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East Duplin High School Marching Panthers. 2013 Marching Band Show. How do you measure a year?. One Year is . . . 12 Months 52 Weeks 365 Days 8,760 Hours 525,600 Minutes. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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One Year is . . .

  • 12 Months
  • 52 Weeks
  • 365 Days
  • 8,760 Hours
  • 525,600 Minutes

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln


col·lage  (k-läzh, k-)n.

  • 1.
    • a. An artistic composition of materials and objects pasted over a surface, often with unifying lines and color.
    • b. A work, such as a literary piece, composed of both borrowed and original material.
  • 2. The art of creating such compositions.
  • 3. An assemblage of diverse elements: 

Central ideas/concepts:

    • Collage
    • Reflection
    • Metamorphosis

New Year’s Day

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Christmas
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Independence Day

New Year’s Day

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Spring
  • First Day of Summer
  • Independence Day
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve

Auld Lang Syne

  • Seasons of Love, from “Rent”
  • Simple Gifts, from “Appalachian Spring”
  • School’s Out, by Alice Cooper
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever, by John Philip Sousa
  • Autumn Leaves, by Joseph Kosma
  • Jingle Bells, traditional carol
  • Angels We Have Heard on High, traditional carol
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New Year’s Day
  • As the show begins, the band starts the countdown:
    • 10… 9… 8… 7… 6… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1…
  • The show starts right at Midnight with a rendition of the folk song “Auld Lange Syne” to signify the start of a new year.
  • The band is in a company front in the middle of the field
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New Year’s Day
  • The Colorguard will be split between Rifles and Flags
  • The flags will be on 6’ poles
  • Bright Silver Textured flags
    • (Think Confetti and streamers)
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New Year’s Day
  • The music starts off in “half-time”
  • After a short fermata, the music switches to “double-time”
  • The group ends with the band making a giant “1”
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Valentine’s Day
  • Music: Seasons of Love, from “Rent”
  • Music is upbeat, starts with percussion/


  • Music gradually crescendos
  • Band/guard in curvilinear forms
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Valentine’s Day
  • Guard starts off with rifles/silver flags
  • Rifle people continue
  • Silver flags switch

to rose flags

  • Rifles switch after
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Valentine’s Day
  • Drill set for impact
  • Music: Simple Gifts by Aaron Copland
  • Emphasis on growth, being “bright”
  • Percussion transition to pit instruments
  • Trumpet solo acc. By percussion
  • Woodwind/Pit percussion soli
  • Full ensemble “Impact” halt
  • Fade out
  • Guard changes equipment during drum break
  • Guard soloist during

Trumpet solo (dance)

  • Some more guard members

Join in during woodwind soli

  • Full guard w/ flags for

“impact” section

  • Music: School’s Out by Alice Cooper
  • Abrupt change—starts with percussion drumbreak
  • Loud “school bell” rings at the beginning of the drumbreak
  • Students have angular block sets
  • Colorguard on Rifles/flag poles
independence day
Independence Day
  • Music:TheStars and Stripes Forever, John Philip Sousa
  • The idea is to represent/reflect an Independence Day parade
  • Band marches straight forward (like in a parade)
  • Guard uses rifles and Patriotic Flags
  • Music: Autumn Leaves by Joseph Kosma
  • Transition from “Independence Day” uses quote from “Summertime”
  • Hornline+guard forms “Tree” set
  • Half-Time feel (slow)
  • Possible “body work” during Tree set
  • Guard switches flags

During transition

  • Full guard ensemble

On Leaf Flags

  • Section ends with

Flags falling to ground

  • Music: Jingle Bells
  • Students sit up like they’re feeling snow on their faces
  • Jovial, playful style
  • Drill in pods
  • Guard uses rifles, maybe snowflakes
  • Music: Angels we have Heard on High
  • Starts layering on top of Jingle Bells
  • Hornline gradually starts collecting closer together
  • Arrive at slow section – Halt in Christmas tree set
  • Christmas Flags
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New Year’s Eve
  • Auld Lange Syne
  • After the Christmas section, the band starts the countdown again (10… 9… etc)
  • Band plays “Auld Lange Syne” again, but this time it gets a better resolution
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New Year’s Eve
  • Full ensemble on “Celebration” Flags


    • Positive and enthusiastic
    • Lots of stylistic changes
    • Lots of different colors
    • Easy to understand
    • Fun