A Search for…the Brightness After Rain

Y2K took Spirit of America to its first World Association of Marching Show Bands World Championships in Calgary, Canada with A Search for…the Brightness After Rain. Told as a story to a young boy, the band presented a tale of knights and chivalry, good and evil, courtly love, and the triumph of right over wrong. Spirit of America won First Runner-up overall, and First in the United States.


Death or Glory – R. B. Hall
God Bless the U.S.A. – Lee Greenwood/arr. Michael Sweeney
Stars and Stripes Forever – John Philip Sousa
Oye Como Va – Tito Puente/arr. Thom Hannum
Something Doing – Scott Joplin/arr. SOA Woodwinds
“Theme” from Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves – Michael Kamen/arr. Lt. Col. Truman W. Crawford
And arrangements of music by John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, and Michael Kamen, and original music by Michael Hale.