Orphaned toys come to life in this eerie tour of an abandoned toy store. The work opens and closes with Victor Herbert's dreamlike Toyland as a Jack-in-the-box plays Pop Goes the Weasel.
Fire up everyone's imagination with this creative and unique selection. The special effects are easy and effective and will have audiences visualizing spaceships and strange wonderful creatures when
A concert work that incorporates electronic sounds that help to add to and extend the sound colors of the band instrumentation. The electronics include digitally altered piano sounds, percussive metallic
This delightfully tuneful selection brings back fond memories of summer camps and evening sing-alongs around the campfire. Beginning with the sound effects of a crackling campfire, the melody starts out
Subtitled Dance of the Volcano Goddess, this is an intensely evocative and dramatic work for young band. The piece incorporates a number of effects including chanting, clapping, driving
An aggressive composition for beginning band that draws on the composer's experiences as a middle school band director. Every section is featured in this fierce work - a bold theme is contrasted with a
This adventurous composition provides the opportunity to teach dramatic musical playing. Musically depicting a meteor event that occurs each day, very few notes are used and rhythms that are
Our planet's close encounters with Near Earth Objects (NEOs) provide the foundation for a truly unique piece for younger bands. Pulsating rhythmic patterns combine with melodic statements to create an
On April 19, 1995 the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was the target of a devastating bombing that resulted in a terrible lose of life, including 19 children to whom this work is
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