A Place in my Daydream


With sounds of a city park, a busking piano player, and simple imagery of a chess game, this show is a simple yet grand story of what can happen when you drift into a daydream. Imagine a performer seated at a chess table waiting for a friend to play. Upon getting bored as they wait, they let the mind wander to create an immersive adventure. All of a sudden they are whirled and swirled about as they get sucked into the game, and what some may call a boring game becomes a matter of life and death! Featuring some technically challenging yet achievable and hand friendly music for the moderate to advanced ensemble, this show will be very fun for your performers and is an opportunity to let your visual designers creativity run wild! The only limit is your imagination.

The original production was designed around a circular stage with two levels. Though, not every school can build or obtain such a massive prop, watching the video will hopeful bring up great ideas for variations on the theme. When we did this show, we utilized this amazing prop, a visual ensemble to help maneuver it, a character to slip into the daydream, a park scene with chairs, tables, a normal sized chess board for before the daydream, and life sized chess pieces and chess board for during the daydream.

We hope you take this show as far as your imagination will allow! If you’d like to use the original spinning prop (it was a massive hit that season!), contact us and we’ll see if we can track it down, as it has changed hands a couple times.

“A Place In My Daydream” was originally commissioned for La Quinta HS (Westminster, CA) for their 2019 season and was a SCPA World Class Finalist.

You must obtain the rights to “Mr. Sandman” by Pat Ballard in order to purchase and perform this show. Contact us with any questions.

Any group wishing to use this show in the WGI Virtual Season will need to purchase National Exclusivity as a $300 add-on. National Exclusivity guarantees that no other group will perform this show in the WGI Virtual Season. Included in this purchase are 2 video consultations from our expert designers.

By Jonathan Zuniga and Ezekiel Lanser


  • Snares
  • Tenors
  • 5 Basses
  • Cymbals
  • Toms
  • 4 Marimbas
  • Crotales/Bells
  • 4 Vibes
  • 3 Synths
  • Timpani
  • Drumset
  • 2 Auxiliary

  • Price: $600.00
  • Difficulty: Low World Class
  • Length: 6:55

What's Included:


Properly formatted PDF files including full scores, percussion scores and individual parts.


Custom instrumentation and multiple versions & difficulties available upon request.


Accurate and high quality MP3 recordings including full ensemble, full ensemble with click track, and battery only to make learning fun and easy.


All shows come with Regional Exclusivity.
Regional Exclusivity guarantees that no other group in your region or local circuit will have the same show as you. *NEW for 2021: National Exclusivity will need to be purchased for an additional fee if you will be competing in the WGI Virtual Season.


High fidelity sound FX, samples, and narration if applicable. Delivered in individual .WAV files for easy integration into ANY sampling setup.

Notation Files

Sibelius or XML files available upon request for an additional fee.

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