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Music Only: $900.00
Drill Only: $595.00

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Genre: Contemporary
Music Grade: 4.5
Performance Time: 5:04
Space J.J. Wren
Drill Included Drill Sizes
Classification: Sch Reg A/Sch A
Drill Designer: Jeff Fackler
Total Drill Sets: 36
2 Snare 1 Tenor 4 Bass
3 Snare 2 Tenor 4 Bass
4 Snare 2 Tenor 5 Bass
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"Space: Journey, Wonders, Dangers" is derived from the fascination and risk involved in space exploration.

The journey begins as we travel through Earth's atmosphere, breaking the barrier between our world and that of the unknown. This beginning section of the work features quick tempos, impressive battery figures, and strong ostinatos which give the music a constant feeling of movement.

The middle section of this piece symbolizes the beauties and wonders we encounter as we travel through outer space. Beautiful, yet haunting melodies supported by tasteful battery passages dominate this section of the work. The frequent use of metallics gives images of flickering lights and stars; and the use of extreme ranges of the keyboard instruments give contrast between lightness and darkness (which infers the vast emptiness of space).

The closing movement of the piece represents the many dangers that outer space encompasses. Fast tempos and often chaotic ensemble segments display this idea of inevitable peril. Finally, in our attempt to escape the pandemonium, we again plunge into our atmosphere, headed back towards Earth. We briefly revisit the beginning of the work, and with the final note, we crash back into our world.

The show concept and organization make "Space: Journey, Wonders, Dangers" easy for any show designer to create. Challenging battery and keyboard passages guarantee the enjoyment of performing this piece as well as showcasing the skills of any ensemble. So have fun as you experience the journey through space, but always remember that exploration has its risks!

What's Included in the Price?

  • Wind/Percussion Score and Parts
    • Hard-copy format only
  • Digital Drill Design Package
    • Convenient download format
    • All adaptable drill sizes included
    • PDF portfolio containing drill charts
    • Pyware files for editing (Pyware 9 or higher required)
    • Quicktime Drill Animation
  • Contest Protection*
    • Drill will be contest protected, on a first come-first serve basis, for each contest performance location you will be attending during the current marching season. This policy will protect each band purchasing drill with exclusivity, based on their performance schedule, providing a one-of-a-kind show at each contest location regardless of state lines. Participation in WGI Championships requires an additional license rental fee of $500 on all non-Row Loff shows).

*Row-Loff Productions shows carry only 100-mile radius exclusivity on DRILL ONLY and standard features may differ from others. Price includes license rental for one competitive season only.