Marching Music Catalog

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Full Competition Shows

Back to the Future - Music based on Alan Silvestri's famous movie score.  (Medium-Advanced)

(NEW) Billy The Kid - Fire up your harmonica player as Aaron Copeland's "Billy the Kid" ballet suite is combined with Billy Joel's "Ballad of Billy the Kid" for a western adventure. Full battery book by Logan Sharpe available. (Medium-Easy)

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

Classical Confusion combines various classical themes in various ways that results in a well, "confusing" but effective show concept. (Medium)

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. (Medium)

Dance Is? - Explore the evolution of dance music with "Big Noise From Winnetka", "Waltz of the Flowers", "Dark Eyes" and "Come On and Dance With Me". (Medium-Advanced)

Danny Elfman favorites including Edward Scissorhands and Serenada Schizophrana. (Medium-Advanced)

Dream On combines an original score with various dream themed music. (Medium)

Dreaming On Forever combines an original score with Set Fire to the Rain and electronica to create a custom concept. (Medium-Easy) 

(NEW) Driven - Take a trip across country from the hussle and bussle of New York City to the laid back coolness of California. Original music is combined with "On the Road Again", "Holiday Road", "Turn the Page", "Country Roads", "California Dreamin'" and "Hotel California" for one exciting road trip. (Medium-Advanced) 

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".  (Medium-Advanced) 

(NEW) Everything In Its Right Place - Built around the Radiohead hit "Everything In It's Right Place" this show also includes "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails and Michael Kamen's " Old Moon in the New Moon's Arms".  Full battery book by Logan Sharpe available. (Medium-Advanced)

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

Going Home - The familiar story of an alien visit re-imagined. Noticeable themes and a driving energy will keep your performers engaged and the audience entertained. (Medium-Advanced) 

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is a contemporary take on Ennio Morricone's famous film score. (Medium)

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. (Medium) 

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

(NEW) If Only... Courage... Heart... Intellegence.... Three attributes everyone longs for, but would realize they had if they could only stop asking "If Only". This show re-imagines the Wizard of Oz with original music based on the Wizard of Oz score including the iconic "Somewhere Over The Rainbow". Other selections include Fun's "Some Nights" and Coldplay's "Fix You". Full battery book by Jeremy Kunkel available. (Medium-Advanced) 

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. . (Medium)

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. (Medium-Advanced) 

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

Impressions of Light - Version 2 - This show takes my original Impressions of Light show based on Frank Ticheli's "Angels In The Architecture" and adds the new ballad "Falling Slowly / Lean On Me". (Medium-Advanced) 

(NEW) Indivisible - Celebrate America with this tribute to great patriotic themed music. This show is an update of our original show Remembrance and includes William Schuman's "Chester", Ticheli's "An American Elegy", "America The Beautiful" and "My Country Tis of Thee". (Medium-Easy)

(NEW) Interstellar Episodes - Hans Zimmer's "Interstellar" score is combined with original material to create this exciting space odyssey. Full percussion book by Logan Sharpe available.  (Medium)

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.) (Medium)

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. (Advanced)

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. (Medium)

 Jimmy Buffett, (The Music of) - Includes "Cheeseburger in Paradise", "Volcano", "Come Monday", "Margaritaville", and "Brown Eyed Girl". (Easy) 

(NEW) Love Is Love - Through all things Love perseveres. Source music includes Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" ballet suite, Coldplay's "Fix You", Bruno Mars' "Just The Way You Are", and hints of Pachebel's "Canon". (Medium)

The Matador includes various spanish and latin themes including, Malguena and Symphonic Dance #3. (Medium) 

The Music of Led Zeppelin (Medium) 

Lincolnshire Posy - The Grainger masterpiece set for marching band. (Medium) 

Ocean Riffs is a original score that explores the beauty and danger of the deep seas. (Medium) 

Our Generation is an original score that corresponds with Jonathan Reed's poem "The Lost Generation". (Medium)

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. (Medium-Easy)

Out of the "Bach"s is a slightly warped take on famous Bach themes. (Medium-Easy) 

Out of the Shadows is an original score based on familiar haunted melodies and themes. (Medium) 

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!  (Medium)

Over "Throne" explores the fall and rise of medieval empires with music based on Homage: Three Tapestries by David Holsinger.  (Medium)

(NEW) Painted Black - The Rolling Stone's hit "Paint It Black" provides the backdrop to this show that rocks and moves. Feature some smoking soloist on "Incantation" from Cirque de Soliel. Other selections include Vienna Teng's "Hymn of Axiom" and "O Fortuna" from the Carl Orff masterpiece Carmina Burana.  Full percussion book by Logan Sharpe available. (Medium-Advanced) 

(NEW) Pat Metheny (Music of) - Includes the hits "First Circle", "Letter From Home" and "Third Wind". (Advanced) 

(NEW) Prisoners Of Our Own Device - The title says it all. With hints of the iconic Eagles hit "Hotel California" throughout, this all original score is well suited to any concept where the goal is to create a edgy, dark, and eerie experience. (Medium) 

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". (Medium) 

(NEW) Rise! - Ottorino Respighi's "The Pines of Rome" provides the foundation of this show that depicts the birth of the Roman Empire. Katy Perry's "Rise" creates a haunting ballad and original music completes the score. Full percussion book by Logan Sharpe available. (Medium)

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

(NEW) The Road Not Taken - A completely new music book to accompany the Robert Frost poem. Built around "Demons" by Imagine Dragons other selections includes "1000 Airplanes on a Roof" by Phillip Glass, and Sam Smith's "Unsteady". (Medium) 

(NEW) Say Something  If you see something, say something.... - This program progresses through time representing events where if only someone had say something, maybe things would have turned out differently. Selections include "Say Something", "The Sound of Silence", "Elegy for a Young American",  "Angels in the Architecture" and music from the movie "Pearl Harbor".  Full battery book by Steven Prendes available. (Medium-Advanced) ***NOTE: Thematic performance wear shirts, silks, and props available for this show.***

Take Flight - An original composition the explores the all the excitement of flight. (Medium-Easy) 

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. (Medium-Easy) 

(NEW) Two Worlds, One Love - The story of Romeo and Juliet told through a mix of Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet and popular music. Other selections include, Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance, Rachel Platten's "Stand By You" and the classic "I'll Be There" by the Jackson Five. (Medium)

Unbalanced is an original score that's just well.... a little unbalanced. (Medium)

Urban Journey takes you on a trip through the city, based on City Symphony and Hymn Song of Phillip Bliss by David Holsinger.  (Medium)

Vita Pulses - 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 (Advanced) 

(NEW) W.A.V.E. - This show explores all things  that create waves and vibrations. Original music creates the sub-sonic vibrations of the earthquake opener.  Christopher Cross's "Sailing" takes us on a journey across the waves of the ocean. The show closes with light and sound waves where Cindi Lauper's "True Colors" combines with Coldplay's "Speed of Sound" for an exciting closer. "Also Sprach Zarathustra" even makes a brief cameo. (Medium) 

(NEW) Welcome Home - Last year's hit show "Home" has been retooled to include Neil Diamond's "Coming to America" and Pentatonix's mash-up "The Wizard of Ahhhs". Other music includes 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. (Medium) 

 

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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.