2023 Prelims Schedule and Program
Kennewick High School - 9:00 AM
This year's show is titled La Vida. Music selections include Bolero by Maurice Ravel, Libertango and Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla, and Livin La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin.
“La Vida explores the wonders and complications of a human life trying to live in a structured society. Our first act with Bolero sounds like a serious march. There is a monotonous and repetitive theme which can be compared to the daily structured life of the average human who is just trying to fit in and work hard like everyone else to make it. Libertango then opens up and offers a sense of freedom from the repetitive labor of before. Oblivion is a realization of failure over trying to achieve something different in this life and the fear of never being able to move on from it. And we finally end with Livin La Vida Loca, the final movement is about taking a chance on a colorful and vibrant life. There is risk and there is fear, but this is what living is about. This is the Life!”
Southridge High School - 9:15 AM
This year's show is titled Thor’s Hammer. Music selections by Randal Standridge.
“Southridge High School Marching Band is proud to present: Thor's Hammer! In an amazing journey that will leave you breathless, we embark on an epic odyssey following the Norse God of Thunder himself as he strides boldly into the heart of battle! Our journey begins with the first movement, a spellbinding portrayal of the majestic city of Asgard, a realm of unparalleled grandeur and awe. But the tale only begins to unfurl as we delve into the second movement, an awe-inspiring spectacle that witnesses the birth of none other than Thor's legendary weapon, the awe-striking Mjolnir! The third movement, an ode to Odin, the All-Father, will transport you to the very heart of the cosmos, where gods and mortals alike bow before his infinite might and wisdom. The SHS Marching Band would like to thank the Southridge Music Boosters, Parents, Fans, and School Administration for their time, effort, and support!”
15 MIN BREAK - 9:30- AM
Naches Valley High School - 9:45 AM
"This year's show is titled Wild Wild West. Music selections include “The Magnificent Seven” by Elmer Bernstein. Original music by Warren Murray, “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Main Theme” by Ennio Morricone. And “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver. All music has been arranged by Jeff Chambers.
“Spaghetti Westerns were the inspiration for this show. Intended for a smaller band, this show packs a punch! It allows this small ensemble to look and sound great, while also telling the classic wild west story complete with cowboys, sheriffs and duels.”
15 MIN BREAK - 10:00 AM
Richland High School - 10:15 AM
This year's show is titled Bright Ideas. Musical themes include Bach’s “Invention Number 13 in A minor” “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and “Light ‘Em Up” by Fall Out Boy. Wind arrangements by Joshua Hinkel. Percussion score by Aaron G. Railey
“The Richland High School Bomber Marching Band is proud to present Bright Ideas. Featured soloists include Hailey Carpenter on flute, Dylan Trigg on tenor saxophone and Forest Carson on Baritone.”
Ridgeview High School - 10:30 AM
This year's show is titled The Temple of the sun. Original music by Gary Gilroy.
“Evoking images, melodies and rhythms of Incan origin, "The Temple of the Sun" follows the passage of the sun from day, to night, and back to day..”
Timberline High School - 10:45 AM
This year's show is titled Rise Up! Music selections include “Resistance” by Muse. “War Pigs” by Black Sabbath. “The Sound of Silence” by Paul Simon. And “Welcome to the Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance.
“Throughout history, humans have used the virtues of defiance and resistance to rise up against whatever holds them back, in order to find their true selves. Positive Deviance, the idea that the uncommon behaviors and strategies of certain individuals or groups enable them to find better solutions to problems, has also been a central driver of invention, innovation, and determination. Rise Up! is inspired by the idea of personal and collective empowerment through meaningful self-expression, and the recurring theme of the Bolero portrays this driving, collective resistance to the status quo!”
University High School - 11:00 AM
This year's show is titled When it Rains. Musical selections include Singin in the Rain by Nacio Herb Brown, Summer in G Minor by Antonio Vivaldi, and Rain Rain Go Away, Tomorrow by Charles Strouse
“Why wait for the storm to pass when you can sing in the rain? When you're stuck with a gray and lonely day, remember: the sun will come out tomorrow. University High School is proud to present "When it Rains..."
Mt. Spokane High School - 11:15 AM
This year's show is titled Beyond Possible. Music arranged by Jeff Chambers and Sy Hovik. Musical selections include O Fly On by Coldplay, Symphony No 10 by Dimitri Shostakovich, Mt Everest by Labrinth, and Frozen Planet 2 by Hans Zimmer.
“The Mt. Spokane Marching Band & Color Guard is proud to present its 2023 production, “Beyond Possible!” This year’s show follows Nepali mountaineer, Nimsdai Purja, and his record breaking journey of climbing the 14 highest peaks in the world, and compare it to overcoming challenges in life. We look forward to sharing the field with so many talented performers and designers in today's competition. The Mt. Spokane Wildcat Marching Band would like to thank all of its parent supporters, drivers, building crew, and the MSHS Bandstand for all of their contributions. We couldn't do this without you! Congratulations to all of the marching bands for representing all of their schools and communities with class!”
West Valley High School - 11:30 AM
"This year's show is titled The Battle of Agincourt. Original music by Jeff Chambers. Drumline music by Jeff Ludlow.
“On October 25, 1415 the English Army under the command of Henry the Fifth defeated the three times larger French cavalry outside the village of Agincourt, France. This heroic battle is a brave telling of a story of beating the odds and overcoming defeat in the face of adversity.”
45 MIN LUNCH BREAK - 11:45 AM
Wenatchee High School - 12:30 PM
This year's show is titled The Crown. Music composed and arrange by Mike Schofield and Adam Pietz.
“The Golden Apple Marching Band presents “The Crown,” painting a picture of loyalty, courage, and obedience to the king. Since the establishment of the kingdom under the reign of Egbert in 827 AD, there have been 63 monarchs of England and Britain over a period of approximately 1200 years. Step back in time with us to witness the procession, allegiance & defense of the crown and all it represents.”
Hermiston High School - 12:45 PM
This year's show is titled Imprisment. Music is arranged by Jeff Chambers, sound design by Tim Mitchell. Musical selections include: Stranger Things Main Theme by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein Beyond by Daft Punk Aha by Imogen Heap Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap
“Imagine being lured into a fantastical world of prisms and glass. With overwhelming optical stimulation as far as the eye can see. Prisms, glass and mirrors make up this adventurous world. Despite having no clue where you are within this world, not all who wander are lost. And every adventure requires a first step. ”
Mead High School - 1:00 PM
This year's show is titled Outside the Box, with music arranged by Lewis Norfleet. Musical selections include A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics by James Horner, A gathering of Atoms by Joseph Curiale, All love can be by James Horner, and The hand of Fate by James Newton Howard.
“When faced with challenges in life, we are often encouraged to think Outside the Box - to approach things in an unconventional way, step outside our comfort zone, and try something new. Mead's 2023 program explores the excitement, fear, and satisfaction that comes from stepping Outside the Box, trying new things, and finding success in new and unexpected ways..”
Sunnyside High School - 1:15 PM
This year's show is titled A Return to the Classics . Musical selections include Back in Black, arranged by Tom Wallace, Sweet Child of Mine arranged by Paul Murtha, and Dream on arranged by Jay Bocock.
“Join us on a musical journey through the annals of rock 'n' roll history, as we pay tribute to the iconic classics that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of generations.”
15 MIN BREAK - 1:30 PM
Hanford High School - 1:45 PM
This year's show is titled Beyond the Planets. Musical selections include First Suite in Eb for Military Band, Moorside Suite, and The Planets by Gustav Holst. Wind Arrangement by Lewis Norfleet.
““The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us -- there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.”
Humans have gazed in awe at the night sky since our first days walking the earth. The heavens bear our mythology, our curiosity, our wonder. Our new and expanding knowledge of the Cosmos only reinforces the immensity and the marvel of the universe. Join the 2023 Hanford Marching Band on a journey beyond the planets and into the greatest of mysteries.”
Chiawana High School - 2:00 PM
This year's show is titled The Other Side. Music selections include Deliver Us by Stephen Swartz, Hello by ADELE, The Other Side by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. All arrangements are done by Jeff Chambers. Sound Design by Tim Mitchell
“In all of our lives, we experience Duality.
Up and Down, Left and Right.
Darkness in the evening, and the morning's fresh Light.
There are two sides of every story you know.
How often do we stay on one side, because that is all that we know?”
Central Valley High School - 2:15 PM
This year's show is titled Shatter Me.. Musical selections include Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Michael Jackson’s Min in the Mirror, and LIndsey Stirling’s Shatter Me.
“We are a product of what has been
We uphold tradition because tradition has made us strong
Do you ever wonder
What it would be like
To break the glass?
How would it feel to
Ridgeline High School - 2:30 PM
This year's show is titled More to me. Music selections include Rocky Fanfare by Bill Conti, On the Waterfront by Leonard Bernstein, Survivor by Destiny’s CHild, and Going the Distance by Bill Conti. Music arranged by Lewis Norfleet.
“"More To Me" reflects the unique story of every person who answers the ring bell called life. Round after round, we are met with challenges that sharpen and reveal the character of ourselves, the way we carry ourselves to the next round. We all have a story to tell, a fight to fight, and a victory that sometimes only we ourselves can see. The unique stories that make up all of the members of the Ridgeline Regiment speaks to the revelation that there is more to me, more to you and more to all of us than just our victories and our loses. We hope you feel like a champion of the world by the end of our program. You deserve it!.”
15 MIN BREAK - 2:45 PM
Pasco High School - 3:00 PM
This year's show is titled The Art of Balance. Music is arranged by Jeff Chambers. and Taylor Edwards.
“This year’s show, titled “The Art of Balance”, is adapted from a Jeff Chambers original show titled “Emotions.” While the show displays the art of physical balance, we also reflect on how we balance our emotions, relationships, and the demands of our daily lives. The middle of the show asks, “what happens when things go out of balance?”
Cle Elum High School - 3:15 PM
This year's show is titled Sea and Song. Musical selections include Under the Sea, Ocean Eyes, Jaws, and Ocean Man.
“Beneath the ocean surface, under-sea people live in peace and harmony. When their world is torn apart by the entrance of an outsider, people panic and turn against their own kind. Through the conflict, however, love finds a way to survive.””
Vallivue High School - 3:30 PM
This year's show is titled Breakout by Randall Standridge.
The Vallivue Marching Corps. is pleased to perform this year’s show, entitled “Breakout.” It is a musical interpretation of an adrenaline filled Prison Escape in four movements entitled, Prison Break, Pursuit, Hope and Unrelenting. We hope you enjoy, “Breakout!”
Kamiakin High School - 3:45 PM
This year's show is titled Those Before Us. Music Arranged by Jeff Chambers. Selections include Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland and original work by Jeff Chambers. Sound design by Taylor Heath
“This year's show, titled “Those Before Us” and explores the past, present and future through a young person's eyes.”
PRELIM AWARDS - 4:15 PM