Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

John Adams, Eric Whitacre, and John Powell
Grade 5


Featuring the Music of John Adams, Eric Whitacre, and John Powell
Winds by Carol Chambers
Percussion by Manuel J. Maldonado and Kris Hartman

The concept of Dichotomy/Duality explores the differences and similarities we see in life. This music and visual catalyst allows the band many opportunities to exploit this concept throughout the show.

Part 1 begins with a pre-show that builds into a major band entrance. The band then transitions into Harmonium by John Adams.

Part 2 is a beautiful marching band arrangement of Eric Whitacre's October.

Part 3 is a powerful percussion feature based off of the dance sequence from the movie Happy Feet, originally written by John Powell.

Part 4 is a continuation of the feature through a major marching band entrance that then turns into a driving front ensemble moment. The band comes in one more time to finish out the show. There is also "exit music" if the director chooses to use it.

Inquire about Dichotomy:Duality