One of the most innovative ways lights were used as the new rule was passed. The whole program was paced very well and maximized their moments with visual and music integration to the extreme! The snare line was amazing with very fast singles to diddle patterns to paradiddle variations. Great clarity and quality of sound from the whole ensemble.
The front had some amazing moments with inner 2 mallet runs and ritardando sections that you could drive a semi truck through. Great split parts in the marimbas and beautiful writing by Andrew Markworth. Andrew provided a great vehicle for the front ensemble to show off it’s touch and musicianship.
So how does the show look with the lights out? Well, you can’t turn down the lights in the field house, but you can record a rehearsal at dusk:
Special Contributor — Peter @ The Percussion LAB