While many Destiny fans are undoubtedly hyping themselves up in preparation for Bungie’s forthcoming sequel to the science fiction shooter that’s set to launch later this year, some have decided to be more constructive with the time on their hands by literally singing the original game’s praises through performance. As it so happens, a middle school band recently took the liberty of playing one of the arrangements from the first-person shooter’s original soundtrack, “Cabal Stomp,” during one of its public concerts.
As seen below in the Instagram video from user Christoper Shakey, the middle schoolers adeptly handle the “Cabal Stomp” arrangement that was originally composed and arranged by the American composer Martin O’Donnell. As a matter of fact, not only do the students seem to be intensely enjoying their rendition of the Destiny tune, but also the band’s conductor can be seen really getting into the performance as well.
As pointed out by the Reddit user known as “rediamnot” who posted the video to Destiny‘s official subreddit, it looks as though in order to make the performance happen, the conductor put together the sheet music, and the students wound up voting for it to be played during the concert. Bearing this in mind, it’s quite a testament to the popularity of the game and its soundtrack that the students and instructor could come together and agree on an arrangement that they could all enjoy.
Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time that a composition from Destiny‘s original soundtrack has been played by students in a public setting. A couple of years ago, in fact, a high school marching band performed music from the game, and ultimately wound up getting Bungie’s attention for doing so, with the studio tweeting out video of the symphonic tribute.
All things considered, the middle school band’s execution of “Cabal Stomp” is definitely impressive and shows the inherent talent of both the students and conductor. With any luck, Destiny 2 will be able to offer up a soundtrack worthy of being played and celebrated by musicians outside of the game in the future, as the franchise’s original composer, Marty O’Donnell, won’t be working on the sequel, as he was fired by Bungie several years back.
Destiny is available now for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.