To Show Your Strength

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Price: $1,800 Duration: 7:40
Wind Difficulty: Grade 4
Percussion Difficulty: Int/Adv, Beg/Int versions
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Int/Adv Percussion Version

Mvt 1 - Ensemble

Mvt 2 - Ensemble

Mvt 3 - Ensemble

Beg/Int Percussion 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!


    This production is conceptually based off of our original Pulse Percussion 2018 show Guarded, but it features completely new original music. In its simplest form, this show moves from dark to light. The dark is where we hide, with walls up high, shields at the ready, protecting ourselves from everything so that nothing can hurt us. The light is the result of opening up, being true to ourselves, and experiencing life to the fullest. There is a string of narration lines that help guide the audience, but the heart of the production lies in the following line:To show your weakness is to be vulnerable, To be vulnerable is to show your strength.”

    The dark is represented by the winds and percussion most of the time and the light represented at various times by the guard or featured wind soloists.  This can be totally switched up depending on your interpretation of the concept! One of the big intended GE moments is in the 2nd movement, when the entire band sheds their "armor" to become more vulnerable. To Show Your Strength has lots of potential for a an emotional, captivating, and memorable show!

    This show was originally commissioned for the fall of 2019 and was released for the 2020 season.

    *Perusal score available upon request

Original Pulse Percussion show "Guarded"

Behind the scenes of "Guarded" with the designers.


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

Full Winds:

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

Reduced Winds:

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

Simply pick and choose the parts you want from the above lists of Full and Reduced Winds! We will make your parts and scores specific to your group. If the parts you need are not on the above list, please inquire about additional custom options.

What You Get:

  PDF files including Wind Scores, Percussion Scores, Drill Scores (Winds + Battery) and all Individual Parts

  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 Login Page with a username and password to access all your unit's show files

  Sibelius or XML files can be provided for an additional fee. Inquire for more information

  NEW! MainStage files will be available for this show

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