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To The Moon - Marching Band by SixtoFiveProductions


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To the Moon is a celebration of the historic Apollo 11 flight that changed the course of history.  The show follows this momentous event starting from the launch all the way to Neil Armstrong's first foot steps on the surface.   


Segment 1 begins with President John Kennedy's famous quote "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard." Utilizing Bruno Mars's "Talking to the Moon" and David Bowie's "Space Oddity" as source material the rest of the segment goes through a countdown and lift off sequence as well as presents a moment where we're soaring through space


Segment 2 is a ballad that features Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune" and Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata". The beginning features a clarinet duet and the movement represents the calm and beauty of flying through space


The ballad seamlessly transitions to Segment 3 where we change things up with Frank Sinatra's famous hit "Fly Me to the Moon".  The stylistic change in this segment will definitely earn some more music/music effect points with the judges.  The segment utilizes a small jazz combo consisting of Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, and Trombone (accompanied by rhythm section in the front ensemble).  There some optional high notes in the trumpet soloist part, which makes this segment perfect if you have a ringer in the trumpet section.


Segment 4 starts with the main hit from Richard Strauss's "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (made popular by Stanley Kubrik's 2001: A Space Odyssey).  This section is meant to represent the Appolo 11's approach to the moon and showcases the enormity of the celestial body.  After a short percussion feature you hear Neil Armstrong's famous "That's one small step for man..." during which a member of the ensemble should plant the flag on the field (or by a prop of the moon).  The Segment ends with a rousing arrangement of "America the Beautiful" to bring a patriotic flair to the first moon landing.  


Musical Selections:

Talking to the Moon - Bruno Mars (Licensing Needed)

Space Oddity - David Bowie (Licensing Needed)

Clair de Lune - Claude Debussy (Public Domain)

Moonlight Sonata - Ludwig Van Beethoven (Public Domain)

Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra (Licensing Needed)

Also Sprach Zarathustra - Richard Strauss (Public Domain)

America the Beautiful - Samuel A Ward/Buffy Sainte-Marie (Public Domain)




PiccoloGlock/Xylo (1 person)
FluteVibraphone 1, 2
Clarinet 1, 2Marimba 1, 2
Alto SaxophoneSynthesizer/Sampler
Tenor SaxophoneTimpani
Trumpet 1, 2Drumset
MellophoneAuxiliary Percussion 1, 2
TromboneSnare Drums
Baritone (Treble Clef available too)Tenor Drums (6 Drums)
Tuba5 Bass Drums
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