by Leonard Ingrande & Matthew Sanchez
"El Cid" is an exciting show based on the Spanish popular folk hero and national icon! This production takes you back to Medieval Spain, where conflict between Muslim and Spanish Christian states dominated the setting.
The show opens with a strong trumpet solo and moves towards high driving and energetic music designed to display your group's 'block sound' while incorporating driving rhythmic passages. Movement 2 “Exile”, is a beautiful ballad featuring a flute solo, accompanied by lush ensemble melodies and creative chord changes. To conclude, “Conquest of Valencia” has all the drive and energy your band and audiences will love with a fast-paced tempo and memorable themes written to showcase your ensemble's rhythmic accuracy, phrasing, and technique!
El Cid, is designed for the progressive marching band which seeks to display exemplary performance in music, drill design, and color guard guaranteed to set your ensemble apart from the rest. This production will give your ensemble the ability to create an audience-enticing show, while giving your group the ability to perform their best!