Before Nightfall

A smooth and flowing, lyrical work well within the reach of your young musicians, Before Nightfall serves as a great teaching tool for legato style. In addition, it serves as a work to reinforce dynamic shaping and section independence. Start rehearsing Before...

Merry Saxmas

Get in the holiday spirit saxophone style! This medley of popular holiday tunes will be a crowd favorite. With included optional percussion parts, Merry Saxmas is as versatile as it is fun. Perfect for prism concerts, school assemblies, community performances, and...

Farandole from L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2

Bring on the big brass sound! Like the dance of the same name, Farandole is upbeat, high energy, and best done with friends. Your brass choir performance will feature every instrument as melodies are passed from section to section. A musical challenge for advanced...

Maple Leaf Salsa

Start with the world’s most famous rag by Scott Joplin, add some latin flair, and you have Maple Leaf Salsa! This Afro-Cuban infused arrangement for woodwind ensemble will expose students to a historic piece of American literature while experiencing and performing...

Prelude from The Barber Of Seville

Based on the Rossini opera and scored for woodwind ensemble, this is an excellent addition to your solo and ensemble library. Fun to play, accessible for high school players and with a recognizable melody, Evan VanDoren’s beautiful and exciting arrangement for...

Carol Of The Boombuckets

The “Ukranian Bell Carol” has never been so fun for the beginning band AND your elementary school musicians! Using tuned percussion tubes and plastic buckets, Joseph Earp’s clever arrangement features your percussion section AND provides an opportunity to invite the...

Hero

Heroes come to us in all areas of life. Charles Mekealian’s triumphant work pays tribute to those heroes that live among us. Originally scored for brass quintet, this flexible instrumentation setting is playable by high school, university and community ensembles. A...

Where The Wild Things Dance

This energetic work by Joseph Earp is wildly infectious. This light and lively musical statement, inspired by the Sandhill Cranes of Monte Vista, Colorado, is sure to make all want to dance. The tubas and low woodwinds will particularly enjoy performing their opening...

Bravo Zulu

Thank our military veterans at your next performance with this original march in a classic style. When the U.S. Navy flies the Bravo and Zulu flags, it signals to all “a job well done.” Master teacher and composer Brian Bankston penned this march for any festival or...

Shadow Of The Samurai

Take your band to the mystical world of the Japanese Samurai with this exciting work by Brian Bankston. Featuring the percussion section, exotic pentatonic sounds combined with unique rhythmic interplay evoke images of the far east. A rich multicultural experience for...

Bad Elf!

A humorous and creative holiday selection combining “Up on the Housetop” and “Good King Wenceslas”. Using the first six notes introduced in most method books, Bryce Newton has crafted a piece that is educational and fun for your musicians first...

Alpha Dog

A fun and energetic work for the beginning band that your students will love! The infectious groove, hand clapping, and driving drum break keep this spirited piece driving all the way to the end. Using only the first six notes introduced in most band methods, this...

Santa’s Workshop Samba

Based around the popular holiday melody “Toyland”, Bryce Newton’s entertaining take on the elves at work is sure to be a hit! An exceptional change of pace from traditional holiday fare, your students will have a blast putting this one together for their holiday...

Sword Of The Titans

A brilliant and thrilling programmatic work from the pen of Rossano Galante, “Sword Of The Titans” is a musical portrayal of a journey of a group of titans in their quest to retrieve one of their stolen swords that was lost in battle. The sword possesses...

Skill Stretchers For Band II

Do you wish your clarinets would practice going over the break? Do you want your trumpets to practice lip slurs and your flute players to remember those high note fingerings? Do your percussionists forget the rudiments? Are you struggling to introduce chromatic...

Flight Of Falcons

“Flight of Falcons” is an original composition for band, evoking vibrant imagery inspired by Biblical text depicting Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Premiered in Paris and London, the distinctive motivic and melodic foundation of this work makes...

Romanesque

This lovely and flowing lyrical work is well suited to a wide variety of performance and teaching situations. Scored for traditional brass quintet (two trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba) alternate parts are included for trombone/euphonium (treble or bass) substituting...

A Song For Friends

Larry Daehn’s beautiful and moving “A Song For Friends” has been a staple of band literature for decades, and this new “Build-A-Band’ arrangement makes it accessible for small ensembles, as well as those with instrumentation challenges. This unique composition for...

The Messenger March

Here’s a classic march from the pen of C. L. Barnhouse, expertly arranged for the “Build-A-Band” series by Anthony Susi! Carefully crafted for flexible and limited instrumentations, this sparkling march sounds every bit as exhilarating as the original! The extended...

A Little Night Music

Your band students can experience the joy of playing Mozart with this skillfully crafted five-part arrangement of “A Little Night Music” (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,) offering endless possibilities for unusual instrument combinations using “Build-A-Band” scoring! You will...

We Gather Together

The famous Dutch hymn “We Gather Together” is scored for small bands with limited instrumentation, but will sound great with bands of all sizes! Dedicated to the Frontline Responders and Essential Workers who keep us safe, this is the perfect “welcome back” piece for...

A New Orleans Promenade

“A New Orleans Promenade” is fun-filled from start to finish! This unique medley, arranged in traditional New Orleans Jazz style, consists of three classic songs, “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” “St. Louis Blues,” and “When The Saints Go Marching In.” To spice...

Romanesque

The James Swearingen classic “Romanesque” is a wonderful example of lyrical writing at its absolute finest. Your musicians will marvel at the opportunity to perform music that sounds above grade level, yet is highly accessible in every way possible. Musical lines that...

Race Against Time

“Race Against Time” from Rob Romeyn’s popular “Atlantis: The Lost Continent” is an exciting addition for flexible instrumentation to any concert program. Beautiful melodies, stark musical contrasts and bold drama all describe this stunning programmatic piece depicting...

Folk Songs From Somerset

“Folk Songs From Somerset,” the third movement from Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “English Folk Song Suite” is a classic march incorporating four traditional folk songs: “Blow Away The Morning Dew,” “High Germany,” “The Tree So High” and “John Barley’s Corn.” Using...

My Bonny Boy

The beautiful intermezzo, entitled “My Bonny Boy,” from Ralph Vaughan Williams’ iconic “English Folk Song Suite” has been skillfully adapted by Ed Huckeby. This Build-A-Band edition allows bands with limited or unusual instrumentation, or sparsely-sized to enjoy the...

A Christmas Dream

Pure and beautiful, “A Christmas Dream” is a creative, lyrical setting of “Angels We Have Heard On High” for beginning band. A fresh harmonic “twist” gives this a new age feel, adding a lot of interest and intrigue for both the...

Joyful Variants

Celebrate and praise this legendary composer! “Joyful Variants” is a powerful setting using the famous theme of “Ode to Joy” from the ninth symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven. This joyous work includes quotations of melodies from other Beethoven...

The Main Attraction

“The Main Attraction” is a hard drivin’ shuffle in the style of Basie, Thad and Mel, and Phil Wilson, but with a slightly more modern groove. This is the perfect opener for any concert or festival! The tune is based on a 16-bar blues, features lots of...

Santa’s On His Way

If you’d like to include Santa at your annual Christmas concert, be sure to perform “Santa’s On His Way,” a newly composed holiday classic! Add a group of singers (purely optional) and this piece has all the possibilities of becoming an audience and band...

Look Out World

A triumphant opening fanfare sets the tone for this resounding march. Look Out World will be a fun fan favorite for your beginning band’s concert or festival performance. Your students will utilize all eight notes in the scale with accessible rhythms to create...

Rockin’ Locomotive

Rockin’ Locomotive is a fun and easy concert piece for your beginning band. Utilizing short repeated motifs with limited ranges, Rockin’ Locomotive will have your band rockin’ in no time! It is an excellent choice to motivate your students while entertaining your...

Thumbs Up!

Help your clarinets over the break, your flutes jump octaves, and your brass players buzz sirens all within this fun concert tune! Thumbs Up incorporates clarinet register key pop-ups from low C to G and low F to C in an otherwise simple part to give them lots of...

Dragonrider

Dragonrider takes the listener on a twisting, soaring journey astride a powerful fire-breathing dragon as it flies over mountaintop castles and the roaring sea. Inspired by the imagery of popular fantasy works such as those by J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin and...

To Protect And Serve

Suite for the Heroes Among Us is a musical tribute from master composer Robert W. Smith to the everyday heroes that dedicate their lives to the care and protection of us all. The third movement To Protect And Serve is dedicated to the law enforcement professionals...

Heal

Suite for the Heroes Among Us is a musical tribute from master composer Robert W. Smith to the everyday heroes that dedicate their lives to the care and protection of us all. The second movement Heal is dedicated to the medical professionals that care for us each and...

The Sacred Pipe

A mysterious work, The Sacred Pipe is the musical endeavor of a Native Cherokee myth. Extravagant melodic lines, tender harmonies, fast and intense tempos, and majestic fanfares ensure a film-like experience for the audience. Join the “Arrow Woman” on her journey...

Ghillie Dhu

Ghillie Dhu (Gill-e Dew) “Elf of the Forest” is inspired by a friendly but often wild creature from Scottish Folklore. This mythical being is given life through the captivating writing of Joseph Benjamin Earp. A wonderful teaching tool for instrumental ensembles...

Beta Cat

For every Alpha Dog there is a Beta Cat! This follow-up to the popular Alpha Dog for Very Beginning Band portrays a perhaps frustrated yet sneaky cat who attacks when it is least expected! Cymbal scrapes and soft melodies are interrupted when the cat decides to...

A Mother’s Hymn

Simple, poignant and beautiful, A Mother’s Hymn by Robert W. Smith is an artistic experience for both band and audience. Based on an old Swedish melody also known as “How Great Thou Art,” this setting is appropriate for any concert or festival performance. An instant...

Tuba Christmas

Featuring your tuba and euphonium sections, Tuba Christmas is a delightful addition to your holiday concert program. Featuring classic melodies in creative settings, the arrangement is musically effective and well crafted for the entire band. Ending with a farewell...

Christmas A La Mode

Use the holiday season to introduce and reinforce the importance of scales with your students. Robert W. Smith’s Christmas A La Mode is an arrangement of “Jingle Bells” that takes the band and audience on a journey through the traditional modes. Following a brief...

Freedom’s Light March

Freedom’s Light March is a great concert selection with a melody that all will recognize! This march is very accessible to bands of all levels and is written in the unique American style. Musicians of all ages will enjoy playing Freedom’s Light March and will be...

Journey Imagined

A sonic daydream in three parts, Journey Imagined describes a magical journey through the mind free from the limits of earth. This exhilarating, adventurous and dramatic thrill ride explores melodic themes that are as exciting to play as they are to hear. The variety...

Christmas Spectacle

A true musical spectacle for the young band featuring optional lighting effects! The arranger suggests each band member decorate their stand with electric lights. As notated, each section turns on their lights before their feature drawing both musical and visual...

The Archer’s Arrow

The Archer’s Arrow will have your students aiming to hit the musical bullseye. Challenge your young musicians with this adventurous overture set in the mixolydian mode. A strong opening statement gives way to a fun melody supported by a light ostinato pattern....

Spark of Creation

Depicting the creative work of American inventor Charles F. Kettering, Bryce Newton’s Spark of Creation portrays the relentlessly inventive nature of Kettering’s mind. After a bold and driving introduction, the piece gives way to a lush chorale, symbolic of the...

Christmas Salsa

Bryce Newton’s newest holiday work is the perfect choice to add interest and variety to your holiday program. Combining themes from Here We Come a-Caroling and Angels We Have Heard on High, this piece is carefully crafted in a fun salsa style that your musicians will...

Escape Velocity

Take your band to the moon with this exciting work celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. With a driving tempo and exciting percussion, Mark J. Connor’s creative work includes interesting parts for every member of the ensemble. This is a great...

Right About March

Originally composed for piano in 1908 by W. C. Powell, Right About March has been arranged for the modern concert band by John Fulton. This upbeat march works well as a concert opener and is appropriate for all seasons, including music performance assessment.

I Saw Three Ships

Heather Hoefle’s arrangement of I Saw Three Ships combines original material with the beloved theme creating a joyful, rich and unexpected version of the traditional English carol. Musicians and audiences alike will enjoy the light and active woodwinds above the more...

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

John M. Pasternak has created an imaginative new setting of the holiday classic. This upbeat, rock and roll style arrangement will be fun for your students and a crowd favorite at your winter program. Set in 7/8, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen is an excellent teaching...

Mystic Forest

Mystic Forest is a mysterious and exhilarating addition to your next concert. The audience is taken into a fictional world, where visions of blue and purples captivate the landscape. Sweeping harmonies and tender solo lines showcase the energy of the mystic forest,...

Above The Line

This will be an audience favorite to open or close your next concert! The appeal of this energetic and contemporary march stands out immediately due to playful harmonies and lively melodic lines. Bryce Newton’s attention to scoring ensures that all sections will...

Enclave Fanfare

Are your students ready for a challenge? Get ready for a musical adventure packed with bold and heroic lines that play out in shifting textures. Written in 4/4 with triplet figures, energetic rhythms and interesting harmonies, your band will make a strong opening...

Dance of the Tribes

Inspired by Native American culture, Dance of the Tribes is the perfect piece to introduce your band to ostinato rhythms and harmonies. Ritual percussion patterns accompany flowing lyrical melodies shared throughout the ensemble. With additional opportunities to...

Skill Stretchers For Band

Not a warm-up…not a chorale. Skill Stretchers are a way to efficiently move your band beyond the first five notes by working to extend ranges, accidentals and key signatures (in a way that students discover for themselves!). In addition, Skill Stretchers prepare the...

Dark Forest Dance

Our adventurers trek through the darkest of woods. In the distance they see a light through the trees. As they get closer, they can see creatures of the forest performing a mystical dance. Beginners will enjoy this exciting concert piece using only the first six notes...

The Big Adventure

The Big Adventure explores scenes of an uncharted island woodland full of quirky plants and animals. Written for the young band, the percussion section will be exposed to accessory instruments such as the guiro, vibraslap, cabasa, wood block and more. The piece will...

Angels We Have Remixed

Leave a lasting impression on your band and audience using this familiar Christmas tune with a twist. The harmony has been updated and set to a pop beat complete with a hip-hop break-down. Your young ensemble will have fun and feel confident with the limited ranges...

Ubuntu

Teach your young musicians to work together with this African groove that comes from the heart. With limited ranges and technical demands, your students will be able to focus on balance, intonation and rhythmic accuracy. Not only will they enhance their musical...

Sunset Blue

Add some tonal color to your next performance with this breathtaking lyrical work. This expressive work features short canonic rounds along with lush harmonic colors and calming melodic lines. Teaching opportunities include legato style, balance and dynamics. Warm the...

Relay Race

This is the ultimate tool for teaching balance within your sections. It will become a fast favorite as the students constantly pass pieces of the melody around like a baton in their musical relay race. Your beginners are going to beg you to rehearse this fun...

Fanfare Fantastique

Written as an opener for your beginning band concert, Fanfare Fantastique is bold, exciting and aggressive work that will clearly make a strong musical statement. Active percussion combined with powerful melodic lines in the brass and woodwinds, this new contemporary...

Race Against Time

A thrilling musical adventure for your young band musicians, Race Against Time is a fast and furious journey with an educational focus on the time signature. Driving in 4/4 time, your students will like the intensity and strength of the musical race. However, they...

Santa Stomp!

Get ready to clap your hands and stomp your feet! Santa Stomp is a fun novelty selection that is perfect for your young band’s first Christmas concert. Rob Grice’s very accessible work makes it easy for young bands to sound great by Christmas. With the stomp and clap...

Bravo Zulu

Thank our military veterans at your next performance with this original march in a classic style. When the U.S. Navy flies the Bravo and Zulu flags, it signals to all “a job well done.” Master teacher and composer Brian Bankston penned this march for any festival or...

The Navy Trident

The U.S. Navy SEAL team is one of the most famous and decorated military forces on the planet. The symbol of the SEALs is the Trident, a gold pin identifying the wearer as part of a select group who have endured SEAL training and are certified as special operators in...

Carol For Coventry

The classic “Coventry Carol” is an English Christmas carol from the 16th century. The haunting melody became more widely known in1940, after Coventry was bombed by the German Air Force during World War II. On Christmas Day, the BBC broadcasted a service...

Santa’s Wild Ride

Santa begins his Christmas Eve journey with all of the joy an excitement we’ve come to expect during this magical time of the year. However, as the ride progresses, things become a bit hectic, to say the least! Featuring frantic rhythms, percussion effects, humorous...

Sticks And Bones

Featuring the percussion and trombone sections, “Sticks And Bones” is an energetic and infectious statement for your next concert performance. Using a rock groove that speaks to multiple generations of audience members as well as your young performers,...

Trust And Obey

The beautiful hymn “Trust And Obey” provides a beautiful and sensitive opportunity for your young concert band. Simple and elegant, Robert W. Smith’s arrangement of this well-known melody provides a myriad of teaching opportunities in a musical setting...

Last Run

Celebrated composer and long-time railroad aficionado David Holsinger captures in music the romance and power of a favorite diesel locomotive in this descriptive musical portrait. The birth, life, and demise of one of the first departures of the steam generation is...

Ancient Dances

In “Ancient Dances,” David Holsinger takes a theme, alluding to ancient polyphony, and transforms it into a pulse-pounding, finger-twisting, raucous set of breathless variations, so typical of this composer’s unique compositional style. Great moments for...

Beyond The Shores Of Avalon

“Beyond the Shores of Avalon” takes the listener on a musical journey to the island sanctuary hidden the mist, said to be the resting place of King Arthur. According to legend, Avalon was a utopian paradise, home to many powerful enchantresses, including...

March Of The Minions

This exciting march for your young string orchestra will have toes tapping both on stage and in the audience! Block scoring and rhythmic unity will provide the young and developing orchestra with a perfect opportunity to quickly showcase their talents as a full...

Christmas Around The Orchestra Room

Who says easy can’t be fun? This satisfying medley of three holiday favorites gives every section in the orchestra an opportunity to be spotlighted with the melody! Even the youngest ensembles will gain independence and confidence as they prepare this cleverly-scored...

Fuzzy Taco

Authentic percussion patterns empower the Cha-Cha rhythms of “Fuzzy Taco,” a fun Victor López chart with an infections feel! This solid Latin chart includes many unison passages, and like all charts in the Jazz Starters series, is easily playable with...

A Celebration Of Hanukkah

Howard Rowe’s delightful “A Celebration Of Hanukkah” is now available for flexible instrumentation in the Build-A-Band series. Playable by small ensembles or those with unusual or unbalanced instrumentation, this charming work contains “Mi...

Into Heaven’s Hands

Opening with a lush flute soli, “Into Heaven’s Hands” explodes with power, emotion and jubilation in celebration of a beautiful life. The powerful opening gives way to a lyrical and whimsical faster section. David Shaffer’s mastery of intricate harmonic...

Excelsior Fanfare

Celebrate the fabled Knights of the Round Table with “Excelsior Fanfare,” a bright and flashy concert opener! The noble main theme features staccato and accented lines from the upper woodwinds and brass, and the calm middle section showcases legato and...

Seventeen Come Sunday

The famous march “Seventeen Come Sunday” from Ralph Vaughan Williams’ iconic “Folk Song Suite” has been masterfully arranged by Ed Huckeby for the Build-A-Band series, allowing bands with limited instrumentation to enjoy the uniqueness of this classic...

Ode To Joy

Your band will sound BIG on this setting of “Ode To Joy” scored especially for bands with limited or unbalanced instrumentation. As conductor, you get to create a unique band sound using the strengths of your instrumentation and following the suggested...

Where No Band Has Gone Before

The title says it all as you and your band embark on an exciting and harrowing musical adventure to the edge of the galaxy! An ethereal introduction leads to a heroic and vigorous, march-style theme, which gradually builds in intensity to a compelling climax. Bold...

Galeabration

Capturing a mood of celebration and authority, “Galeabration” is a powerful selection that can be used as your next concert opener or exciting finale! Your developing band will love the simple yet strong melodies, and the slight variations of each...

Cool Cat Shuffle

Your young students will love the way this clever arrangement starts with the lower strings setting the pizzicato bass line while the rest of the orchestra snaps their fingers. A great way to introduce your students to the style and feel of light jazz. Full of novel...

Koo Koo Cha-Cha

Your students will want to practice around the clock to play this fun piece! Using only six notes and rhythms easily accessible after only a couple of months in band, combined with percussion parts that will make everyone giggle, “Koo Koo Cha Cha” will be...

Dragon Dance

Every young band musician wants to perform “real” music! “Dragon Dance” has tremendous appeal, and outstanding melodic and harmonic content. The driving rhythms will make your students want to play it during every rehearsal and on every concert! While very...

A Haunted Trilogy

“A Haunted Trilogy” is guaranteed to become a favorite for student and audience alike. Set as a trilogy of three short movements, your band can play one for a quick novelty piece, or all three as a divertimento or program music. “March of the...

Rhapsody In Blue

Gershwin’s classic “Rhapsody In Blue” is now available for jazz bands with this brilliant arrangement by Paul Clark! All the main themes are here in a variety of styles, and individual instruments (cued in other parts) are featured throughout. The...

Fantasia On ‘O Holy Night’

Audiences will marvel at this commanding setting of the traditional carol, “Fantasia on O Holy Night.” Preserving the familiar melody throughout, original countermelodies breathe new life into this beloved holiday carol. Interwoven melodies and...

Slumber Song

One of the most universally beloved and recognized melodies, Johannes Brahms’ “Lullaby” has been arranged for first year bands by Andrew Glover as “Slumber Song.” This flowing melody is passed throughout the ensemble, and mallet percussion...

Military Escort

Henry Fillmore’s most famous march for younger bands, “Military Escort” has been a favorite of bands and audiences for almost a century. This arrangement for the Barnhouse Command series places this timeless march classic in a range which is more...

Songs Of America

“Songs Of America” contains arrangements of six patriotic classics, perfect for performances honoring veterans, Memorial Day, Independence Day, or any occasion requiring patriotic music. Included are “America (My Country, ‘Tis Of Thee),”...

Rhapsody In Blue

George Gershwin’s iconic masterpiece is now available in this well-paced, abridged arrangement by Robert Longfield for concert band and piano soloist. Since its premiere in 1924, “Rhapsody In Blue” has become one of the most popular and beloved American...

It’s Awf’ly Nice Just Walkin’ With You

“It’s Awf’ly Nice Just Walkin’ With You” is a beautiful ballad from the trusted pen of Rob Vuono, Jr., showcasing your lead tenor as well as the entire band. A wistful melody strolls across a lovely chord progression at a leisurely pace, as varied tone...

One Cool Cat!

“One Cool Cat!” features a playful melody sauntering along a beguiling chord progression in this enjoyable chart by Rob Vuono, Jr. The intro leads way to the cool sounds of trumpet and alto sax on melody, with tenor saxes and trombones later joining in on...

Stuck In The Rut

“Stuck In The Rut” is one rockin’ tune, sure to get your audience up on their feet! With a fun groove and approachable changes, it’s perfect for a younger band and, yet appropriate for festivals and competitions too. With an open solo section and suggested...

Christmas Is Coming!

Look no further for the perfect opening to your holiday concert. Using an old English carol as the focus of this work, Rob Romeyn has crafted a festive and upbeat holiday opener using musical fragments from popular carols, creating a musical buffet of holiday cheer!...

Witches And Wizards

Listen, if you dare, as the witches concoct a kooky and mysterious melody of the macabre! Wizards engage in a diatonic discourse of delightful and delicate dissonance. The magic of “Witches and Wizards” will engage your inner spirits as a picture of...

Night Ride Through Metropolis

Fasten your seatbelts and hang on; you are about to go on an exciting “Night Ride Through Metropolis.” Rhythmic and full of energy, this music has a fresh and innovative sound. The stark musical contrasts and the dark, foreboding middle section will make...

Silver Light!

Modern and spectacular, “Silver Light!” is guaranteed to be an impressive opener for your next concert! Together with optional piano, harp and extended woodwind parts for a larger instrumentation, Benjamin Yeo’s powerful scoring makes this a...

Castles In Europe

Composer James Reese Europe, one of the most famous African-American musicians of his day, was called the “Martin Luther King of music” by pianist Eubie Blake. The first African-American bandmaster in the United States Army, Europe gained great popularity...

Lorva Horovel

This artistic and brilliant arrangement Alfred Reed’s “Armenian Dances, Part 2,” a monumental band work, is an abridged version of the third movement encapsulates the most exciting parts of the piece, all while making the music much more practical...

Santa Rocks The House

Indeed Santa does! And with this fun medley of “Up On The Housetop,” “Jolly Old St. Nicholas,” and “Jingle Bells,” it will be your house that he rocks! This chart is straight-ahead rock and roll that’s fun and easy to play. Your...

Cowbell Lullaby

Moos…cowbells…yodels…alphorns… “Cowbell Lullaby” is an imaginative piece which transports you to Switzerland, joining cows at the end of their day’s journey high in the Alps. The herd comes to life in the opening measures, lowing...

First Responders

“First Responders” is a bold and gallant contemporary march set in traditional format paying tribute to the brave men and women who provide the first assistance to those in need during natural disasters and numerous tragedies that are part of daily life....

Heralding Angels

“Heralding Angels” is a regal presentation of the traditional holiday favorite by Felix Mendelssohn capturing the glory of the text with fanfares, trills and carefully crafted flourishes! The trumpet descant and percussion add to the majesty of this...

The Cottage On The Lake

This highly crafted composition is destined to become an instant gem for band directors who seek to teach their students the wonderful art of performing expressive music. By including the artistic ingredient of visual imagery, your young performers will experience the...

Record Breaker

Here’s a piece that’s accelerated fun for performers and audiences, from start to finish! “Record Breaker” can be played at a wide range of tempos, but is most effective when taken at a full-blown galop tempo. Limited ranges and technical demands present...

Good King Swings A Lot

“Good King Swings A Lot” is a fresh new twist on the classic carol “Good King Wenceslas” for the Jazz Starters series. Not only a great way to start teaching swing style, but the four-bar solo section over easy changes provides a wonderful...

Side Partners

The era of old-time concerts in the park comes back to life with “Side Partners.” Composed by cornet virtuoso, Herbert L. Clarke, for himself and his long-time friend, Sousa Band trombonist Frank Holton, this delightful piece can be played by two...

March Of The Woodpeckers

“March Of The Woodpeckers” is a spectacular light and fun-filled way to show off your emerging percussion stars! Although the march is very accessible and fun to play, it also has wonderful melodic lines, countermelodies, and harmonies. Your students and...

Little Symphony For Strings

The “Little Symphony For Strings” contains four contrasting movements in the classical style, presented in under four minutes. Composed by pianist, conductor, and teacher Carl Reinecke, it was intended as a training piece for young pianists. Now, in this...

Melodie D’Amour, Op. 600

Beautiful, romantic music, originally composed for piano, “Melodie D’Amour” became the basis of a hit popular song in the 1950’s and 60’s. Now the original version is available in an arrangement for string orchestra. A contrasting middle section makes...

Lake In The Moonlight

This well-known theme from Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” is beautiful, mysterious, and filled with emotion. Arranged for string orchestra with a solo violin, “Lake In The Moonlight” provides opportunities for playing cantabile and...

A Festive Holiday Celebration

Celebrate the season with this very playable and musical work, based on four holiday favorites: “Hanukkah, O Hanukkah,” “Away in a Manger,” “Deck the Halls,” and “Auld Lang Syne.” Sparkling woodwind colors, festive...

Fanfare Cincinnatus

Composed for the Cincinnati New Horizons Band, “Fanfare Cincinnatus” (A Flourish for Band) captures the beauty of the spectacular Cincinnati skyline. This work for concert band uses syncopated rhythms, layered percussion and lush harmonies to create an...

Ascensions

“Ascensions” is an aggressive concert or festival work of unbridled energy and power! Ascending melodic themes and harmonic structures create tension, and are the basis for this creative and interesting composition. The melodic material is memorable and is...

The View Looking Up

If you’ve been looking for something to showcase your rhythm section, look no further! “The View Looking Up” is an excellent new chart for big band by composer Craig Skeffington. Written in a medium swing style, it features the rhythm section with...

Finding My Way

This original rock-style “power ballad” is a musical journey for young people of all ages! “Finding My Way” begins with a lyrical statement, tentative at first, which gradually grows in confidence. The ballad “finds its way” in the...

Dance Of The Dells

Hop aboard the ferry and delight in the impressive rock formations along the Wisconsin River gorge known as the notorious Wisconsin Dells. The blazing sun, rollicking river, and the stunning rock formations on the towering cliffs put a spring in your step and a dance...

Irish Tune From County Derry

Percy Grainger’s “Irish Tune from County Derry” is unquestionably one of the most beloved standards of the concert band repertoire. Rob Romeyn’s brilliant arrangement for the Command series of this iconic work has been skillfully and carefully...

After Dark

“After Dark” is an exceptional chart to introduce swing style from the very first rehearsal! This “Jazz Starter” is expertly written well within the easy level, allowing your students to sound good quickly and find success in learning to swing. Lots...

Down To The River

This is up-tempo setting of the classic spiritual is a guaranteed winner! After a short and solemn introduction, featuring an alto sax solo, “Down to the River” kicks into high gear, with the composer’s signature driving rock feel. Written solidly at the...

The Caravan Club

The great Karl King wrote many wonderful marches, and “The Caravan Club” is one of his most interesting and unusual works. Heavy and ponderous at times, light and frisky at others, this march was used often in the circus to accompany tiger acts. An ominous...

The Cauldron

Filled with classic Ed Huckeby flair, “The Cauldron” is an outstanding selection for contest or festival! With dramatic syncopations and changing meter leading the way, the musical elements blended into “The Cauldron” are unique and...

Radiance

Look no further for a lively and spirited concert opener! “Radiance” unfolds with an anticipatory section of increasing intensity. From here, we move to a musical statement that absolutely shimmers with celebration and style. As the music progresses,...

The Best Of Beethoven

There’s no better way to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth than with this dramatically-charged band arrangement containing excerpts from six of his most famous works! From the opening strains of the “Pathetique” to the final chords of...

Get Off My Housetop

“Get Off My Housetop – A Christmas Felony” provides a new and somewhat twisted musical perspective on the concept of Santa Claus. When we review all the lore surrounding St. Nick, it is easy to interpret him and his job as kind of creepy. This...

Half Off!

Teaching students the concept of cut time in music can be difficult and daunting, but not so with “Half Off!,” an engaging, light-hearted learning tool. Using only notes and rests that are easily divisible by two, combined with a catchy tune, this song...

Battle Of The Winds

If you’ve been looking for a march challenge, this is it! “Battle of the Winds” is a classic circus “screamer” that wails from start to finish! Low brass and woodwinds get a workout from top to bottom, and the upper voices squeal in “battle”...

A Few Miles More

“A Few Miles More” is an original composition by Mike Hammonds that puts everyone deep in that swinging groove from the start! Based on a twelve-bar blues in E-flat, it features exciting throwback styles including stop-time and call and response used in...

Avalon

“Avalon” is a 1920s jazz-era chart by Vincent Rose and Buddy DeSylva, written originally as an advertisement for the California resort town, and has found fame as a virtuosic showcase for big bands and many vocalists ever since. This big-band version by...

Variations On A Merry Tune

The creative genius of Pierre La Plante has never been better showcased than with “Variations On A Merry Tune.” Based on a theme from Robert Schumann, known variously as “The Jolly Farmer” and “The Happy Farmer’s Return From Work,”...

Joyeaux Noël!

Pierre La Plante’s mastery of presenting folk songs and beloved carols in innovative and unique ways for concert band is well-illustrated with “Joyeaux Noël!” “Shepherds Awake” begins an exciting three-part musical retelling of the Christmas...

Jumpin’ Jack Jive

Veteran composer Carl Strommen’s “Jumpin’ Jack Jive” opens in a bright, brisk “four” and soon switches to a trademark “two” feel, reminiscent of the great big bands of yesteryear. The solo section features tenor and alto, and can be opened up for a variety...

Calypso Angelical

Take your jazz band on a trip to the Caribbean with this authentic calypso! Students will love the catchy melody, and directors will appreciate the plentiful auxiliary percussion, clear rhythm section parts, thorough articulation, and accessible solo section. Playable...

The Black Pearl

Ahoy, maties! Take your beginning band on a pirate adventure with this dark and mysterious piece! Low brass and low woodwinds are featured on the initial statement of the melody, and the lyrical middle section allows the whole band to work on legato style. The...

Dança Feliz

Teach your beginning band about traditional Brazilian culture with “Dança Feliz” (Happy Dance,) featuring fun melodies for all instruments, an infectious beat, and plenty of optional percussion parts. The annual Carnival festival in Brazil features parades...

March Of The Penguins

There’s no better way to start a concert than with a march, and there’s no better way to get first-year band students engaged and excited about music than with something fun! “March of the Penguins” is just what you have been looking for! This fun,...

We Shall Overcome

The beloved gospel song, “We Shall Overcome,” which became the great anthem of the civil rights movement, is now available in this inspiring and very playable arrangement by Lisa Galvin. Providing an inspiring backdrop for healing and triumph, this timely...

Dreams Of Flying

Inspired by the poem “Flight” written by a WWII fighter pilot, “Dreams Of Flying” is a wonderful selection for concert or festival. The melodic main theme, the lyrical middle section, and the powerful and positive-sounding ending have all been...

Sonata For Strings

Adapted from Mozart’s prominent piano sonata in A Major, “Sonata for Strings” gives first and second year string students an opportunity to play a solid classical work arranged with the young musician in mind. The delightful melody is passed among the...

Lock It In The Pocket

Need an easy introduction to the swing style for your beginning jazz band? Look no further than “Lock It In The Pocket!” Horns play slurred eight note lines and staccato quarter notes. Clearly written rhythm section parts are perfect for bass and drum set...

Firecracker

Drawing inspiration from the Lunar New Year Firecracker Ceremony in New York City’s Chinatown, “Firecracker” is an exhilarating celebration at a sizzling tempo that’s sure to please. Images of crackling explosives, dazzling colors, and joyful dance fuel...

What Child Is This?

Does “What Child Is This?” work as a rock chart? Absolutely, in the hands of Paul Clark! The attention-grabbing introduction is followed by solo alto on the melody, then joined by the tenor. The driving rock builds all the way to the end. Every section...

A Crazy Mixed-Up Christmas Concert

Several years ago in a town near you the local orchestra was all set for the annual holiday concert. They had rehearsed all the carols everyone loves and the auditorium was full of friends and family awaiting the performance. Unfortunately, somehow the music in the...

Snowflake Dance

Imagine that first winter snowfall, where magic turns the snowflakes into life! Using a lighthearted original theme mixed with a few familiar holiday tunes, “Snowflake Dance” takes your first-year band on a magical journey where snowflakes dance happily...

Attack Of The Colossus

Transport your students and audience to ancient times with “Attack of the Colossus,” a towering work your developing bands will love! The mighty opening fanfare and inspiring conclusion are separated by a lyrical section, presenting multiple styles to...

Silent Night

This beautiful setting of the familiar carol will be the centerpiece of your holiday concerts. Lush harmonies and flowing counter lines combine to give a new, fresh sound to the timeless melody. The opportunity for expressive playing makes this arrangement suitable...

On Wings Of Glory

“On Wings Of Glory” is a bold and celebratory concert opener of impeccable quality and style for young bands. A bright and authoritative opening fanfare leads to a memorable melodic theme. As the music continues, this theme grows and develops, with added...

O Swingin’ Town Of Bethlehem

This up-beat, swinging arrangement of “O Little Town of Bethlehem” checks all the boxes! The jazzy statement of the tune features hip unison lines with some punchy ensemble support. Modest solo changes (suggested solos are included) will encourage your...

Sons Of Liberty

Perfect for that patriotic number on your next concert, “Sons of Liberty” appeals to audience and band members alike! This inspiring and exciting medley of three songs from the American Revolution: “Chester,” “Paul Jones Victory,”...

Night Vision

In “Night Vision,” a colorful and energetic work, pulsating rhythms and bold themes provide interest and intensity, wrapped in a mysterious-sounding vibe. Unique scoring will engage your percussionists, with the melodic material appealing to all the winds....

Attention Span

“Attention Span” is an easy and fun beginning rock chart that will instantly grab your students’ attention! A steady beat, easy rhythms, and modest ranges provide a solid introduction to rock style. The two-measure solo section (with suggested solo riffs...

Rockstar

Your beginning band will really shine with this fun and engaging tune! “Rockstar” has it all: a fun drum groove, catchy melody, and a harmonic accompaniment that provides the drive to keep it all together – all this while using only the first six notes...

Sun Valley Flourish

“Sun Valley Flourish” is Steven Reineke at his best! Originally composed for orchestra in 2008 as the opening piece for the Erich Kunzel’s Sun Valley Festival Orchestra, it has been masterfully adapted for concert band by Steven’s first composition...

Jingle Bell Swing

Here’s a cool arrangement for the Jazz Starters! series by Paul Clark featuring one of the most recognized of all holiday tunes! “Jingle Bell Swing” is clever, fun, easy to prepare – plus, it swings! Straight ahead ensemble playing throughout – no...

Monterey

When looking for a great march, one only needs to begin their search with the King library to find the perfect choice. “Monterey” March is an American classic in every sense of the word. Singable themes, exciting counter-melodies, and traditional harmonies...

The Star Spangled Banner

With a powerful introduction and bold ending, this arrangement of the National Anthem will immediately command attention from an audience in any setting. While being harmonically and melodically true and respectful of the original, there is just enough freshness and...

Fun With The Blues

Here is an opportunity to learn how to swing a clarinet quintet! This features clarinet 1, with a brief solo in clarinet 2. The challenges are listening carefully to playing in tune in a jazz setting, and watching for all the rhythmic interplay between voices. This...

The City

Hang on! This is an art piece telling a story of driving through a big city with its main thoroughfares, dark alleys, and “neon” bright light districts. The challenges are intonation, rhythmic stability, finger technique, but mainly endurance! Watch out for the...

Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes

Beautifully written in a chorale style using jazz harmonies in three different keys, this arrangement’s challenge is intonation. The quintet also has an opportunity to be very expressive.

Beautiful Dreamer

This is arranged in rhythmic, syncopated waltz tempo sections, in addition to a lush tutti section, all using jazz harmonies. The melody is mostly assigned to Clarinet 1. Slight tempo changes, a rubato section, and a healthy dose of dynamics make this a challenging...

O Christmas Tree

This re-imagining of a classic holiday staple “O Christmas Tree” will be a sure-fire favorite on your holiday concert! Influenced by the sounds of Latin America, this arrangement includes a fun montuno and a swing shout section. While scored for...

Valiant Shield

This entry-level march will make a bold statement on any performance stage! Your students will enjoy the uplifting melodies, while the expanding note ranges and differing dynamics will provide an appropriate challenge for your novice performers. This attainable piece...

Six Note Symphony

Your youngest musicians can sound like professionals on their first concert with “Six Note Symphony!” While using only the first six notes learned in band instruction, there’s excitement and adventure in each section of the young band. Extensive doubling...

Vulcan Rising!

“Vulcan Rising!” will make your budding instrumentalists sound like real pros! Vulcan, the Roman god of fire, volcanoes, and smithing, is depicted in music as he rises from the ashes of the mountains and appears in his awesomeness before the people of...

The Hope Of Tomorrow

“The Hope of Tomorrow” is a beautiful melodic work for developing bands. The flowing melody is designed to help develop skills in lyrical phrasing and playing in conjunct motion with fourths and fifth in legato style. This lovely selection is an excellent...

As The Last Light Fades

“As The Last Light Fades” is a programmatic work, capturing the gradual shift when the sunset gives way to a brief moment of twilight, and the stars begin to take their place in the heavens waiting for darkness to blanket the sky. As the sun starts to...

Beyond the Shores of Avalon

“Beyond the Shores of Avalon” takes the listener on a musical journey to the island sanctuary hidden in the mist, said to be the resting place of King Arthur. According to legend, Avalon was a utopian paradise, home to many powerful enchantresses,...

From Midnight ‘Til Dawn

All things mysterious happen between midnight and dawn, and composer Mike Hammonds has captured the feeling of dreams and nightmares in “From Midnight ‘Til Dawn.” Creative use of the key of g minor along with generous use of open fourths and fifths gives...

Trek!

“Trek!” depicts three phases of a thrilling mountain bike ride: acceleration through the gears, tranquility of the ride, and an uphill climb and descent. While the eighth note remains constant throughout, changing meters, rising ostinati, and widening...

Concert Piece

Written for accomplished soloist Brian Bowman, principal Euphonium in the US Air Force Band, as a commissioned work under conductor Col. Arnald Gabriel, this composition is for virtuoso soloist and concert band. It calls for expressive phrasing especially through the...

Concerto For Trumpet

This unique, delightful arrangement of the “Haydn Concerto for Trumpet” accompanied by bassoon ensemble was first performed by trumpeter, John Hagstrom, of the Chicago Symphony with the Sooner Bassooners, Rod Ackmann, director.

Concerto For Trumpet

This unique, delightful arrangement of the “Haydn Concerto for Trumpet” accompanied by bassoon ensemble was first performed by trumpeter, John Hagstrom, of the Chicago Symphony with the Sooner Bassooners, Rod Ackmann, director.

Concerto For Trumpet

This unique, delightful arrangement of the “Haydn Concerto for Trumpet” accompanied by bassoon ensemble was first performed by trumpeter, John Hagstrom, of the Chicago Symphony with the Sooner Bassooners, Rod Ackmann, director.

Jimbo’s Lullaby

Features the Bass Clarinet. Best if performed with Golliwogg’s Cake Walk as a two-movement selection from the Children’s Corner.

Minute Waltz

Not really intended to be played in one minute but to be played at a vigorous tempo. All parts have solo passages.

The Black Horse Troop

John Philip Sousa’s love of horses is reflected in this delightful march composition, “The Black Horse Troop.” Composed in 1924 for Troop A of the Cleveland National Guard, this wonderful march has a character and swagger unlike any other. The 6/8 meter and Sousa’s...

Ancient And Honorable Artillery Company

This rousing Sousa march from the March King’s late career is available for the first time in an authentic concert-sized edition, meticulously edited by Sousa expert Keith Brion. Complete with extensive performance information, full score, and modern instrumentation,...

Milestones

Milestones is a celebratory concert fanfare that encapsulates the excitement of a major accomplishment or event. In true fanfare style, the piece showcases the brass with brilliant rhythmic motifs and driving woodwind and percussion parts. With its high driving...

The Circus Bee

This is one of Fillmore’s early marches and reflects his varied experiences while he was touring as a circus musician with five different big top shows. To be played at a fast tempo.

And May We All

This beautiful composition was commissioned to provide purpose, direction, and comfort for two individual High School Band programs from the same district during the years 2020 – 2021. Virtual learning was established and weekly meetings took place between...

Silverado

Composer/arranger Warren Barker has developed a colorful and distinctive concert piece which conveys the spirit and magnificence of the American West, past and present…the majestic volcanoes and mountain ranges, the fertile and tranquil valleys, the building of...

Portals

Written during the pandemic of 2020-21, “Portals” was inspired by the digital portals or windows that allowed us to view our world. From the human interaction and expression through videoconference windows, to the living room television screens that served as portals...

March on a Scottish Air

Using the melody for ‘Auld Lang Syne’, this march is performed in three very distinct styles. Designed for younger bands, it will sound fantastic with your groups.

Invocation and Jubiloso

This two-part piece for younger bands opens with long and lush melodies in the Invocation followed by an energetic Jubiloso section with driving ostinatos and soaring melodies found throughout the band.

Symphony No. 1 For Band

Commissioned by the National Honorary Band Fraternity, Kappa Kappa Si and the National Honorary Band Sorority of Tau Beta Sigma, this sparkling masterwork contains four distinctive movements highlighting Smith’s use of unique harmonic language, lavish melodies and...

Symphonic Variations on Amazing Grace

Lyrical woodwind solos open this masterwork followed by brass solos and Inventive variations on a popular folk hymn. Smith has created an exceptional piece for advanced wind ensembles perfect for concerts or festivals.

Jubilant Prelude

A bold fanfare opens this work. The music continues with a wonderful engaging melody. Feature your solo clarinet player in a beautifully written solo accompanied by poignant counterpoint. The piece wraps up with the same incredible energy as the beginning, bringing...

Greensleeves

A masterful setting of this timeless classic provides many solo opportunities and melodic interest throughout all the sections of the band. The use of standard and contemporary harmonies give the listener a wonderful experience in this delightful arrangement.

Were You There When They Crucified My Lord

This work captures the full range of timbres that a band can create in this superb hymn adaptation. The transparency in the simple settings, combined with a tasteful arranging of a hymn tune, followed by melodic counter melodies set this piece apart from others.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

A masterfully scored work of this timeless Christmas hymn. The different settings of the melody engage the performer and the listener from the solemn beginning, through the bright middle, and powerful ending. An excellent addition to your library.

Indiana State Band

This rousing traditional march will keep the toes tapping and the musicians smiling. Everyone has the opportunity to play the melody! A wonderful choice for a concert opener.

Variations on an English Folk Song

Bands will enjoy performing this Theme-and-Variations based on the English folk song “Forest Green,” which served as the music for several different popular hymns. Several opportunities for solos, this work is perfect for concert or festival....

Smith Conducts Smith: Masterpieces

The works of prolific and beloved composer Claude T. Smith have been enjoyed by audiences and performers for decades, and this collection of seven Smith “Masterworks” features outstanding performances conducted by the composer! Includes the following works: “Dance...

Smith Conducts Smith: The Sacred Band Works

This stunning album of the sacred band works of Claude T. Smith features six of this composer’s most inspirational and beautiful works for concert band – conducted by the composer! Includes the following works: “Anthem For Winds And Percussion,” “Greensleeves: A...

Smith Conducts Smith: Festival Favorites

Continuing the re-release of landmark recordings conducted by the composer, this disc features six outstanding Claude T. Smith works performed by two exemplary university bands! Originally released on LP record, these historic recordings have been remastered and are...

Smith Conducts Smith: The Hallmark Compositions

Five hallmark composition of Claude T. Smith conducted by the composer! Originally released on LP record in the 1970’s, these historic recordings have been remastered and are now available on CD! Performed by the Tennessee Technological University Symphonic Wind...

Young Band 10-Pak

WFR1002 Young Band 10-Pak includes over 150 amazing concert band performances of music for young musicians by the Washington Winds! Includes these ten CDs: WFR330 Renegade Dances; WFR333 Bravura; WFR336 Whispers of the Wind; WFR342 Beyond The Stars; WFR183 Kings...

Concert Band 5-Pak

WFR1003 Concert Band 5-Pak includes over fifty amazing concert band performances by the Washington Winds! Includes these five CDs: WFR343 Broad Stripes and Bright Stars; WFR320 Ride of the Valkyries; WFR199 The Golden Circle; WFR344 Sphere of Fire; WFR315 Infinite...

Concert Band 10-Pak

WFR1001 Concert Band 10-Pak includes over 100 amazing concert band performances by the Washington Winds! Includes these ten CDs: WFR105 A Perfect Fit; WFR180 Jubilance; WFR186 A Vision of Majesty; WFR319 Happy Holidays; WFR328 Perilous Voyage; WFR331 Defying Gravity;...