1993 – Repertoire

The 1993 Repertoire:

A Soulful Celebration:
Why do the Nations so Furiously Rage?
David and Goliath
Do Not Pass Me By
So Much 2 Say
Let the Words
Better Watch Your Behavior

from the 1993 DCI Championships program

SPIRIT OF GEORGIA

Peachtree City, Georgia

The name is new – well sort of. The corps’ home is new. The use of rap is daringly new. However, with all the newness that has given the corps a refreshing, scrubbed-face perspective, the style and drive is vintage Spirit… of Georgia, that is. The best of the old and the brightest of the new is wrapped up in the inspirational package saluting the spiritual heritage of the South, A Soulful Celebration.

Two-and-a-half centuries after Handel wrote The Messiah, Quincy Jones updated the movement, Why Do the Nations So Furiously Rage?, in a big band format that immersed the original in a bucket of down-home, hands-waving-in-the-air euphoria. The first of three selectionsby the religious a cappella vocal ensemble, Take 6, is David and Goliath, a medium-swing Bebop tune highlighting the glorifying visual acclamations of the guard.

A bold journey into the world of rap is heard in MC Hammer’s Do Not Pass Me By, based on the buoyant old gospel standard. Hammer’s rapping with a church choir in the MTV video is re-created by dividing the horns into two segments – high brass as the choir and low brass on the rap line. Take 6’s So Much to Say keeps up the intensity with a rousing scat duo between brass and percussion.

A reverential change of pace is offered in the Take 6 hymn, Let the Words. A selection from the group The Sounds of Blackness reminds everyone to Watch Your Behavoir, bringing the revival to a close, while the fervent accompaniment of hand clapping and tambourines adds boisterious frosting to the spiritual cake.

ADDRESS
620 Peachtree Street NE #904
Atlanta, GA 30308
CORPS DIRECTOR
Robert Hoehn, Jr.
TOUR DIRECTOR
Jim Batcheller
DRUM MAJOR
Dustin Collins
SHOW THEME
A Soulful Celebration
REPERTOIRE
Why Do the Nations So Furiously Rage? by Al Jarreau and Quincy Jones
David and Goliath by Take 6
Do Not Pass Me By by Hammer
So Much To Say by Take 6
Let the Words by Take 6
Watch Your Behavior by The Sounds of Blackness
PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Vince Noble
Mike McCool
BRASS STAFF
Freddy Martin
Key Poulan
Alan Armstrong
Chip Crotts
Jeff McKnight
M. Scott McBride
PERCUSSION STAFF
Glenn Carter
Tim Marshall
David Coheley
Clif Smith
Benja Russel
Lance Croft
Richard Jones
VISUAL STAFF
Sylvester Sybilski
Vince Noble
Jeff Wise
Donnie Allen
Steve Collins
COLOR GUARD STAFF
Joan Noble
Cindy Noble
Kelly Dee
LaCarrie Huntley
Jason McIntosh
Shawn Watters
Randy Nelson