Know No Bounds takes the traditional formula and “rules” of marching band show structure and, while not intended to be groundbreaking to the point of inaccessibility, plays with liberating itself from them. Rather than a first impact driven by power chords and soaring melodies, it’s a backbeat-driven, punching and staccato impact. The transition into the first arrival cleverly fades out rather than building up. What starts out as a seemingly traditional “ballad” is actually a rocking jazz-fusion tune. What would normally be an energetic, upbeat final section is one large and syncopated slow-build into a grandiose ending!
NOTE: Solo lines heard in the “80s retro synth” are meant to be assorted instrumental solos processed through vocoders.
Attack of the 20 Lb. Pizza - Vinnie Coaliuta
Sleeper - Snarky Puppy
The First Circle - Pat Metheny
Please Note: ALL WORKS MENTIONED ARE COPYRIGHTED BY VARIOUS COPYRIGHT OWNERS, AND WILL REQUIRE LICENSING PRIOR TO THE CREATION OF AN ARRANGEMENT FOR YOUR GROUP.
Year Commissioned: 2018
Difficulty: Grade 4+
Winds and front ensemble arranged by Alex Thode
Drumline arranged by Joshua Wisswell
Commissioned by the Cheney High School Marching Band (WA) - Mr. Richard Sonnemaker and Mr. Joshua Wissell, Director
Winds & Full Percussion
Winds & Front Ensemble Only