The Planets

I. Mars
II. Jupiter

III. Mercury

Difficulty Level: Medium-Advanced

Music

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!

Price

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

TOTAL - $2,000

Theme

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! 

Instrumentation

WINDS

-Flute/Picc.

-Clarinet 1

-Clarinet 2

-Alto Sax

-Tenor Sax

-Baritone Sax

-Trumpet 1

-Trumpet 2

-Trumpet 3

-Mellophone

-Trombone/Baritone 1

-Trombone/Baritone 2

-(Baritone T.C.)

-Tuba

BATTERY

-Snare Drums

-Tenors (Quints)

-Bass Drums*

-Cymbals

FRONT ENSEMBLE

-Marimba 1

-Marimba 2

-Vibraphone 1

-Vibraphone 2

-Xylophone/Bells

-Chimes/Auxiliary Percussion

-Timpani (2 Drums)

-Synthesizer

-Sound FX

-Rack Percussion 1

-Rack Percussion 2

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