The Stafford Project

In honor of the 10th anniversary of writing Stafford High School’s marching shows, I have for you, The Stafford Project. These are 45 to 60 second snippets of their shows for the last nine years. They have been led by the capable hands of their director Rod Rodriguez. Notice the evolution in music and drill…

The Crown Jewels

This is The Crown Jewels (I always wanted to do a British show). This show is based around British band and orchestra music (as it turns out English music) and they are all arranged by Jay Bocook. These are older arrangements; the opener and closer were from Jenson Music from the 1980’s, the middle tune…

Stand Firm and Strike Hard

This is Stand Firm and Strike Hard which sounds like a British type march. Upon research of this music (I had never heard of it before), I found that this is the motto of the Mercian Regiment which is an English Battalion that has roots as far back as the 1700’s and has battle honors…

Canons 2018

This is Canons arranged by Gary Gilroy. The music is based on Johan Pachelbel’s Canon in D (a piece played mostly at weddings) with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. This is the fourth and final “fun” show for 2018 though I might put one more up if time allows. The band is 72 winds, 11 battery percussion,…

Ascension by David Herring

This is Ascension by David Herring.¬†David Herring¬†is currently the band director at Shepton High School in Plano, Texas, and is also a great composer of both marching band and concert band. He also has a great sightreading method book which he is currently starting his 3rd edition. I first had the opportunity to work with…

24th and Final Show

The 24th and final show that was completed was for Wolfson High School from Jacksonville, Floriday. Jacksonville is in the northeast corner of the state and is the largest city in Florida. It is 900 due east of where I live. Their director is Cristina Ledford. This is the third time I have done their…