That Which Confines Us

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Price: $1,300 Duration: 5:50
Difficulty: High Open Class
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Mvt 1 - Ensemble

Mvt 2 - Ensemble

Mvt 3 - Ensemble


       Welcome to this Danny Elfman and Tim Burton inspired production where the performers stand up against anything and everything that confines them. This show is meant to be a spectacle with as many unique and "out of the box" ideas as possible! The “Little Boxes” melody weaves its way throughout the show as a creepy reminder of things that confine. Mvt 2 features Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata as the foundation of classical confinement before the arrangement changes things up quite a bit. There is lots of potential for props here and this is sure to be the crowd favorite at every show!
       “That Which Confines Us” was originally the Independent World class Gold Medalist at WGI Championships in 2014 performed by Pulse Percussion and was released for the 2015 indoor season.

      Important:  Permission to arrange and perform would need to be granted to purchase this show due to the inclusion of a copyrighted material. There is an additional $150 publisher fee for the song “Little Boxes” by Malvina Reynolds.

      This show will not be available for WGI Championships for the foreseeable future. Feel free to contact us for any more detailed information.


  • Snare
  • Tenor
  • 5 Bass Drums
  • Cymbals
  • 3 Marimbas
  • Xylophone/Metallics
  • 3 Vibes
  • 3 Synthesizers
  • 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: