Prodigal - Custom Marching Productions


A compelling and emotional retelling of the story of the Prodigal Son. This show captures the essence of the classic parable, focusing on the themes of personal conflict, longing, and reconciliation. Features the well known hymn "Abide With Me" alongside original music.

  • Discord and Departure - after a brief introduction of the "Abide With Me" melody, this first movement captures the clash between the father and son. It's characterized by tense, discordant music that reflects the conflict and the son's eventual decision to leave.
  • Longing and Reflection - the focus shifts to the son's experience of homesickness and introspection. The music is more melancholic and contemplative, but ultimately shifts to a brighter tone, representing his resolve to reunite with his family.
  • Journey Home and Reunion - The final movement is a powerful portrayal of the son's journey back and the emotional reunion with his father. The music takes on a more hopeful and uplifting tone, symbolizing forgiveness and joy.

Growth Series

Originally commissioned by the Concordia High School Band. Jennifer Porath, director.

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Instrumentation Price
Winds with percussion outline$1,600
Winds & full percussion$2,000


We can customize any show to fit your needs. For significant modifications or additions to our shows, contact us for a Customization Quote. Our writing calendar fills up as the year goes on, so the sooner your request is received, the better!

Show package includes:

  • PDF files for full score and all parts
  • MP3 audio recording of the full show
  • Individual .wav files for any triggered sound effects or pre-shows. MainStage files available upon request.
  • Minor instrumentation/orchestration adjustments (moving a solo to a different instrument, adding/removing bass drums from battery, etc.)
  • Private password protected web page containing all files for digital download
  • Exclusive performance rights within your band's classification group at events you attend (ask about our Reservation Form for more details)
  • Performance permission for one full season (typically ending in November)
  • If you buy the winds score and plan on using your own percussion arranger, we can offer Finale/Dorico/MusicXML files upon request