Grade level: 2

Commission info: Shakopee Junior High (MN), Steven Schmitz, conductor

Duration: 4:00

Published by C. Alan Publications

Program Note: 

This work is dedicated to the memory of Minnesota Twins great and personal hero, Kirby Puckett. The music attempts to capture the exuberance with which Kirby Puckett played the game of baseball. You will hear strains of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" passed around the sections of the band, which is then interrupted abruptly, as was Puckett's playing career and ultimately his life as well. The music then returns to the uplifting vitality that exists in the memory of an iconic ballplayer.