The Grand Rapids Shuffle

2013 ArtPrize Entry

A live performance of an original musical work composed for a large music ensemble (concert band and/or big band) performed outdoors. Performances Friday, Sept. 20, 9:00pm - St. Cecilia Royce Auditorium Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:30pm - Lyon St. Square (Amway Grand at & the River) Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6:00pm Rosa Park Circle - Hark Up Horns Big Band with WOOD TV This Original Musical Composition for Concert Band Composed by Chris R. Hansen for Grand Rapids, MI ArtPrize 2013. This work is a "feel good" happy song composed in honor of instrumental music education programs in West Michigan and across America. This work is dedicated to all those who have helped further music education within the school systems and understand that those with some kind of a music background have a “leg up” in life. This uses a straight ahead beat which should evoke, a dance, a strut, a joyous celebration that everyone can relate to; and one that everyone needs at this time. It's a "feel good" song!

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  • Art form: Time-Based
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  • Medium: Live Music Performance
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  • Year created: 2013
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Venue & Connection Information

I will need a large performance space that can accommodate up to 100 musicians with instruments. The work can performed indoor as well as outdoor. There may be video played along with the performance. This work is Free to School Band Programs. It is about a grade 3 level. Band directors should contact Chris R. Hansen at on how to obtain your free copy of this work.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: No
  • Outdoor Space needed: Yes
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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