Blue Sky is a delightful concert march set in 6/8 time and can be effectively performed by young or developing bands. It opens with a fanfare-like statement from the trumpet section and showcases the low brass in the second strain. It also features the clarinet section and a muted counter-melodic part in the 1st trumpet before building up to a glorious finish. Special considerations include:
- 2nd clarinet part completely below the break
- Conservative brass ranges
- Alto sax part doubled with F horn part (mostly)
- Easy-to-teach rhythm patterns
Blue Sky is carefully scored to challenge advanced players and encourage players of modest ability. It will please any audience and serve as an ideal march for your next contest or festival.