The Planets

I. Mars
II. Jupiter

III. Mercury

Difficulty Level: Medium-Advanced


The Planets by Gustav Holst

Arranged by Jeff Chambers

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


When it comes to competitive marching band, it's tough to beat Gustav Holst's, "The Planets". I've been waiting for years to have the chance to arrange this show and I finally had the chance to do it this year. If you have a strong percussion section, they will absolutely LOVE this show! My recommendation would be to take this music and combine it with a show theme such as "Lost in Space". This will give your guard and visual designer more of a storyline to work with than just a show called, "The Planets". In this day and age, effect and story-telling are so important! 




-Clarinet 1

-Clarinet 2

-Alto Sax

-Tenor Sax

-Baritone Sax

-Trumpet 1

-Trumpet 2

-Trumpet 3


-Trombone/Baritone 1

-Trombone/Baritone 2

-(Baritone T.C.)



-Snare Drums

-Tenors (Quints)

-Bass Drums*



-Marimba 1

-Marimba 2

-Vibraphone 1

-Vibraphone 2


-Chimes/Auxiliary Percussion

-Timpani (2 Drums)


-Sound FX

-Rack Percussion 1

-Rack Percussion 2

*This show comes with the option of 4 or 5 bass drums