Kitty Hawk

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Grade Level

Medium-Easy; Medium

Kitty Hawk

This memorable marching band show commemorates the Wright Brothers first powered flight on December 17, 1903 near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.  The introduction and first movement depict the tenacity required when first building and testing the aircraft; never losing sight of their goal.  The lyrical second movement is the moment of reflection after earlier failure where the Wrights question their idea, and then recommit to it. The closer opening percussion segment is the repair of the plane, and then end of the show simulates the soaring majesty of the longest flight that day traveling 852 feet in 59 seconds at an altitude of about 10 feet.  Visual imagery for this marching band production is substantial with endless color guard costume and equipment possibilities.

Click here for a sample design document.

Kitty Hawk is part of the Complete Concept Series, which includes a detailed storyboard and optional sound design.


Complete show (with optional sound design)


Mvt. 1 (winds and percussion)


Mvt. 2 (winds and percussion)


Mvt. 3 (winds and percussion)


Pre-show (included with optional sound design)

In Depth Show Ideas & Scores


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Product Description

Kitty Hawk

Medium-Easy; Medium

Composed by John Fannin and 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 for more information.

Flags and Color Guard Costumes are available from Band Shoppe.

Contact us for more information on props.

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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Additional Information

Grade Level

Medium-Easy; Medium

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