2021 Fantasmic

What one does over Spring Break. Actually, I started this two weeks ago but was delayed by the ice storm and resulting power outage. And then last week, I just wasn’t getting into it. But it is done now. This is the music from Fantasmic, the closing show for the Disneyland Park in California and…

2021 Geometrics

So, before the crazy storm hit, I was finishing up my second show “for fun” but wasn’t able to finish it until today. And so here it is. This is Geometrics and it is by the great Luke McMillan. It is written in three movements that are connected. They are Linear, Curvilinear, and Angular. I…

Larger Than Life 2021

In honor of this weekend being Super Bowl weekend, the show being displayed today is titled Larger Than Life. The music is Overture to Ben Hur from Alfred Publishing arranged by Ralph Ford, Beautiful from King Kong from Hal Leonard arranged by Jay Bocook, and Titan Spirit from Remember the Titans (a football movie), from…

2020 Amen

On Tuesday, Pasadena High School became the 22nd and final school completed for 2020. This finally ends the drill season for this year. This has been the longest season as far as time which went from April to almost November. Overall, 22 shows, 14 rewrites, 715 drill sets averaging 32.5 sets per show for 1,463…

2020 In Review

2020 was a crazy year. I finished with 22 schools this year which is down seven from last year but I came out lucky compared to others. Here are 45 second to one minute snippets of the shows that I did. Of the 22 schools, 12 are going to UIL using these drills. Several are…

2020 Playlist – Dance Mix

So, on a rainy day in beautiful Iowa Colony, Texas, I have completed a “just for fun” show. Today, the music is from Arrangers Publishing entitled Playlist – Dance Mix. The arrangements are by Tom Wallace. They include We Found Love by Rihanna, On the Floor by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, and Where Have You…

Monahans 2019

The twenty-ninth and final show completed for 2019 was for Monahans High School from Monahans, Texas. Monahans is the furthest west of all the bands that I write for about 35 miles southwest of Odessa. The school has 616 students and would be considered as a Class 4A high school in UIL Region 6. Their…

Pasadena 2019

The last two come tonight. The twenty-eighth show that was completed for 2019 was for Pasadena High School from Pasadena, Texas. Pasadena is the first city east of Houston with the school about 20 minutes from downtown. The school has 2,793 students, the largest school that I write for and would be classified as a…