Buy the 1981 Legacy Collection DVD
(Available this week only for 20% off. Regular price: $35.95.)
Garfield Cadets took 6th place in Whitewater, but slipped to 7th in Montreal. In many ways, the 1981 repertoire would represent the end of a typical traditional repertoire for the corps, being all over the stylistic map.
The show opened with two movements from Johnny Richards’ “Adventures in Time,” distilled from the eight-movement work, subtitled, “Concerto for Orchestra,” written for Stan Kenton’s Mellophonium Orchestra and recorded in 1962. The album explored many different and unusual time signatures well before bandleaders like Don Ellis would take that concept several steps further. Kenton featured a four-man mellophonium section, playing instruments created by C.G. Conn, Ltd. that were unlike French Horns or mellophones of the day.
For this week only, you can save on the DVD that contains this complete Cadets performance, along with all finalist corps from the 1981 Legacy Collection DVD.
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