North Carolina is a beautiful state, and there is no better place to enjoy whitewater rafting, than a trip on the Nantahala River. Noted composer, James Swearingen, takes you on a riveting journey that can only be described as both intense and exhilarating. Dramatic percussion writing coupled with exciting wind parts is an integral part of why this piece will challenge your students to make the music come alive and seem like areal life experience. Be prepared for the audience to be immediately o n their feet following the breathtaking finish. Truly exciting!