The Art of Balance is loosely inspired by a quote by artist Henri Matisse:
“What I dream of is an art of balance:
Of escaping life’s troubles and pain;
Of a soothing, calming influence on the mind.
Keeping your balance requires constant correction;
To maintain equilibrium, you have to keep moving.
What I dream of is an art of balance which provides freedom.”
This show opens itself up to numerous visual and storyboarding interpretations, including losing, finding, and maintaining physical and/or mental balance, meditation (the zen circle), yin and yang, and so much more!
Gymnopedie No. 1 - Erik Satie
Symphony for Brass and Percussion - Alfred Reed
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
Fly to Paradise - Eric Whitacre
Orignal music by Alex Thode
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
2018 Bands of America Powder Springs Regional Finalist
Winds arranged by Alex Thode
Front Ensemble, Battery, and Sound Design arranged by John Herndon
Commissioned by the Milton High School Marching Band (GA) - Mr. Chris Shumick, Director
Front Ensemble and Battery included
Sound Design included