Raiders announce 2004 production, new arrangers

The Raiders of Wayne, NJ, will perform “Adams: A Sound Journey” as their 2004 program. The production will consist of the following John Adams’ compositions: Wild Nights from Harmonium, Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Harmonielehre Movement III and Fearful Symmetries.

The Raiders design team is extremely excited about the potential in these great works for the corps. The brilliance and sophistication of John Adams’ music will translate well for the established Raiders’ style and will further strengthen the corps’ dedication to excellence, education and entertainment.

The Raiders have also announced two new arrangers for the 2004 season. Arranging the brass book will be Michael Hamilton. A Raiders alumnus, Hamilton has been with the Raiders brass staff since 1994 and brass caption head since 2003. He holds a master’s degree in composition from Hunter College. He has worked with Group Music Inc. in New York City and commissioned for original compositions for various school districts in New York and New Jersey. In 2001, Hamilton was composer in residence for musiced.net.

Steve Rodrigues will be arranging the percussion book for the Raiders. Rodrigues has been with the Raiders percussion staff since 1998 and is a Raiders alumnus. He has arranged & instructed since 1994 for various successful high school groups, including Union High School in Union, NJ, Hanover Park High School in East Hanover, NJ, and Elizabeth High School in Elizabeth, NJ. He has been percussion caption head for the Raiders since 2003.

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