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!

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5 months ago
11

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!

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a month ago
7

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"

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3 months ago
5

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
▻ 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
▻ 2011 - Brave New World (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/creep


▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CAROLINA CROWN ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 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
▻ 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
▻ 2010 - A Sec2nd Chance (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/secondchance


▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ 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

▼▼▼▼▼▼ SANTA CLARA VANGUARD ▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2016 - Force of Nature (Score01)
https://musescore.com/user/24116/scores/2576811
▻ 2017 - Ouroboros (TheMTCrew)
https://musescore.com/themtcrew/ouroboros

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5 months ago
15

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

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5 months ago
56

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:
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Electronics:

HEAT WAVE
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
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Electronics:

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

INCOGNITO
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
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Electronics:

LEGENDS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
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Electronics:

LES STENTORS
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Electronics:

LOUSIANA STARS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
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Electronics:

RAIDERS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
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Electronics:

RIVER CITY RYTHM
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Percussion Arranger:
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Electronics:

SHADOW
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Percussion Arranger:
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SOUTHWIND
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Percussion Arranger:
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Electronics:

SPARTANS
Brass Arranger:
Percussion Arranger:
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VANGUARD CADETS
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Electronics:

WATCHMEN
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Percussion Arranger:
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Electronics:

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5 months ago
7

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!

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8 months ago
13

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!

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5 months ago
1

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.

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5 months ago
10

Need Battery writers

i recently made an arrangement from ravels piano trio and im curious of what you guys think of it leave a like and add comments of what you would do. its not done yet and i need a lot of battery parts

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6 months ago
3

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!

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11 months ago
12

Battery Writer NEEDED

Hello, my name is Ben and a friend and I are making a marching band show called Shadows and could really use a battery writer. I personally am a percussionist but right now I'm composing all of the pit music, so that's why I need someone to help out with the battery stuff if they can.

Interested? Email me here: ben.davis700@gmail.com
Or you can reply to this post. Either way works for me.

Thanks!
Ben

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7 months ago
5

Les Miserables Show

I have arranged a couple of pieces for a DBC style show based on Les Miserables. It is all a work in progress, but I would love critique and collaboration. I definitely need percussion parts. Feel free to look and let me know if you want to work on it.

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8 months ago
2

Looking for Pit/Battery Writer

So I've Been Working on a DCI Piece Since June and it is very close to being complete. I think I wrote a Pretty good Show Brass Wise but, I Desperately Need Someone (or Two Someones one for each) too Either Write, Help me learn to write, or Share Pit and Battery Parts to Complete this Project.

If Interested The Show is on My Profile Titled "The Moment After Now"
With all the Original Music Noted in the Description.
Either Leave a Response Here
Comment on the Show
or Email Me at Itsaueres@gmail.com

Thank you for your time any Response Would Be Appreciated.

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8 months ago
1

Drum Corps Show Collab?

Anyone want to do a collaboration on a DCI show this summer? I have written plenty of shows and just finished 2 stand tunes for my High School Marching Band. I have done a collab with musescore before and it was pretty smooth. hmu of you would like to. I am good at arranging pieces and work good with all instruments.

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11 months ago
10

DCI percussion transcribers wanted (Drumline and Pit)

I need somebody to help transcribe the Drumline and Pit for my transcription of the Cavaliers' 2014 show Immortal. The entire brass score is finished, I just need people willing to transcribe in the percussion parts

I have most of the rack part and I have all the percussion in the Dance Macabre section done

The score- https://musescore.com/user/357766/scores/4100606

There are GoPro cams online of the run-throughs of Snare, Tenor, Bass 3, Bass 5 and 2 Marimbas on YouTube, but i don't know how to put heard drum rhythms onto paper so to speak.

If anybody wants to help, leave a comment of any sections/instruments you'd be willing to do

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10 months ago
0

Pit Writer Up for Collabs!

Hi! I'm Jack and the title says it all. I'm primarily looking for a DCI-style of writer to work with, but I'd be more than willing to work on marching band pieces as well! A drumline writer and an experienced brass writer would be much appreciated.

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10 months ago
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