Take to the Skies

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Price: $1,600 Duration: 7:10 (6:30 without outro)
Wind Difficulty: Grade 2
Percussion Difficulty: Beginning
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Narration version

Mvt 1, Ensemble mp3

Mvt 2 - Ensemble

Mvt 3 - Ensemble

No Narration version

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Mvt 1 - Ensemble

Mvt 2 - Ensemble

Mvt 3 - Ensemble

Multiple Percussion Versions:

  • Not sure which version fits you best?
  • Reserve both for no additional cost!


       In the early 1900's, seeing the miracle of flight brought an excitement to the world that was unprecedented. America was a top innovator in aviation and this production explores this revolutionary invention. The period based era lends itself well to guard costuming and an overall aesthetic that is timeless and classic. This show was specifically designed to be performed by a less experienced or smaller ensemble. Smart/simple voicing's, range considerations, and technical demand factor heavily in the scoring process to ensure the smaller ensemble will sound full and create the character required of this type of music. 
       This show was originally commissioned for the fall of 2015 and was released for the 2016 season. There is a version without narration available as well. Just ask upon inquiry.


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

Full Wind Instr.

  • Flute
  • Clarinet 1, 2
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Alto Sax 1, 2
  • Tenor Sax
  • Baritone Sax
  • Trumpet 1, 2, 3
  • Mellophone
  • Trombone 1, 2
  • Baritone (B.C & T.C. parts provided)
  • Tuba

Reduced Wind Instr.

  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Alto Sax
  • Tenor Sax
  • Baritone Sax
  • Trumpet 1, 2
  • Mellophone
  • Trombone
  • Baritone (B.C.& T.C. parts provided)
  • Tuba

What You Get:

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

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

 New system with individual wav files for the provided samples

 Count Sheets for each Movement in Excel file format

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

 Now offering Winds only XML files for groups interested in using Smart Music. Please request if interested