2020 STYX

This is another one of those just for fun shows that I worked on this week during the Covid 19 break that we are now in. This one features the music of STYX, that band from the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. The movements are AD 1928 Rockin the Paradise arranged by Jay Dawson, Too…

Shostakovich 2020

This is another one of those “just for fun” marching show videos. This one uses the music of Dimitri Shostakovich and they were the arrangements done by Hal Leonard several years ago all arranged by Jay Bocook. The pieces are Festive Overture, Fire of Eternal Glory, and the Finale from his Symphony No. 5. The…

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…

Palacios HS-Alamodome Edition

This is the drill for Palacios High School with the Alamodome field (though I think they have changed it) and the real “lifelike” version of the dome’s stands. They made a couple of modifications to the music and drill but for the most part, this is about it. The music is entitled I Believe and…

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…

Wolfson 2019

The twenty-seventh show completed for 2019 was for Wolfson High School from Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida and is on the Northeast corner of the state, about 950 miles east from Houston. The school has 945 students. Their director is Cristina Ledford and this is the 6th time I have done…

Rice 2019

The twenty-sixth show that was completed for 2019 was for Rice High School from Altair, Texas. Altair is about 55 miles due west of Houston. The school has 349 students and is classified as 3A in UIL Region 13 (this is the last of the Region 13 drills, 11 in all). Their director is Oscar…