Opening Sequence: The New World / High Hopes

Original Artist/Show: Jason Robert Brown / Songs for a New World / Panic at the Disco

Performance Time: 3 min 36 sec

Instrumentation: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet 1,2,3 Trombone 1,2, Piano, Synth, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Drums

Voicing:  SATB or SAT




This opener medley sets the stage with the powerful imagery of an immigrant coming to the New World full of hopes and dreams. The beginning features a solo with huge choral backups. High Hopes could easily be performed as a stand alone number if the slow opening is not desired. First performed by Lawrence Central High School “Central Sound.”  Available in SAT and SATB w/divisi.