This year Crockett’s marching show is entitled Nuevo. The show features the music of Argentinean composer and bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla. The show follows Piazzola’s struggle to find a balance between innovation and tradition, blending the traditions of tango with jazz, and classical forms. The audience can expect to see the vibrant colors of 1960’s Argentine avant-garde art melt across the field and come to life in the color guard as jazz influences bring new life to the traditional tango sounds.
The show comes to a close as the ensemble finds the balance with Libertango. This piece marks Piazzolla’s reconciliation of innovation and tradition with the creation of a new genre, Tango Nuevo.
You can catch the Crockett Cougar Band at a marching contest or football game. Our performance schedule can be found HERE.