War of the Worlds


Grade Level

Medium, Medium-Advanced

War of the Worlds

Inspired by H.G. Wells’ immortal classic, WAR of the WORLDS retells the tale of Earth’s struggle against a seemingly unstoppable invasion. Innovative arrangements of the work of Gustav Holst combine with thoroughly modern costuming, prop design, narration, and sound design to make WAR of the WORLDS an irresistible merger of classic and contemporary which will be a hit with students, audiences, and judges alike.

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

Click here for complete storyboard.


Complete show (with optional sound design)

Pre-show (sample)

Mvt. 1 (winds and percussion only)

Mvt. 2 (winds and percussion only)

Mvt. 3 (winds and percussion only)

In Depth Show Ideas & Scores


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Product Description

War of the Worlds

Medium, Medium-Advanced

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.

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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Additional Information

Grade Level

Medium, Medium-Advanced

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