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2024

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Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try.
No hell below us,
above us, only sky.

Imagine there's no countries, it isn't hard to do.
Nothing to kill or die for, and no religion, too.

 

You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will live as one.

Home was always waiting for you.

On our peaceful island home, amidst harmony and unity, there is a shared gaze at the stars, hearts brimming with wonder, and curiosity about the unknown.
 

An adventurous spirit leads to exploration beyond familiar horizons. The navigation of unpredictable seas, discovering new lands, and encountering diverse cultures exemplifies the richness of the human experience. It is the unity and shared humanity that holds the most beauty in this world, a celebration of collective joy.
 

The lighthouse calls to go home and signifies returning to a place where you are known, where every corner holds a fragment of your history. In this sanctuary of familiarity and warmth, only experience can teach that home can be anywhere beneath the boundless sky above.

Arrangement

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Stargazing

Across The UniverseThe Beatles
00:00 / 03:48

The journey begins in a tranquil, harmonious setting on the Home Island, where inhabitants live in peace and unity. Under a serene night sky, they gaze at the stars, their hearts filled with wonder and curiosity about the worlds beyond. This movement captures the warmth and contentment of home, igniting a spark of adventure as they decide to set out and explore the unknown.

Odyssey

Out of the BlueNigel Westlake
00:00 / 10:23

Our adventurers embark on their journey, facing the vast and unpredictable seas. This movement is a powerful and dynamic portrayal of their voyage, marked by the challenges and excitement of navigating the unknown. The segment culminates in their triumphant arrival in a new land, filled with the promise of discovery and new experiences.

Encounter

Kaval SviriLe Mystère des Voix Bulgares
00:00 / 02:09

Stepping onto foreign soil, the explorers are greeted by a world that is both strange and captivating. This movement immerses the audience in the thrill of encountering a different culture, depicted through diverse and worldly music. As the explorers delve deeper, they realize this is just one of many new worlds, each with its own unique beauty and style, symbolizing the richness and diversity of human experience.

Unity

Sky AboveJacob Collier
00:00 / 05:39

As the journey progresses, a profound realization dawns: despite outward differences, we are all fundamentally the same. This high-energy movement celebrates the unity and shared humanity found in diverse cultures. Through vibrant choreography and music, it conveys the joy and beauty of coming together, highlighting the interconnectedness of all people.

Homecoming

ImagineJohn Lennon
00:00 / 03:08

The adventurers hear the distant call of the lighthouse, guiding them back to their beloved Home Island. This final movement is a reflective and joyous return, filled with a renewed appreciation for the world beyond their borders. As they reunite with their home, they carry with them the peace and wisdom gained from their journey, underscoring the profound impact of their adventures. The production concludes with a poignant tag ending, leaving a lasting impression of the hope and harmony of home. 

Inspirations  for this season’s production stems from the desire to recreate the great energy of the 2023 production’s popularity and the great support from the drum corps community in our return. It was truly magic.

“Imagine” by John Lennon has been the corps song for many decades. Using the song’s powerful message, we are creating an entire production around the concept of no borders, no conflict, and it’s the same sky above us all.

The entire field represents the earth, the yard lines/field markings now become latitude and longitude lines of a map.  National flags with their strong connections to celestial iconography are incorporated in abstraction along with patterning and colors from the many fascinating regions of the world.

The costuming's color schema is a modern reflection of the corps’ red, white, and blue traditional colors with strong high-contrast black and white integrations.

Reflections of stars, constellations, and the universe are found everywhere within the production’s audio and visual structure, but ultimately, it’s the lighthouse, Yaquina Head, from Newport, Oregon that calls us back home with a wonderful surprise ending, sure to entertain.

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