2004 – Repertoire

The 2004 Repertoire:

The Architecture of Life
Dreamscape: Sonoran Desert Holiday
Urbanscape: On the Town
Urbanscape: Bizarro

from a Spirit press release

SPIRIT from Jacksonville State University
2004 Production

Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps from Jacksonville State University proudly announces their 2004 program, “The Architecture of Life.” The corps will explore four “scapes” of life including “Mindscape,” “Dreamscape,” “Soundscape,” and “Urbanscape.”

“Mindscape” will explore similarities and differences of the right and left side of the brain illustrating the analytical and creative sides of the human mind. Listen for original music during this movement that will be both rhythmic and lyrical.
“Dreamscape” will create a very ethereal, yet melodic musical picture that will include handbells and metallic sounds utilizing the symphonic wind music of Ron Nelson’s “Sonoran Desert Holiday.”
“Soundscape” will be a treat to the ears, as musical roles in the performers will be reversed. Listen for a rhythmic hornbook and melodic percussion ensemble book. This movement will explore timbre, sonority, sound effect and percussion sounds that will create a wide spectrum of sound and color for both brass and percussion ensembles.
The final movement, “Urbanscape,” will be focused around life in the traditional city of the 1940’s and 1950’s and how life in the modern city has evolved to the fast-paced lifestyle that it is today. Music from Leonard Bernsteins, “On the Town” and Michael Daugherty’s “Bizarro” will serve as the musical palate for this movement.
David Starnes, who will serve as the Program Coordinator, will again head the Spirit design team. Also returning to the design team for 2004 is Mr. Michael Gaines who will serve as the drill writer and visual consultant and Mr. Clint Gillespie as the percussion arranger and coordinator. New to the design team this year will be Mr. Randy Nelson, who will serve as the Visual Coordinator, overseeing the drill and color guard programs. Also joining the staff for 2004 as music arranger will be Mr. Richard Saucedo. Mr. Saucedo brings his expertise in arranging and composition of original works to the design element of the team.
The Caption Heads for SPIRIT 2004 will be Jimmy Steele (brass), Nick Angelis (percussion), Stacey Flannery (guard), Johnnie Green (visual).
The Spirit family looks forward to this year’s production and is very proud of the design team that will be creating the 2004 program.