Planet 411 and Beyond follows the continuing adventures of the spaceship Hawkeye through a rough planet
only known as Planet 411. The piece starts in a mysterious forest area of the planet, with many solos echoing
the various foreign wildlife and uncertainty following the crew. Constant motion from the woodwinds further
pushes uncertainty, almost as if they are being watched. The crew is then suddenly attacked, pushing the
music to a furious pace.
The crew succeeds in alluding their attackers, only to find themselves in a deeper portion of the forest with
dangers around every turn. The band is now in 5/8 with a bass line that echoes the dangers around every
turn. The crew finally finds their way into a clearing where they are able to summon the Hawkeye to their
aid and escape.
Planet 411 and Beyond features dissonant harmonies, challenging solo lines, and a great opportunity for
teaching 5/8 and subdivision.