“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” –Leopold Stokowski
Welcome to NightMusik 2013! Each show represents a commitment to making sure your students have a great experience playing music they love and bring excitement and energy to the field in meaningful ways that connect with audiences and judges alike. Each show comes with a wind score and parts (woodwinds and brass) as well as an mp3 recording of the show for your use. The add-on items on the “ordering a show” page are also available to make your show planning smoother and more streamlined. Enjoy this year’s collection of marching band shows!
We are excited to offer NEW PERCUSSION ARRANGEMENTS for several of our programs and CADENCES for your percussionists by John Willmarth!
Be sure to check out our Show Theme T-shirts, Sweatshirts, and Hoodies that are available in the finest-quality materials as well as the flag designs that are available for many of the 2012 shows!
These shows are on the cutting edge for bands who want to take advantage of more advanced, sophisticated programming while continuing to develop superior musicianship. These are exciting programs with energy and showmanship front and center. Let NightMusik.com join you in creating your most memorable performances!
Percussion arrangements by John Willmarth for the Performance Series are designed to challenge students in exposed moments while drawing on more standard rhythms and patterns in accompaniment sections. The tenor parts use some sweeps and crosses but draw on typical motion patterns throughout. The bass drum parts require some roll technique in the top two drums and employ standard “eights” split patterns using eighths, sixteenths, and sixteenth note triplets.
Rudimental Vocabulary: accent/tap combinations, Duple and Triple roll patterns, tap drags (single drag tap), Paradiddle and Paradiddle-diddle variations, single stroke 7, and hertas
Keyboard parts utilize primarily 2-mallet technique. 4-mallet technique is periodically employed in the marimba and vibe parts and some permutations are utilized. Some pedaling is required in the timpani parts. Accessory percussion parts are designed for less experienced players.
These shows are perfect for smaller instrumentation or younger players (or in some cases both) when you need a creative edge. With fresh concepts and interesting, playable music, these shows will make the difference for your band in front of your home crowd as well as in front of your judging panels. The ranges are limited, and parts are not split as they are in the selections for full instrumentation. Enjoy new levels of Achievement with a show from NightMusik.com!
Percussion arrangements by John Willmarth for the Achievement Series are written to maximize your student’s potential by utilizing a small rudimental vocabulary in a variety of ways. The tenor parts use basic motion patterns with most roll patterns voiced on one drum. “Crossed” stickings are reserved for exposed sections. The bass drum splits are based on standard “eights” patterns.
Rudimental Vocabulary: accent/tap combinations, multiple bounce (buzz) roll, five, seven, and nine stroke roll patterns, and triplet rolls
Keyboard parts are primarily scored for 2-mallet technique. When 4-mallet technique is required, double vertical strokes are utilized. In the timpani part, pitch changes are kept to a minimum. Accessory percussion parts are designed for less experienced players.
These are the shows that make the most of your hard work and dedication by showcasing your band’s maturity and excellence. This is our premier series for accomplished groups with full instrumentation and lots of musical ability. There is plenty to work on in these charts, but the reward will prove to have been well worth the hours spent in rehearsal! Challenge your students with music that will inspire them to reach new levels of excellence while leaving your audiences breathless! Enjoy the 2012 NightMusik Championship Series!
Percussion arrangements by John Willmarth for the Performance Series are intended to challenge experienced high school players. A variety of rudiments and rhythmic subdivisions are utilized. Tenor parts employ scrapes and crosses throughout. Bass drum parts require a strong rhythmic sense and roll technique in the top two drums.
Rudimental Vocabulary: accent/tap combinations, roll patterns utilizing a variety of subdivisions, various diddle rudiment combinations, triple stroke roll, various flam rudiments, hertas, and assorted hybrid rudiments
Keyboard parts utilize 4-mallet technique in the marimba and vibraphone parts. Students must be proficient in a variety of permutations and roll techniques. When 2-mallet technique is employed, fast linear runs are showcased. Timpani parts require pedaling throughout. Accessory percussion parts utilize a variety of instruments and techniques.