PRESHOW (additional cost)

MVT I - I See a Red Door

MVT II - Red Cape Tango and Motion Picture Soundtrack

MVT III - Paint it Black featuring "The Grid"

*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
*Any of the soloists that are featured within this production can be written for a different instrument or voice. There is NO charge for this. Please contact us for more info.

About This Marching Band Show...

Featuring a number of varying styles of music, this production will definitely seperate you from your competitors! Throughout the entire show you will hear variations from the Paint it Black theme. The opening statement features a variation on  the Rolling Stones Paint it Black. The first movement, titled The Red Door, is based on the first five notes of the Paint it Black theme. You will continue hear the partial theme which will make the ending that much more effective. The ballad features Michael Daugherty's Red Cape Tango and Radiohead's Motion Picture Soundtrack. It has a number of soloist opportunities to display your student's skill to the audience and judges. The percussion feature continues with variations on the Paint it Black theme while the closer moves to the jazz genre featuring Tigran Hamasyan's The Grid. With a final push of the Paint it Black melody, your show will come to an exciting conclusion.    

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 email us. Below is a listing of the pieces that will require copyright clearance:

Paint it Black - Rolling Stones
Red Cape Tango - Michael Daugherty
Motion Picture Soundtrack - Radiohead
The Grid - Tigran Hamasyan