Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Music



First Advisor

Worthen, Douglas


This paper analyzes the use of Igor Stravinsky's ballet, Le Sacre de Printemps (The Rite of Spring) in shows that are in the Drum Corps International circuit since 2000. The paper is divided into five main sections that cover information about drum corps, The Rite and its music, corps that use The Rite as their show theme, corps that use The Rite as movement, and other uses of The Rite in shows. The Rite of Spring is a renowned piece of orchestral and ballet repertoire that has become increasingly popular in drum corps shows.




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