Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty’s first published work for young band describes a stretch of Interstate 75 that crosses through Florida’s Everglades National Park. Alligator Alley celebrates this noble beast that has remained largely unchanged from prehistoric times. The first theme (“Alligator’s Theme”) features the woodwinds (predominantly bassoons) while the second theme (“Hunter’s Theme”) is performed by the brass. Program notes and staging suggestions are included in this marvelously descriptive work. Duration – ca. 4:30 Free interdisciplinary curriculum for the piece is available for download at BandQuest.org.