A unique march-like intro leads to a medium tempo, good time, saucy swing style in this fun and light-hearted chart. The format is 12-bar blues and there's an open solo section with chords provided. The saxes carry the first chorus with nice brass hits leading into the solo section. There's a highly effective stop-time a cappella section, plus short drum breaks at the end. The rhythm section parts are fully notated and the brass ranges are C6 for trumpet and F4 for trombone. A good time will be had by all with A Waste of Rations!