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Children Of Apollo
Music by Jim DePriest

For those of us who vividly remember the events in July of 1969, A fire was lit in the minds of so many children.  The thrill of actually seeing a human being walk on the moon was beyond our wildest dreams.  In 2019, I wanted to celebrate and share that thrill with our students as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of this momentous accomplishment.  As we gaze into the future and begin to return to the moon and beyond, I realized that a new generation of explorers were about to be inspired by the artemis program.  This show celebrates the daring and ingenuity of the our parents generation that inspired my generation to become the Children of Apollo.  As we reach into the future, may we inspire the next generation to go beyond what we have only dreamed of and reach for the stars.

About Children of Apollo
  • Children of Apollo requires no special license

  • The cost of the full show is $525 (without changes)

  • The show can be done as one full program or each piece purchased separately.

  • Children of Apollo can be done with or without a script. 

  • All sound FX are included. 

  • A rehearsal MP3 for color guard

  • License is for one season.

  • Any major changes requested are an additional charge.        (except solo changes)

  • QUESTIONS? Contact me

Instrumentation include:  All parts are sent in PDF

(I don't send finale parts)

Winds - Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Horn, Trumpet 1,2,3, Trombone 1,2, Baritone BC, Tuba

(Bari sax available if needed.)

Drumline - Cymbals, Snareline, Tenorline (Quints), Bassline (5 Drums)

Front Ensemble - Piano/ Keyboard, Bass guitar, Synth Pad, Electric Guitar, Bells, Xylophone 1, 2, Vibraphone 1,2, Marimba 1,2, Timpani, Chimes, Auxilliary Percussion

1st Trumpet Range - A above staff (opt High C)

The music does not need 2 of each mallet part to sound complete.

Grade 3
Children Of Apollo
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Lift Off

Lift Off


In the second half of the twentieth century, a world weary from conflict lifted their eyes upward. With nothing more than a dream, their courage and determination helped break the bond of earth, and touch another world

Lift Off-Final MixDePriest
00:00 / 02:12

Magnificent Desolation


History remembers Neil Armstrong's famous words when he stepped from the ladder to place the first human footsteps on an alien world, but Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin best captured the moment when described what he saw as "magnificent desolation". The second movement not only reflects the granduer of the moment, but also reminds us of the serious peril that the mission faced in the moments leading up to the final touch down.  Without the skill of these two amazing pilots, the landing would never have been possible.

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Magnificent DesolationDePriest
00:00 / 02:47

Let The Word Go Forth



The third movement is a return to President Kennedy's inaugural call "Let the word go forth that the torch has been passed to a new generation...". The music is a mix of original music and Mars by Gustav Holst.

The Children of Apollo now pass this calling onto the children of the new millennium with a challenge to reach for the stars. God's Speed!

Let The Word Go ForthDePriest
00:00 / 02:55
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