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Song suggestions for a drum corps show

Hey! So I'm starting work on a project called "Wake Up" and I'm looking for ideas of some possible songs to put in it. They can either be from this website or big professional works.

The show theme is more on the depressing/somber side with a twist at the very end. (Not spoiling anything yet) But help would be appreciated with the musical selections and also a percussion writer would be awesome!

Thanks!

Which is your favorite DCI show?

I want to find out which one is the more favored show. There will be four different shows for each corps. In the comments pick your favorite out from each corps.
I'm sorry if i miss some corps ( I know i didn't get them all), tell me other corps that I missed in the comments.
After I get some vote on the shows, I'm going to put out what percent of people voted for each show.

Bluecoats:
1: 2014- "Tilt"
2: 2016- "Downside up"
3: 2011- "Brave New World"
4: 2010- "Metropolis"

Blue Devils:
1: 2014- "Felliniesque"
2: 2017- "Metamorph"
3: 2007- "Winged Victory"
4: 1994- "My Spanish Heart"

Carolina Crown:
1: 2013- "E = MC²"
2: 2011- "Rach Star"
3: 2007- "Triple Crown"
4: 2015- "Inferno"

Phantom Regiment:
1: 2008- "Spartacus"
2: 2015- "City of Light"
3: 1996- "A Defiant Heart: The Music of Dmitri Shostakovitch"
4: 2005- "Rhapsody"

The Academy:
1: 2016- "Drum Corpse Bride"
2: 2006- "¡danzón! '
3: 2013-"Piano Man"
4: 2007- "The Chase"

Blue Knights:
1: 2017- "i"
2: 1995- "Legacy"
3: 2006- "Dark Knights"
4: 1993- "The Next Generation"

The Cadets:
1: 2011- "Between Angels and Demons"
2: 2000- "We are the Future"
3: 1987- "Appalachian Spring"
4: 1993- "In the Spring, At the Time When Kings Go Off to War"

Crossmen:
1: 2016- "Continuum"
2: 2001- "Late Night Jazz"
3: 2003- "Colors"
4: 1996- "The Voices of Jazz"

Madison Scouts:
1: 2011- "New York Morning"
2: 2005- "The Carmen Project"
3: 1990- "Undiscovered Madison"
4: 2003- "GOLD, GREEN AND RED: The Music of Benoit Jutras"

Santa Clara Vanguard:
1: 1989- "Phantom of the Opera"
2: 2016- "Force of Nature"
3: 1999- "Inventions for a New Millennium"
4: 1995- "Not the Nutcracker"

Blue Stars:
1: 1993- "Selections from Candide"
2: 2003- "Visions of Blue"
3: 2010- "Houdini"
4: 1999- "Ivan the Terrible"

Boston Crusaders:
1: 2002- "You Are My Star"
2: 2017- "Wicked Games"
3: 2000- "RED"
4: 2010- "Thy Kingdom Come"

2112

Hey, I was wondering if anybody has found a very good "FULL SHOW" based on the song 2112, if not I was maybe thinking of trying to make one. I know that there is one by some college band that is pretty good but it is only like a 3 min show and I was looking for like a full, and well done, HS or DCI show. If I end up making a show based off of this, please also let me know if you'd be interested in helping me :) THX fellow DCI lovers!

Star of Indiana / Brass Theatre / Blast!

Seems Star of Indiana / Brass Theatre / Blast! does not get near the attention it should in this community.

Star had such an incredible horn line (2 valve G horns for the entire run???) and Jim Prime's arrangements were excellent.

Wondering if anyone here ever had the chance to see them live?

Here is a medley of various Star charts -
https://musescore.com/hoosierdaddy/star-of-indiana-medley

List of All Transcribed DCI Shows

If you want me to add your transcription to this list, comment below and I'll add ASAP!
If you already see a show you've transcribed on the list, don't feel any reason not to comment yours anyways, I'll add it!


▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE ACADEMY ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2016 - Drum Corpse Bride (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/drumcorpsebride


▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE BLUE DEVILS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2017 - Metamorph (DillonReese)
https://musescore.com/user/4279506/scores/4267421
▻ 2017 - Metamorph (NecroDavid2)
https://www.musescore.com/user/12971656/scores/4578731
▻ 2016 - As Dreams Are Made On (DillonReese)
https://musescore.com/user/4279506/scores/2797491
▻ 2015 - Ink (NecroDavid2)
https://www.musescore.com/user/12971656/scores/4578686
▻ 2015 - Ink (DillonReese)
https://musescore.com/user/4279506/scores/5107780
▻ 2014 - Felliniesque (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/felliniesque


▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE BLUE KNIGHTS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2017 - i (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/i
▻ 2015 - Because (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/because


▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE BLUECOATS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2017 - Jagged Line (DillonReese)
https://musescore.com/user/4279506/scores/4138271
▻ 2016 - Downside Up (DillonReese)
https://musescore.com/user/4279506/scores/2322771
▻ 2015 - Kinetic Noise (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/kineticnoise
▻ 2014 - Tilt (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/tilt
▻ 2013 - ... To Look For America (Beltalian)
https://musescore.com/user/947116/scores/898971
▻ 2012 - Unmasqued (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/unmasqued
▻ 2011 - Brave New World (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/creep


▼▼▼▼▼▼ BOSTON CRUSADERS ▼▼▼▼▼▼ 
▻ 2018 - S.O.S. (TheMTCrew) 
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/sos


▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CAROLINA CROWN ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2018 - Beast (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/beast
▻ 2017 - It Is (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/itis
▻ 2016 - Relentless (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/itis
▻ 2015 - Inferno (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/oldinferno
▻ 2015 - Inferno (turand0t)
https://musescore.com/user/137260/scores/968501
▻ 2013 - E=MC2 (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/emc2
▻ 2012 - For The Common Good (DillonReese)
https://musescore.com/user/4279506/scores/3441941
▻ 2011 - Rach Star (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/rachstar


▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE CADETS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2016 - Awakening (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/awakening


▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CROSSMEN ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2017 - Enigma (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/enigma
▻ 2016 - Continuum (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/continuum
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▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ MADISON SCOUTS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2011 - New York Morning (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/empire


▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ PHANTOM REGIMENT▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ 
▻ 2015 - The City of Light (turand0t) 
https://musescore.com/user/137260/scores/1125201


▼▼▼▼▼▼ SANTA CLARA VANGUARD ▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2017 - Ouroboros (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/ouroboros
 ▻ 2016 - Force of Nature (Score01) 
https://musescore.com/user/24116/scores/2576811 
 ▻ 2014 - Scheherazade: Words 2 Live By (turand0t) 
https://musescore.com/user/137260/scores/860531

English carols

Currently, the songbook contains these English songs:

✔ Angels We Have Heard on High
✔ Away in a Manger
✔ Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light
✔ Coventry Carol
✔ Deck the Hall
✔ Ding Dong Merrily on High
✔ God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
✔ Good King Wenceslas
✔ Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
✔ In the Bleak Midwinter
✔ It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
✔ Jingle Bells
✔ Joy to the World
✔ Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
✔ O Christmas Tree
✔ O Come, All Ye Faithful
✔ O Little Town of Bethlehem
✔ Silent Night
✔ The Angel Gabriel
✔ The First Nowell
✔ The Holly and the Ivy
✔ We Three Kings
✔ We wish you a Merry Christmas-piano
✔ We wish you a Merry Christmas
✔ What Child is This

Christmas Contest - Win Prizes!!

Hey Everyone,

I thought it might be a fun idea to create a contest to arrange a Christmas song. It can be for drum corps, or marching band, or whatever... but the rules are simple:

1 - You must be a member of this group
2 - You must post your arrangement here
3 - You must submit before December 20, 2017

It is also important to mention that it is not necessarily the best arrangement that can win, but the most interesting or unique (not necessarily technically the best) can be chosen.

The judge for the contest will be Key Poulan!

There will also be 2 categories - 18 and Under and Over 18.

First prize winner in each category will receive the DCI 2017 Blu-Ray Deluxe Bundle (https://store.dci.org/collections/audio-video/products/dcirnv8103-2017-blu-ray-deluxe-bundle)

Second prize winners will receive 2 tickets to any DCI show (except finals).

Third prize winners will receive a DCI sweatshirt (or from the drum corps of your choice).

I have also posted a template that can be used as a starting point. You can feel free to use this basic arrangement as a starting point for your own arrangement of the same song:

https://musescore.com/daniel/scores/4834952

Current List of DCI Arrangers & Composers

Thought it could be interesting to put together a current list for reference of all DCI arrangers & composers by corps and role for 2018 season. I will update this first post as we go along (and will try to invite each of them to this group :-) ).

// World Class //

THE ACADEMY
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

BLUE DEVILS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

BLUE KNIGHTS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

BLUE STARS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

BLUECOATS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

BOSTON CRUSADERS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

THE CADETS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

CAROLINA CROWN
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

THE CAVALIERS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

COLTS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

CROSSMEN
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

GENESIS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

JERSEY SURF
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

MADISON SCOUTS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

MANDARINS
Brass Arranger: Key Poulan - https://musescore.com/keypoulan
Percussion Arranger: Darren VanDerpoel
Front Ensemble Arranger: Bryan Nungaray

MUSIC CITY
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

OREGON CRUSADERS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

PACIFIC CREST
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

PHANTOM REGIMENT
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

PIONEER
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

// Open Class //

7TH REGIMENT
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

THE BATALLION
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

BLUE DEVILS B
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

BLUE DEVILS C
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

COLT CADETS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

COLUMBIANS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

GOLD
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

GOLDEN EMPIRE
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

GUARDIANS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

HEAT WAVE
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

IMPULSE
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

INCOGNITO
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

LEGENDS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

LES STENTORS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

LOUSIANA STARS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

RAIDERS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

RIVER CITY RYTHM
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

SHADOW
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

SOUTHWIND
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

SPARTANS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

VANGUARD CADETS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

WATCHMEN
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
Front Ensemble Arranger:
Electronics:

Synchronize YouTube Videos with Scores

Not sure how many of you know about the MuseScore feature where you can synchronize a YouTube video with a score, but thought it could be pretty cool to sync up some videos.

Here is an example of a synchronized score: https://musescore.com/robin_m_butler/drum-corp

This could take the concept of Vic Firth's "Learn the Music" to the next level. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCq9eCicq8HmD80vSyIbp8w

Christmas Show Mvt 1

In need of a writer for Battery and Pit percussion for my currently unnamed Christmas show. The first movement is pretty much complete. The first movement features Carol of the Bells and a small portion of We Wish You a Merry Christmas, as that is foreshadowing the theme of the finale. It is majorly in 3/4, with the last section being in 4/4. There is two drum breaks in the opener, one being right after the hit, and after the runs in section C. If interested, please let me know!

MuseScore Drum Corps Event

Hey! I just read that MuseScore is hosting an event in which people can submit arrangements for drum corps for a chance to win prizes. I just have some questions.
How long should the arrangement be?
Are all instruments supported by DCI supported for the event? (french horn, euphonium, etc)
Does the piece have to be an arrangement? Or can it be original?
Thank you!

Matching Wind Arrangers with Percussion Arrangers

It seems one of the most common themes in this thread are wind arrangers looking to collab with percussion arrangers. Let's get you hooked up!

Anyone looking to collaborate with other users to write battery or front ensemble parts, I suggest that you join the official Marching Percussion group and post a request in this discussion there - https://musescore.com/groups/4833679/discuss/4845310

MuseScore + Drum Corps

Hey Everyone,

I wanted to post a quick note and to say hello. I have recently joined the MuseScore team and you will certainly see me around jumping into discussions here and there and answering any questions you guys might have.

I wanted to make a specific point of dropping in this group and getting to know you guys and seeing how I might be able to support and see if we can spread the word to other drum corps fans and make this group the top resource out there for all things drum corps.

I've been a drum corps fan since I was a kid. I went to my first show when I was 12 and was instantly hooked. I was lucky enough to go on to march, even though my main instrument is bassoon. I first auditioned for SCV on bari, but didn't make the line. I kept at it, auditioned again and again until I finally made Blue Devils hornline and then later spent a couple years as drum major for the corps. After aging out, I went on to work with Crossmen and Cadets, and remain a fan until this day.

I am excited about being a part of the MuseScore community and look forward to becoming more actively involved (especially in the drum corps and marching music communities!!). I would love to hear your thoughts or ideas on how MuseScore could become the ideal resource for drum corps fans and the top community for marching music.

DCI Show Collab?

I would love some assistance on ideas, theme, and overall just making an amazing unique show.

Ive already contacted other users to make shows, but I decided to see if any one is up to the task!

Some selections of songs I had in mind(Of course not all of them):
Ride the Lightning - Metallica
Rooster - Alice in Chains
Hey Jude - The Beatles (Trumpet screaming ideas?)
Mama, I'm comin' home - Ozzy
Paper Cut - Alex Shapiro
The Cave You Fear - Michael Markowski
Ride - Sam R. Hazo
Mars - Gustav Holst (SCV 12)
Piano Concerto Mvt. 4 - John Corigliano (Pr 06 and SCV 2015 Closer)
Medea - Bartok (Star of Indiana 93 or Crown 16)
Canyon - Phillip Glass (SCV 1999 and Warm Up)
One - Metallica
Dreams 3 (Visions) - Bertrand Moren (Crown 2012 Closer)

I still have no theme set in stone yet. I'm also not that great at writing battery.

I'm good with Pit percussion, Brass, and Electronic sounds.

If you have any interest of joining the band wagon, and/or shooting some of you ideas, send me a message, I usually always respond asap!

Thanks!