I. I Want to be a HERO
II. I Want to be an EXPLORER

III. I Want to be an ASTRONAUT


V. I Want to be a PERFORMER

Difficulty Level: Advanced


Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens:

   -Le Carnival De Animaux

   -The Elephant

   -The Swan



   -Introduction and Royal March of the Lion


The non-original music in this show is public domain and requires no additional performance rights to perform!


This show is published through Center-X Productions and must be purchased through them. 

TOTAL - $2,000





-Bass Clarinet

-Alto Sax

-Tenor Sax

-Baritone Sax

-Trumpet 1

-Trumpet 2


-Low Brass 1

-Low Brass 2

-(Baritone T.C.)



-Snare Drums

-Tenors (Quads)

-Bass Drums (5)


-Marimba 1

-Marimba 2

-Vibraphone 1

-Vibraphone 2 (Optional)



-Sound FX

-Rack Percussion 1

-Rack Percussion 2

-Rack Percussion 3 (Optional)


Saint-Saens, “Carnival of the Animals” is the source music for this show. This arrangement is based on the imagination of a child. There are five movements. First, your inner child imagines being a Hero, an Explorer, and an Astronaut. As in all of life, reality steps in and you deal with Conformity. But, the inner child prevails as the show closes with “I Want to be a Performer.” This production lends itself to a variety of voice-over opportunities as well as exciting guard costumes, flags, and backdrops. By focusing on the show from a child’s perspective, imagine the vivid colors, shapes, and even size perspectives that could be presented. This show offers many unique musical moments and ideas that would work well with many themes or guard ideas.

Editor's Note: I am currently working on a version of this show that is closer to 7:00-7:30 in length. I will post an updated audio once the work is complete!