The Bird and the Worm


In some ancient cultures, it is believed that the crow is the carrier of the soul to the Afterlife. In this nail-biting production, your performers will embody the soul sucking spirit of these crows as they soar into the afterlife.

Featuring a dark soundtrack with detailed and high quality sound design, this show is packed with cool music and moments. Follow our straightforward story line, or get inspired by the music to create an entirely unique show. Some moments from our storyline include a character journeying to the Afterworld, getting caught by the crows, getting dragged to their final resting place, and their soul being removed from their physical form… In the highly energetic final chapter, the audience discovers that the cycle of the Afterlife continues on once again as the flock finds its next victim. Talk about general effect!

Your students will have an absolute blast performing this audience engaging show.

IMPORTANT: You must obtain the rights to “The Bird and the Worm” by The Used in order to purchase and perform this show. Contact us with any questions.

“The Bird and the Worm” was originally commissioned for Perkiomen Valley HS (Collegeville, PA) for the winter of 2018 and was an Bronze Medalists at Mid Atlantic Percussion Society Finalist. See video below for how they did.

Using an entirely different storyline, this show was also co-commissioned for Great Oak HS (Temecula, CA) for the winter of 2018 and was a Silver Medalists in SCPA Open Class. Watch their unique take that demonstrates the flexibility of this show here.

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, Dave Fry, and Jon Kline


  • Snares
  • Tenors
  • 5 Basses
  • Cymbals
  • 3 Marimbas
  • Xylo/Crotales
  • 3 Vibes
  • Bells/Chimes
  • 2 Synths
  • Drumset
  • 2 Auxiliary

  • Price: $600.00
  • Difficulty: High Open Battery, Open Class Pit
  • Length: 5:55

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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