“Waves” is a show that comes in many mature, musical layers but remains very simple. It’s simplicity is great because the show is clear and easy to convey with or without a ton of expensive props. The concept is brought to the floor through sonar pings, visual ripples, water droplets, ocean waves, and radio frequencies. Mvt. 1 is simply about sonar pings and ripples. Mvt. 2 is about attempting to tune in to match our frequencies with one another. Mvt. 3 is all about ocean waves as they crash on the shore. An optional ending includes giving your ensemble an opportunity to pull a giant, blue fabric over the ensemble as it roars across the floor and crashes down on the last note.

“Waves” was originally commissioned for La Quinta HS Percussion Ensemble (Westminster, CA) for the winter of 2014 in SCPA.

Show Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/webtreatsetc/6192401722/

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 Mike McGee


  • Snares
  • Tenors
  • 5 Basses
  • Cymbals
  • 3 Marimbas
  • Xylo
  • 3 Vibes
  • Bells and Chimes
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • 2 Synths
  • Drumset
  • 2 Auxiliary

  • Price: $600.00
  • Percussion Difficulty: A Class
  • Length: 4:50

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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