When the Forest Calls - Simplified

» Marching Band Beg/Int
Price: $1,600 Duration: 7:45
Wind Difficulty: Grade 2
Percussion Difficulty: Beginning, Level 2
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Simplified Version

Mvt 1 - Ensemble

Mvt 2 - Ensemble

Mvt 3 - Ensemble


NEW for 2024: This show has both a Simplified and Intermediate version for winds and percussion

     "When the Forest Calls" is the allure of a place hidden from the human world, neither evil or good in the beginning, just mysterious and ethereal. This ambiguous world is presented to start as the band, guard and set present a kind of enclosed forest entrance or mass of “trees” that could be represented in a variety of ways. The show focuses on a single guard members progression of curiosity into this new land and takes us all the way to the transformation of seemingly becoming one of them, just to find out the forest has turned against them in an epic plot twist!

     This show features a mystical-forest film score/trailer sound which is a treasure trove of fantastic sounds and colors to create with the ensemble! Celeste, children's choir swells, harp glissandi, the sounds of nature/insects/animals and tinkling mystery all work seamlessly in this fantasy world with plenty of opportunity for mic'd wind soloists as well.

     This show was originally commissioned for the fall of 2021 and was released for the 2022 season

    *Perusal score available upon request


  • 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
  • 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 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 file format

  Count Sheets for each Movement in Excel file format

  Personal Login Page with a username and password to access all your show files

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

  NEW! MainStage files come with all band shows. Inquire for more information

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