Arranged By Bob

I arranged Blue Collar Man by the rock group Styx just before attending Yakima Valley Community College in Yakima, Washington.  I hand scored each part and used just my mind to think of what it should sound like.  I had to make a few adjustments but for the most part this is the result of just mental contemplation.

If I had Finale (music scoring program) back then like I have now, it would have been so much easier.

Here is the spring 1980 concert performance by the Yakima Valley Community College Jazz Band:

Blue Collar Man



and here is the same song as it sounded as this was only our SECOND time playing it through when we started rehearsing it.


Blue Collar Man - 2nd rehearsal