November 4, 2011
Today’s marching band isn’t your traditional, run-of-the-mill piccolo, trumpet and trombone configuration—especially the Asphalt Orchestra. It’s all your favorite marching band instruments but with so much more—pushing the envelope with tunes by Frank Zappa, staging impromptu flash performances, and adding choreography by Susan Marshall. Asphalt Orchestra breaks free from the confines of the stage and the canon of John Philip Sousa with enthusiasm, energy and élan. They are tomorrow’s band today.
“An iconoclastic 12-piece marching band… part parade spectacle, part halftime show and part cutting-edge contemporary music concert. The playing was coolly brilliant and infectious. And what a scene!”
— New York Times