Dark Waters


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Dark Waters

This show explores the mystery of what lies beneath the water in a secluded area of the beach.  The narrative draws reference to an Oscar winning sci-fi drama, where an amphibian man appears and is captured by scientists.  During observation, a love interest begins between the creature and a woman who wants to save him and live happily ever after.  Although bands may choose to do this more literal character portrayal, the thematic approach can be a broader interpretation depicting the transformation from a dark, isolated lagoon to a curious exploration of the
sea’s expansive beauty.


Dark Waters is part of the Scott Koter Signature Series, which includes Scott’s detailed show design document as well as a one time video performance assessment.  The show also includes a detailed storyboard and optional sound design.

Click here for a sample design document created by Scott Koter (complete document provided upon receipt of the contract).

Dark Waters was composed for the 2020 Center Hill High School Marching Band from Olive Branch, Mississippi.


Mvt. 1 (NEW Updated Scott Koter version)


Mvt. 2 (NEW Updated Scott Koter version)


Mvt. 3 (NEW Updated Scott Koter version)


Click here to view a show contract and pricing information.

Click here for instructions on how to rent a show.



Product Description

Dark Waters


Composed by Matt Hightower.  Percussion by Josh Powell.

Optional services and products

Drill design is available.  Contact us for more information.

Electronic sound design by Jeremy Thompson.  Contact jeremy@fanninmusic.com for more information.

Prop designs are available for purchase.  Contact us for more information.

Flags and Color Guard Costumes are available from Band Shoppe.

Click here to view a show contract and pricing information.

Click here for instructions on how to rent a show.

Other Complete Concept Series shows:


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Pricing Includes:

  • Customization
  • Regional exclusivity
  • Customized wind scores and parts (pdf)
  • Partial pit scores (Full percussion available for an additional fee)

Customization Can Include:

  • Changing solos
  • Reducing number of parts
  • Simplifying or “beefing up” any part
  • Cuts
  • Adding new phrases

Show Images created with Pyware 3D®

Band Shoppe is an independent contractor

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