Snapshot (Indoor Marching Percussion)

Snapshot (Indoor Marching Percussion)

Style: Modern | Difficulty: Medium | Grade: 3

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Composed By: Michael McIntosh
Published By: Key Poulan Music


Snapshot takes the audience into the act of photography to create lasting images in the memories and psyches of those watching the show unfold. With a narrative helping one along with proverbs and observations such as, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” “Will you take our photo?” and “This photograph always makes me laugh,” the show is full of musical cues that provide for lots of visual references to photography, ending with a member taking a group photo. (This can be done on timer delay so all can be in the photo, which of course the audience won’t see developed…but you could unveil a large snapshot as if it was just processed.)

Consider a tarp with images of favorite photos and sets of tripods and other camera gear. While this is a visually driven show, there is lots of “meat” to the drum parts that propels the line from one possible photograph to another. The possibilities are endless how you can approach the theme; perhaps thinking of a historic evolution of photography, moving from black and white images to color…perhaps playing off of some of the most famous photograph images of all time…perhaps adding your own narration to talk the line through a journey of whatever visual theme you choose. The music is flexible enough to go wherever you want to go with it.

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Show Specific Add-Ons


Many KPM shows are now available with effective drill. The drill options include stock, modified stock or custom drill packages and are all reasonably priced. Drill comes pre-designed for small, medium and large bands and can be modified to your instrumentation by the writer. Custom drills are also available!
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Show T-Shirts, clothing, etc...

T-Shirts with officially licensed "show specific" artwork by Key Poulan Music are available for as little as $12.00!
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ClickTrax are pre-recorded click tracks designed for indoor and outdoor rehearsals. The ensemble will be able to rehearse with perfect performance tempi, accelerandos, rallentandos, and ritardandos. ClickTrax have count-off clicks and start at every possible drill phrase of the show which saves hours of rehearsal time! ClickTrax are available for this show in a high quality mp3 format!
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PracticeTrax are recorded synthetic tracks of each part or section so students may play along! PracticeTrax are available for this show in a high quality mp3 format!
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Show posters featuring officially licensed "show specific" artwork by Key Poulan Music are available. Contact Key ( for more information.
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General Add Ons

Warm Up Program

Be prepared all year long with a warm up program designed to develop warm up, tune, and rehearse ensemble fundamentals needed for a successful musical performance for all Key Poulan Music works.
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Power Chords for Band (On Field Warm Up)

There's nothing like a great backfield performance of previous Santa Clara Vanguard chord progressions that are designed to energize not only the members of your band but the audience as well.
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Basics! Basics! Basics! (Fundamentals for Band Program)

The cornerstone program of Key Poulan's musical successes as a band director. This extremely comprehensive, self-paced individualized music skills program is designed to foster the development of high school students into solidly literate musicians.
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