In Japanese the word Kodo conveys two meanings: heartbeat – the primal source of rhythm and children of the drum. The set will play off of the “Tomoe” symbol utilizing groups of 3 “ commas” as a design element throughout the production. We will use this “Tomoe” symbol throughout the show in color guard flags, costumes, tarp & prop designs, and drill design.
Kodo plays with beautiful Asian imagery by using oversized red umbrellas to highlight areas of the field and give the guard a new piece of equipment to enjoy choreography with. Huge Taiko drum moment in Section C will utilize oversized drums for the band and guard to create a huge GE moment that the performers, crowd, and judges will love!
Kodo is part of the Rosie Queen Signature Series, which includes detailed storyboard, show, flag and prop designs by Rosie Queen, and unique costume designs by Tommy Keenum at the Band Hall.
Click here for a sample design document (complete document provided upon receipt of the contract).
Designed by Rosie Queen. Composed Matt Hightower. Percussion by Ryan Wilkerson.
Optional services and products:
Drill design is available. Contact us for more information.
Electronic sound design by Ryan Wilkerson.
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- 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
- Adding new phrases