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Shall We Dance?

In the fall of 2018, the Sho-Me Marching Band performed a really fun show called "Swing."  It was a very entertaining show that audiences enjoyed listening to and students loved performing.  


This year we wanted to do a show that had the same type of energy as the "Swing" show.  This year's show will feature jazz music but with a Latin influence.  The show will feature three different Latin style dances - flamenco, tango and jump swing. 

Movement one will feature the Latin jazz band classic Malaguena.  Big band jazz leader Stan Kenton recorded Malaguena in 1961 as a part of the album "Adventures in Jazz."  That year Kenton won a Grammy award for Best Jazz Performance.  The most famous marching band performance of Malaguena was by the Madison Scouts in 1988 when they won the Drum Corps International championship.  

Movement two will feature the colorguard members as they perform a traditional tango.  The piece we will play for this movement is Hernando's Hideaway.  It was a song composed in 1954 for the musical The Pajama game.  The song is about a fictational invitation-only nightclub of the same name where couples can meet for a secret rendezbous.  

Movement three will feature the song Hey Pachuco! by Royal Crown Revue.  Hey Pachuco! is a Latin jump swing piece that was featured in the movie "The Mask" and should be an exciting ending to our show!

Malaguena BocookArtist Name
00:00 / 03:07
Hernando's HideawayArtist Name
00:00 / 01:34
Hey Pachuco!Artist Name
00:00 / 01:53