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Composer: Michael Pote, Ariel Campos
Total Time: 7:50
A phoenix is a mythical bird that is a fire spirit. It has a 500 to 1000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. Michel Pote does a superb job of translating this story into marching music. The audience is certain to be entertained with your presentation of "Phoenix Rising".