Not What, But How

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Price: $1,100 Duration: 5:25
Difficulty: Mid to High Open Class
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Original version w/ Montell Jordan track

Mvt 1 - Ensemble

Mvt 2 - Ensemble

Mvt 3 - Ensemble

Optional Mvt 3 w/ No Copyrighted Vocals

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Mvt 1 - Ensemble

Mvt 2 - Ensemble

Mvt 3 - Ensemble (no copyrighted vocals)


     The idea for this show is to take things that under normal circumstances would never be thought of as “Cool” and turn them into memorable moments! From the random samples in the beginning including an epic arrangement of “Merry had a little lamb,” the hand held disk ballad experience, to the hip hop dance breakdown, this show is a treat for the performers and audience alike! 
      "Not What, but How" was originally commissioned for Pacifica HS was the Scholastic Open Class Gold medalist at WGI World Championships in 2011. This show was released for the 2012 indoor season. 

       Important: This show has two available options: The original version that includes the copyright track "This is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan.  Permission to arrange and perform this version would need to be granted to purchase this show due to the inclusion of a copyrighted material. There is an additional $300 publisher fee for the Montel Jordan vocals.  However, this show can also be performed without these vocals without having to obtain any copyrights.

      This show requires a Remo "sound shape" head for each performer. Click HERE for more info on these. 


  • Snare
  • Tenor
  • 4 & 5 Bass Drums
  • Cymbals
  • 3 Marimbas
  • Xylophone
  • Glockenspiel/Chimes
  • 3 Vibes
  • 2 Synthesizers
  • 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, or the A class version free with the Open class version, 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: