From a Radiers press release: The Raiders will field a John Adams-themed program in 2004, entitled: "Adams: A Sound Journey."
The production will consist of "Wild Nights" from Harmonium, "Short Ride in a Fast Machine," "Harmonielehre" (Movement III) and "Fearful Symmetries" Arranging this brass for this program will be Michael Hamilton. A Raiders alum, Hamilton has been with the Raiders brass staff since 1994 and was brass caption head in 2003. He holds a masters degree in composition from Hunter College. Hamilton has penned for original compositions for various school districts in New York and New Jersey. Arranging the percussion book for the Raiders will be Steve Rodrigues. Rodrigues has been with the Raiders percussion staff since 1998 and is a Raiders alum. He has arranged and instructed since 1994 for various successful High School groups, including Union High School in Union, N.J., Hanover Park High School in East Hanover, N.J., and Elizabeth High School in Elizabeth, N.J. Rodrigues has been Percussion Caption Head for the Raiders since 2003.