By Robert Gardner
Highland String Alternatives
An intense, up-tempo piece in a power rock style, similar to the Ramones, Green Day, or the Foo Fighters, that students will enjoy performing because it utilizes an aggressive style that is fun to perform, and a tonality that is familiar to them. The spirit of the piece is the enthusiastic embracing of living in the moment. Very accessible, using mostly first position and few accidentals, this piece will also challenge your group with its energetic tempo, independent voicing, and syncopated, interlocking rhythms. Perfect for any concert---even a festival program that utilizes several genres.