Excerpts, etudes, and exercises for six classic band works are included as well as composer background, music history and culture. The works included are: First Suite in Eflat-Holst; English Folksong Suite-Vaughn-Williams; Ye Banks and Braes O' Bonnie Doon-Grainger; Suite of Old American Dances-Bennett; Suite of Old American Dances-Bennett/ed. Higgins; Overture to "Candide"-Bernstein/trans. Grundman; Overture to "Candide"-Bernstein/trans. Beeler; Incantation and Dance-Chance.