Music Files Below (left click to listen, right click to download)
Composer: Michael Pote, Michael McIntosh
Total Time: 7:25
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson
The musical book by Michael Pote (combined with an impeccable percussion book by Michael McIntosh) creates a story line around adversity and achievement. “Obstacles” is a perfect way to introduce your audience to your theme. Everyone has obstacles placed in front of them every day. How they face those obstacles will determine their fate. “Face Your Fears” slows the pace down a bit and invites you to explore your fears – this would be an excellent opportunity for you to have an open discussion with your students about their fears. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and “Stay Calm”. Pote’s lush and haunting ballad will invite everyone to take a step back and regroup. The final step to rising above it is to “Take Control.” The final push in “Rise Above It” will leave everyone feeling uplifted and inspired.
“Rise Above It” is an excellent vehicle for a band that would like to use their students’ as inspiration. This could be more than just a field show, but rather a life-lesson. Without being too preachy, you and your visual staff could present some of the challenges that face today’s teenagers. Michael Pote’s composition could also be enhanced with voice-overs throughout the show as well as backdrops and costumes to highlight the overall theme.
As with any Center X Productions show, visual concepts can be changed to fit the needs of your group. This show offers many unique musical moments and ideas that would work well with many themes or guard ideas.
Sound effects are available for most shows on our website. For most MSC and Center X Shows, the files are delivered at no additional charge as a Run Audio FX app file (requires purchase of app subscription) or $100 for separated sound files.* Availability/cost for sound effects or narration varies with each publisher/partner on our site.
For more information about Run Audio Fx, visit www.runaudiofx.com and test drive the app for free!! This is a completely customizable and powerful app that can work with any sound effect/file (yes, you can upload your own files into the program)! You can use it with your existing sound system (including self-powered speakers...by wired or bluetooth connections), by touch, with midi keyboard (full-control without touching the iOs device), and hundreds of sound effects are included with the purchase of a once-a-year subscription!
After you set up your show/soundboard, you save the entire RAFX Soundboard or "show" in a cloud service, or e-mail the file to yourself or collaborators on the project that havre RAFX. This way, if you have to reset the iOs device or get a new one, you can easily upload the file again and be up and running in a few seconds. Try doing that with a computer, its software, and additional hardware components...you've all witnessed that pre-show nightmare at least one time in your careers!
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