Hand picked for competitive marching bands. 

New for 2017

(NEW) Breaking the Cycle - Based on "Shout" by Tears for Fears and "Blue Ocean Floor" by Justin Timberlake. Full percussion book by Jeff Willis available. 

(NEW) Cosmic Journey - Take a journey through space with music based on Holst's "The Planets", Michael Jackson's "Earth Song" and other iconic space themed melodies. Battery book by Jamie Whitmarsh available. 

(NEW) Empire State of Mind - Take a tour through the island of Manahttan hitting Harlem, Central Park, Mid-Town, and Liberty Island. Selection include Duke Ellington's "Caravan", "New York, New York" and Alicia Key's "Empire State of Mind". 

(NEW) Home - Original music bridges together Rachel Platten's "Fight Song", Phillip Phillip's "Home", and "August Rhapsody" from the movie August Rush in a moving tribute to America and those that protect it. 

(NEW) If You Believe - Based on selections from the the musical "Finding Neverland" and "Lost Boy" by Ruth B. Full percussion book by Steven Prendes available. . 

 (NEW)  In the Shadows of the Pyramids - A fully original music score takes you on a journey through Egypt including a trip down the Nile river and an escape from a pyramids tomb. Battery book by Jamie Whitmarsh available. (No licensing needed) 

(NEW) Out of the Shadows Part 2: Evil Lurks - Original music is mixed with "Cosmic Voyage" (ballad) by Mike Forbes in this sequel to Part one. Calm turns to chaos as evil forces come "out of the shadows" to wreak havoc!  



The Forbidden Garden - Inspired by the music of Laura Mvula and Sara Bareilles' "Gravity". 

Hope Springs Eternal - Based on Ticheli's An American Elegy, Amazing Grace, and Vesuvius. 


 Ignite - Bring all the fire of Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite", Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture", Mettalica's "Fuel" and Katy Perry's "Firework" together in a show that will light up your audiences and students. 

Impressions of Light - Based on Ticheli's Angels in the Architecture and Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. 

Into the Light - Features an original music score that takes the performers and audience on a journey into the unknown. Custom percussion book by Jeremy Kunkel available. See pricing page for info. 

 Into Thin Air - An all original music book that explores the thrill and terrors of climbing to the summit. Full percussion book by Jamie Whitmarsh available. 

Out of the Ashes - Hans Zimmer's "160 BPM", "Dust in the Wind" and "RadioACTIVE" all combine to explore a post apocalyptic future. Includes a smokin' Alto Sax solo that can be expanded into a full section soli, or adapted to other instruments.  Custom percussion book by Jeremy Kunkel available. See pricing page for info. 

Remembrance - Remembrance is a tribute to the fallen heroes who protect our great country and our freedom. Music is based off "In The Stone" "America the Beautiful" "An American Elegy" and "My Country Tis of Thee". 

The Road Less Traveled - Includes "Short Ride in a Fast Machine" by John Adams, "Ride" and "Solas Ane" by Samuel Hazo. 

Take Flight - An original composition the explores the all the excitement of flight. 

The Time Of Your Life is an original concept that reflects on living life to the fullest, and incorporates themes from Dvorak, Cindi Lauper and Greenday. 

Vita Pulsus - Meaning "Purpose Driven Life" takes the wonderful music of John Mackey and combines it with motivational dialogue that tells a story about always going for it and never being satisfied. This show includes voice-overs. John Mackey selections include "Aurora Awakes", "Sheltering Sky" and "Red Line Tango". (MP3 sample with voiceovers coming soon.)


Visit the Marching Music Index page for complete music library. Visit the Licensing Info page for detailed print license info. 

PLEASE NOTE: All licensing and permissions of copyrighted material are the sole responsibility of the purchaser (you) and not Chris Creswell or Chris Creswell Music and Design. Permission to arrange and print licenses must be obtained from the copyright holder and copied to Chris Creswell Music and Design before leasing arranged music. Licenses can easily be purchased from the publishers and assistance will be provided upon request. Original compositions do not require licensing.