The Quiet Professionals

Grade 5

3.5 minutes

Composed for the 82d Airborne Division Band

This march was composed in honor of the United States’ special operations forces, “The Quiet Professionals.”  Unlike my other marches, which are quite traditional, this one plays more like “movie music.”  Like special operations soldiers themselves, the music is determined and intense, but subdued.  There are also moments of explosive violence, and perhaps a healthy dose of arrogance.  Appropriate music, I think, for a group of people who are the best at what they do, yet are not often recognized for it.