Grade 2

Duration: 7:10

This is a show dedicated to the heroes that served in the Pacific theater during WWII. The show opens lowly with “Call to Duty” where we hear a solo trumpet representing the individuals that joined the services.  This segues to an up-tempo heroic opener with some nice woodwind interludes.  “Far From Home” is a slow swing tune reminiscent of the great torch ballads of the 1940’s band era.  Next, we hear the thunder of drums announcing “Banzai!”, an all-out assault featuring some Japanese folk melodies and bombastic percussion!  The finale section in a medley of patriotism featuring the service songs of the Marines, Navy, Army, and a brief “America” leading up to a big patriotic ending!