We Are, Too

INSPIRATION

Okay, this one was a hoot. (Please peep the repertoire list of all the “two” works.) Friends, our world is obsessed with winning; so much, in fact, our nation may or may not have elected a president due to said obsession. And let’s get real… we band people aren’t immune from this obsession with winning, either. But, goodness, do people NOT enjoy talking about this subject! It is so vital to love the process more than the prize. If you can’t tell by my soapbox speech, this show certainly breaks the fourth wall and speaks directly to the audience. No, second place is not the “first-place loser.” However, if you live your life with integrity, respect for others, and with a value of hard work and the competitive spirit, you’ve already won.

REPERTOIRE

  • Piano Concerto No. 2 — Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • *Piano Concerto, Mvt. 2 — Howard Hanson
  • *Jazz Suite No. 2: Waltz No. 2 — Dmitri Shostakovich
  • *Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102: II. Andante — Dmitri Shostakovich
  • *Give Us This Day, Mvt. II — David Maslanka
  • We Are, Too — Ben Lee

For a recording or other show information, please contact me.

A graphic design art set for props, silks, and uniforming imagery is also available for this show through a collaboration with Cheryl Morrell. Please contact me for more details!

Percussion by Ben Lee and Jack Albert

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*I provide a “work-for-hire” service when creating a show. Thus, I do not own the copyright of the indicated works. (Works without an asterisk fall under public domain and/or original music selections.) Modern copyright agreements include language to not sell or reproduce arrangements “as-is”; this is why no recordings are on my website, and why customization is included in all fees. “Permission to Arrange” copyright licensing MUST be obtained before I will craft your ensemble’s custom arrangement.

COMMISSIONED BY:

Russell County HS (Russell Springs, KY)

PRICE:

$1500

YEAR:

2018