The 2017 Marching Railroaders' production introduced a hazardous epidemic to the ensemble, developed a cure, and drove the illness out. We finished the season with a 5th Place performance at MCBA State Finals!
2016: "My Many Colored Days"
The 2016 program explored the many moods and feelings one experiences, from happy to sad, angry to inspired.
Musical selections include: "American Barndance" by Richard Saucedo, "Rocky Point Holiday" by Ron Nelson, "Nimrod" by Edward Elgar, and "Danse Macabre" by Camille Saint-Saëns.
2015: "From the Earth to the Moon"
The 2015 production took the Marching Railroaders to the moon and back, exploring a shuttle launch, the weightlessness of space, and a thrilling descent back home.
Musical selections include: "Apollo 13" by James Horner, "Afterburn" by Randall Standridge, "Twelve Seconds to the Moon" by Robert W. Smith, and "Millennium Celebration," by Gavin Greenaway.
2014: "A Match Made in Art"
The 2014 production told the story of two star-crossed subjects of artwork on a quest to reconnect after being separated in their museum.
Musical selections include: "Nocturne" by Frederic Chopin, and "Once Upon a Time" by Jason Nitsch.
2013: "The laws of e-motion"
2013's production eschewed traditional storytelling, instead opting for an ambitious program of visuals and music to thrill audiences.
Musical selections include: "Velocity," "Acceleration," and "Inertia," by Jeff Chambers.
The Marching Railroaders were turned into silver-coated robots during the course of the 2012 production. Overburdened by the stress of processing so many humans, the robot-producing machine failed in spectacular fashion at the show's conclusion.
Musical selections include: "Many Hands," "Inventions," "The Fabric of our Lives," and "Conveyor Belt," by Michael Pote and Michael McIntosh.
2011: "The Ecstasy of Gold"
2011 saw Durand go west with their production, using iconic music from the films of Sergio Leone to tell a tale of love, saloons, greed, and duels at sundown.
Musical selections include: "The Ecstasy of Gold," "Bad Orchestra," "Jill's America," and "Man with a Harmonica," by Ennio Morricone.
2010: "Restaurant a la durand"
A chef's feud with a rogue mouse, a date night out, and a catastrophic fire tell the story of gourmet cuisine in Durand's 2010 production.
Musical selections include: "Rosamunde Overture" by Franz Schubert, "Dance of the Hours" by Amilcare Ponchielli, "Hungarian Dance No. 5" by Johannes Brahms, "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C# Minor" by Franz Liszt, "Bella Nachos" by Mack Pittard, and "Tempered Steel," by Charles Rochester Young.
2009: "If walls could..."
2009's production involved a room, a birdcage, a girl...and eleven of her split personalities. One of Durand's darkest shows used a little-known suite of music by famed composer Danny Elfman to set the unsettling mood.
Musical selections include: "Serenada Schizophrana, Movements I, III, and V" by Danny Elfman.
Durand went back to basics in 2007, performing a show that explored the confinement of four corners. This show relied heavily on crisp drill movement and strong musical performances rather than the extravagant props that had become a hallmark of Durand's shows over the preceding decade.
Musical selections include: "National Treasure Suite" by Trevor Rabin, and "Rose of Arimathea," "Beneath Alrischa," and "Chevaliers de Sangreal" by Hans Zimmer.
2006: "Pathways" - Flight IV State Champions (15)
Durand won its 15th State Title with an ambitious production about the pathways one follows in life, featuring a large floor covering that held a myriad of painted paths used throughout the marching drill.
Musical selections include: "Battlestar Galactica Prologue" and "The Shape of Things to Come" by Bear McCreary, "The Fight" by Alexandre Desplat, and "October" by Eric Whitacre.