Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

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Price: $1,300 Duration: 6:20
Difficulty: Mid/High Open class
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Audio Files

Mvt 1 - Ensemble

Mvt 2 - Ensemble

Mvt 3 - Ensemble

Description:

       Based off one of the most well known books about the differences between men and women, "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" is a lighthearted tribute to this idea. The intro takes the opportunity to have fun with the stereotypes of the different sexes right away. The main part of Mvt 1 takes Whitney Houston's cult classic "I wanna Dance with somebody" and puts a more romantic spin on the treatment of it. Mvt 2 changes things up with a take on James Browns "It's a mans world" to really highlight the characteristics of the mans world :) The show ends with the question "with so many differences between the two, how does it work?" The show ends with a big over the top romantic mashup of the tunes from 1 and 2 and hits home the idea that those differences go away when you find the right match.

        The original version worked great due to the amount of female performers in the marching battery. Assuming not every group has that, maybe there could be a female visual ensemble or dance team to help tell the story. Food for thought.

       “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” was originally the Scholastic World class Silver Medalist at WGI Championships in 2016 performed by Chino Hills HS. This show was released for the 2017 indoor season. 

      Permission to arrange and perform would need to be granted to purchase this show due to the inclusion of both copyrighted material. There is an additional $300 publisher fee for the use of the songs, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody" by Whitney Houston and "It's a Mans World" by James Brown. This version will not include the "Let's Get it started" track.

Instrumentation

  • Snare
  • Tenor
  • 4 & 5 Bass Drums
  • Cymbals
  • 3 Marimbas
  • Xylophone/Crotales
  • Chimes/Bells
  • 3 Vibes
  • 3 Synthesizers
  • Sampler
  • Timpani
  • Drum Set
  • 2 Aux. Percussion

Multiple Versions:

  • Not sure which version fits you best?
  • Reserve both for no additional cost!
  • You can get the Open Class version free of charge with the purchase of the World Class show, just request when confirming the show.

What You Get:

 PDF files for all movements including full scores, battery scores and all individual parts

Note: we do not provide the notation files for the music in an effort to protect the music

 MP3 recordings for the full ensemble, click tracks and battery percussion only

 Samples/sound effects in individual .wav files 

 Count Sheets for each Movement in Excel file format

 Personal web page with a username and password to access all your unit's show files

Original Performance Video for Reference: