Need for Speed, The (Full Instrumentation)
Style: | Difficulty: Medium Difficult | Grade: 4
Composed by: Key Poulan, Shawn Glyde and Dan Bryan
Originally commissioned by: Mooresville H.S., Mooresville, North Carolina - Ken Davis, Director
Published By: Key Poulan Music
The Need for Speed can be performed as a tribute to NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt, or simply for what it is, an exciting and nail biting auto race to the finish!
Mvt. 1: "Start Your Engines" opens with a fanfare announcing the revving of engines prior to the start of the race. The drivers are in their cars and getting ready to tear down the track. After a relatively mild pace lap, the green flag comes out and the race is off and running, with music that jumps in tempo to a blistering speed that is further witnessed in the sudden increase in the speed of the guard work.
Mvt. 2: "In Remembrance of Dale" remembers the aura that Earnhardt Sr. cast over all the drivers through his seventy-six career wins and seven championship seasons. His popularity with the fans due to his charming but devilish demeanor and the aggressive driving that was a large part of the legend is felt in this tribute, both tender and dynamic.
Mvt. 3: "Checkered Flag" grows ever more wild and intense as two cars battle for the lead and the win. The music keeps increasing in intensity as the finish line grows ever closer. Only at the very end do we have a winner! The checkered flag is revealed and the winner advances to the victory lane as the fans cheer and fists are pumped in the air in joyful triumph.
Show Specific Add-Ons
Many KPM shows are now available with effective drill. The drill options include stock, modified stock or custom drill packages and are all reasonably priced. Drill comes pre-designed for small, medium and large bands and can be modified to your instrumentation by the writer. Custom drills are also available!
T-Shirts with officially licensed "show specific" artwork by Key Poulan Music are available for as little as $12.00!
Sound Effects are available for this show in a high quality AIFF format! The sound effects include: We have a fully produced KPMSoundFX® CD for this show!
ClickTrax are pre-recorded click tracks designed for indoor and outdoor rehearsals. The ensemble will be able to rehearse with perfect performance tempi, accelerandos, rallentandos, and ritardandos. ClickTrax have count-off clicks and start at every possible drill phrase of the show which saves hours of rehearsal time! ClickTrax are available for this show in a high quality mp3 format!
Show appropriate flag designs are available for your color guard! Our flag designs support the intended concept of a show by Key Poulan Music.
Guard Costume Designs enhance the overall look and feel of the color guard! Create visual interest and be remembered by designs which give you a fully produced package for a show by Key Poulan Music.
General Add Ons
Be prepared all year long with a warm up program designed to develop warm up, tune, and rehearse ensemble fundamentals needed for a successful musical performance for all Key Poulan Music works.
There's nothing like a great backfield performance of previous Santa Clara Vanguard chord progressions that are designed to energize not only the members of your band but the audience as well.
The cornerstone program of Key Poulan's musical successes as a band director. This extremely comprehensive, self-paced individualized music skills program is designed to foster the development of high school students into solidly literate musicians.