Puzzles: The Enigma of Music

The 2003 Wakefield High School Marching Band's Production will use the visual concept of puzzles to illustrate three different aspects of music. The first puzzle piece is MELODY. The second puzzle piece is HARMONY and the third puzzle piece is RHYTHM. At the end of the production we will combine all three puzzle pieces to illustrate how a complete piece of music has all the elements interacting together. We will use parts of Benjamin Britten's "A Young Person's Guide to the Symphony" as our musical basis for most of the show. For MELODY we will use Britten's setting of the theme by Henry Purcell as well as his variation for violin, percussion and low brass. For RHYTHM, we will use the variation for trumpets as well as parts of the fugue. Finally, to illustrate all of the parts working together we will finish our production with the same material that Britten used to finish his work. In addition to Britten's music, we will use "Nimrod" from Sir Edward Elgar's "Enigma Variations" in order to illustrate HARMONY.



Marching Band Awards

Outstanding Marcher Matt Delaney
Outstanding Rookie Katharine Grunwald
Outstanding Color Guard Ashley Spears
Outstanding Hornline Matt Delaney
Outstanding Percussion Niki Britt
Extra Effort Kaitlin McKeown
Outstanding Section Saxophones
Outstanding Member Niki Britt

Awards Banquet Pictures


2003-2004 Puzzles

Click to view album: Giants Stadium
Click to view album: Awards Dinner
Click to view album: Appalachian State University
Click to view album: 2003 Band Camp