G-Force Five! is about danger and excitement. A g-force is the feeling of something pushing or pulling against you when you’re going very fast, like in a tight turn in a car or a roller coaster. The “g” in g-force stands for “gravity”. So G-Force Five (or 5 Gs) would be 5 times the normal force of gravity.
Listen to this professional band play G-Force Five! And then listen to an actual, live, 5th grade band performance below:
Composer Ralph Ford (b. 1963) retired as Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Troy University in Troy, Alabama in 2011, where he directed the university’s famous “Sound of the South” marching band. He remains active as a composer, clinician, and adjudicator around the country and beyond.