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Osaka Bay Performing Arts: S87 Recap and S88 Reveal
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Season 87 was the organization's most successful season to date. The marching band, color guard, and drumline all take home the Division 2 World Championship title for the second time. Meanwhile in Division 1, Kanpeki-sa reaches their highest finals placement at 8th place with a score of 93.500. Here are some other accomplishments in the past season:

Kanpeki-sa: x6 gold medals, x2 silver medals
Osaka Bay Outdoor Performance Ensemble: x25 gold medals (undefeated season), Best Overall General Effect, Best Winds, Best Color Guard, Best Percussion.
Hamachi: x6 gold medals, x18 silver medals, x1 bronze medal, Best Use of Equipment, Perfect score in Equipment caption
Wagyu Beats: x25 gold medals (undefeated season), Best Overall General Effect, Best Visual Performance.

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Season 88 Reveal:

Kanpeki-sa
Show Title: "Mythical"
I. Ghost Stories
- The Lover's Ghost by Vaughan Williams
- Ghost Garden by Adam Hopper
- Torch Dance by James Barnes

II. Yamata no Orochi (The Eight-Headed Serpent)
- Gorgon by Christopher Rouse
- Unraveling by Andrew Boysen Jr.

III. Tsukuyomi (The Moon God)
- The New Moon in the Old Moon's Arms by Michael Kamen

IV. Amaterasu (The Sun Goddess)
- Hymn to the Sun- with the Beat of the Mother Earth by Satoshi Yagisawa

Kanpeki-sa will give judges and audiences a brief look into the history of Japanese mythology and folklore, featuring pieces performed many times in DCI history such as "Gorgon" by Christopher Rouse and "The New Moon in the Old Moon's Arms" by Michael Kamen (made popular by Phantom 2010). Satoshi Yagisawa stays as Brass Writer and Caption head for the 4th season in a row to bolster the corps' music program. After having their strongest brass section to date, the organization expects their veteran members to set a record score and placement in the three music captions.

Osaka Bay Outdoor Performance Ensemble
Show Title: "Of Brilliance and Excellence"
I. The Beginning of Mankind
- Chevaliers De Sangreal (from The Da Vinci Code) by Hans Zimmer
- Enterprising Young Men (from Star Trek) by Michael Giacchino

II. The Contemplation of Life
- Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme by Michael Gandolfi

III. The Advancement of Humanity
- A Stroke of Genius by Lorne Balfe
- Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland
- A True Passion by Lorne Balfe

IV. The Pursuit of Happiness
- Slalom by Carter Pann
- Dexterity by Adam Rogers
- Aggrandize by E. Scott Lindner
- Beyond the Higher Skies by Robert Sheldon

Osaka Bay goes down the "academic" route to perform "Of Brilliance and Excellence", highlighting the greatest achievements and scientific breakthroughs of mankind. The four movements represents the progression of brilliant-minded throughout history to the modern era of science and technology we live in today.

Hamachi:
Show Title: "May the Music Never End"
- May the Music Never End by Shirley Horn

Based off of silver medalist Aimachi's 2017 WGI performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MapzdV6Xhw


Wagyu Beats:
Show Title: "The Art of War"
- Tsungi Horn (from Avatar: The Last Airbender) by Jeremy Zuckerman
- The Forbidden City by Antti Martikainen
- Renfro by Paul Rennick and Mark Ford
- Etude No. 23 (from Portraits in Rhythm) by Anthony Cirone
- Vox Populi by Thirty Seconds to Mars
- The Last Agni Kai (from Avatar: The Last Airbender) by Jeremy Zuckerman

Wagyu Beats performs "The Art of War" based loosely off of the book by Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu. The program combines elements of war and musical selections from the popular animated series "Avatar: The Last Airbender".

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Osaka Bay Performing Arts will be holding two competitions this season: FMA Premiere: Hydrangea Festival on July 6th and Showdown in Japan IV on July 21st. Apply soon as spots are filling up fast!

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Jimmy John
Director of Osaka Bay Performing Arts
Kanpeki-sa (DTG)
Osaka Bay Outdoor Performance Ensemble (MBTG)
Hamachi (#GICG)
Wagyu Beats (PERC)