Standard Concert Band
Florida 9-star Honor Band
This exciting work depicts the lively and sunny nature of the state of Florida. Opening with a brilliant and majestic section highlighting the state’s bright and vibrant culture, a flowing melody follows, representing the calming winds and consistent breeze of the state. Dance is a large part of Florida’s culture, especially in its southern region, and the 7/8 rhythm captures an Afro-Latin style dance movement. The chorale/hymn section is based on the “Florida Song,” which is a traditional school song of many schools, including Florida A&M in Tallahassee. The work then recapitulates and moves toward a driving and joyful conclusion. An excellent contest/festival work!
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
F. Horn 1
F. Horn 2
Percussion 1: Snare Drum, Bass Drum
Percussion 2: Triangle, Sus. Cym.
Percussion 3: Triangle, Hi-Hat, Maracas Mallets: Xylophone, Bells, Marimba, Vibraphone