2024 Marching Band Shows & Original Arrangements

We are pleased to showcase our catalog of marching band music. Written by the finest arrangers and composers in the business, they are beautifully crafted shows suitable for a wide range of skill levels. All shows can be customized to highlight your ensemble's strengths and shadow weaknesses. Unless otherwise noted, the music listed does not include add-ons such as percussion arrangements, drill, soundscape, etc.

String Theory

Written By: Joshua V. Hinkel
Difficulty: Medium-Easy
Copyright clearance required: Yes

Featuring music from and inspired by:
• “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber“
• “Cambridge, 1963” by Johann Johannsson and “Canon in D Major” by Pachelbel D

In physics, string theory is a theoretical framework in which the particles are replaced by one-dimensional objects called strings. It describes how these strings propagate through space and interact with each other. In a similar manner, in string theory, the elementary particles we observe in particle accelerators could be thought of as the “musical notes” or excitation modes of elementary strings. In string theory, as in violin playing, the string must be stretched under tension in order to become excited. This show utilizes a solo violin performer to bring these scientific thoughts to reality. Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” can be heard along with “The Four Seasons” by Vivaldi and “Cambridge, 1963” (Theory of Everything). One can see strings stretched and pulled all over the field as the beautiful and mathematical show comes to life.

Percussion Arrangements, written by Aaron Railey, are included.

2 separate permission requests are required:
- Opener is Public Domain
- “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber“
- “Cambridge, 1963” by Johann Johannsson and “Canon in D Major” by Pachelbel D as a MEDLEY

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Price: $ 2000

With the exception of compositions in the public domain, the compositions listed above are copyrighted by their respective copyright owners. Pursuant to United States copyright law, a license from the copyright holder is required prior to the creation of a custom arrangement for your group.

We will assist you in acquiring the license from the copyright holder, which is not typically a difficult endeavor, but we cannot guarantee that the license will be granted.