*Please note that battery and front ensemble parts are not included in this arrangement. They are added to the audio files for production value only. If you need assistance in finding a percussion arranger, please feel free to contact us.


*While this show was created with the below instrumentation, we are able to customize the instrumentation to the needs of your ensemble at no additional cost. Please contact us for more info.

Flute 1,2
Clarinet 1,2,3
Bass Clarinet
Alto Sax 1,2
Tenor Sax
Bari Sax
Trumpet 1,2,3
Mellophone (split part)
Low Brass 1,2,3

Synth 1
Synth 2

About This Marching Band Show...

Pride, Rivalries, Revenge. All concepts that are included in our production of Over-throne, A Game of Cards. This show sets the stage of a kingdom up for grabs and the Queens who are looking to ascend as the new ruler. The Preshow features Castle by Halsey that leads into an opening hit of the theme from Lordes’ Everybody Wants to Rule the World setting the stage for conflict. The opener starts with the regal Queen of Diamonds and blends variations of Karl Jenkin’s famous Palladio, giving both your judges and audience an intellectual tie in. The ballad drastically switches directions to the sultry Queen of Hearts. Using James Brown’s It's a Man's World, this movement is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The stakes become higher as the Queen of Spades enters with the percussion feature with music from the Rolling Stones’ Paint it Black. The closer uses Franz Litszt’s Totentanz and propels the three queens and your audiences into an epic battle for the kingdom, where only one queen will reign.

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What you receive:

  • PDF’s of all Wind and Sound Design parts
  • Practice tracks for each section of the Winds (i.e. Flutes, Clarinets, etc.)
  • Apple MainStage file with all wav files included
  • XML file of percussion sketch on request


While the show was designed to utilize MainStage, it is not required. You can use the included wav samples in your favorite sampler. Please note that the Aux I part was designed for unit such as the Roland SPD-SX Sampling Percussion Pad. However, you can use a small midi keyboard to perform the Aux I part.  To achieve the best results possible, it is recommended to use a MacBook Pro with at least 8GB of ram.


Pursuant to United States copyright law, a license from the copyright holder is required prior to the delivery of any music. You may secure licensing using Tresona Music, CopyCat Licensing Services or the original copyright holder. If you have any questions about how this process works please feel free to contact us at