Bay City Experience (Full Instrumentation)

Bay City Experience (Full Instrumentation)

Style: Modern | Difficulty: Medium Difficult | Grade: 4+

Order Request Perusal Questions/Pricing


Composed by: Key Poulan, Shawn Glyde and Dan Bryan
Originally commissioned by: Oak Grove H.S., San Jose, California - Chris Moura, Director
Published By: Key Poulan Music
Duration: 8:15


The San Francisco Bay area has long been noted as one of the most beautiful regions anywhere, but since civilization has moved in, it has also become an important hub of commerce, hi tech development and transportation. Each of the three movements of Bay City Experience highlights sites in one of the area cities that is known and connected to one of those qualities.

As the pace of life in each city is uniquely different, so is the aura that each movement creates through the musical palette and colors that enrich and convey the sense of personality that each city has to offer.

Music Samples

Mvt. 1: "Oakland: Dawn at the Docks / Industrial Innovation" starts off the day with a plethora of industrial sounds waking up the citizens to go to work. From the placid sounds of the early morning fishermen gazing out upon the giant container ships being unloaded and loaded, to the sounds of the flurry of activity surrounding those ships, this opening is no less subtle than the alarm clocks that are set off around the Bay Area to jar the workers awake so they can keep the larger machines of America and the world on the go.
» Download «

Mvt. 2: "Silicon Valley: Daytime Production Lines" explores the use of a 12-tone row, giving the movement a sense of the hi-tech action that sweeps across the valley during the day, especially at locations manufacturing computers and computer chips. The sequential nature of this movement represents the logic board perfection of the assembly lines.
» Download «

Mvt. 3: "San Francisco: Golden Gate At Sunset" is the reward for a hard day’s work, taking us up to the base of the mighty Golden Gate Bridge, where we relax and watch the sun set past the grand span of San Francisco’s most elegant “painted lady.” Lovely in its scenic portrayal of one of the world’s most picturesque post card scenes, the piece then picks up steam with a majestic peek of San Francisco bathed in the wonder of countless streetlights.
» Download «

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!
More Information

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!
More Information


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!
More Information


SmartMusic® files are available for those of you who use SmartMusic® as a means for student evaluation.
More Information


Show posters featuring officially licensed "show specific" artwork by Key Poulan Music are available. Contact Key ( for more information.
More Information

Flag Designs

Show appropriate flag designs are available for your color guard! Our flag designs support the intended concept of a show by Key Poulan Music.
More Information

Guard Costume Designs

Guard Costume Designs enhance the overall look and feel of the color guard! Create visual interest and be remembered by designs which give you a fully produced package for a show by Key Poulan Music.
More Information

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.
More Information

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.
More Information

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.
More Information