medley-styled closer featuring Spooky Scary Skeletons, Darude - Sandstorm, and tags of all of the other movements. The full version also has a few extra samples in it, but overall this gives a pretty good feel for how this would feel on the field. I hope you enjoy it, and please give any feedback you can :) even if I don't apply it to this particular show I will likely apply it to future works of mine.



... but, kindly please do not ask my high-school band to actually perform it!

Nevertheless, I found this score to be very engaging and of course very entertaining ... except, I guess, for the last dozen-or-so final measures.   In those, it seemed that you felt that you had to “go out with a shout,” instead of a simple (Harry Potter ...) “swish! ... flick!”   These final few bars seemed, well, “oddly sonorous.”

In reply to by mrobinson

Thanks! I wanted to make the ending exciting and very full of energy, and have an annoying dissonance followed by fast-paced resolution but wasn't sure of the best way to do it. I think I like it the way it is but I may revisit it depending on how time goes.
I'm currently working on a completely original project (actually two, but one of them is significantly more time-consuming so I only work on that in my most inspired moments).

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