The Butterfly Effect is a show that reflects the philosophical idea that if a butterfly flaps its wings, disaster will occur somewhere else because of that action. In the bigger picture, the show tells the story of how every action we do as humans ripples into the lives of the rest of the world, and that every person is important.
The show presents what is actually, "two shows in one." The first half of the show depicts the first cause and effect, with the cause leading to a disastrous and chaotic effect. But everything then comes to a sudden stop... everything rewinds, including the main motifs of the music, leading to a different cause and effect, with the "new" effect leading to a more joyous outcome.
Clarinet in Bb 1, 2
Trumpet in Bb 1, 2, 3
Low Brass 1, 2
Synthesizer 1, 2
Vibraphone 1, 2
Marimba 1, 2
Percussion 1, 2, 3
Symphonic Metamorphosis - Paul Hindemith
A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics - James Horner
Saying Goodbye to Those You So Love - James Horner
The Butterfly Effect (original music) - Alex Thode
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Year Commissioned: 2015
Difficulty: Grade 4
2015 KMEA Class AAAA State Champion
Commissioned by the Dixie Heights High School Marching Band (KY) - Mr. Robb Duddey, Director
Winds & Front Ensemble
NOTE: The band made a few tasteful edits, differing from the original version of the show (mp3 above) for their performances.