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The Madness Of The Unexpected
Written and Arranged by Jim DePriest

About The Madness of the Unexpected

The Madness Of The Unexpected is a combination of original music and existing music that I arranged or worked into original material.  It would require SOME licensing.  The first piece (Just Imagine)  takes the song Pure Imagination, from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at the beginning and end as a starting point for this journey.  The Second piece (If You Build It) is original and would require no Licensing. The Ballad (To Move A World) is from the movie "Contact" and the final piece (The real Madness Begins) uses "Unstoppable" by E.S. Posthumus.   This is one of those shows that could go in any direction you choose.  There is no real theme, just your imagination.  When our band did it, we ended the show with a giant Doomsday Clock that stopped at 3 to midnight. On a video recording given to me after our performance, I can still hear the woman sitting behind one of our parents at Blue Springs cheering loudly saying "That was wonderful!  I loved it!  I have absolutely NO idea what that was about, but I loved it!".

About Madness Of The Unexpected
Grade 3
  • Madness of the Unexpected requires SOME licensing

  • The cost of the full show is $550 (does not include Licensing)

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

  • 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 - C above staff

    Just Imagine - Solo Trumpet at beginning

    To Move a World - Solo Flute At Beginning

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

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NOTE - I am working on a new closer that would not require licensing.
Just Imagine


Just Imagine with Trpt SoloArr DePriest
00:00 / 02:33
If You Build It


If You Build ItDePriest
00:00 / 02:06
To Move A World
The Madness Begins



To Move A WorldArr. DePriest
00:00 / 02:27
The Real Madness BeginsArr DePriest
00:00 / 02:41
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About Licensing

Before I can deliver an arrangement you are required to obtain “permission to license” from the copyright holder using a site like TRESONA MUSIC or reaching out directly to the copyright holder.  Some arrangements take days or even weeks to license (and others are simply declined by the copyright holder). For your convenience, I've indicated arrangements (with a      ) I believe will license quickly (but not guaranteed) and a green check       if it lists on TRESONA as pre-approved. All the music listed at one time has been approved for arranging.  The cost of licensing a song is typically between $180 to $350 but some can be much more.  The cost of licensing is not included in the price of the arrangement and is the responsibility of the purchaser.

CONTACT ME if you need help with this process.  START EARLY!

Possible Quick Approval
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