This hit from the group Twenty One Pilots starts off as an elegant ballad and heats up halfway through the chart to a powerful, exciting rock tune. There are no solo sections in this chart, but the drummer
This funky pop rock ballad by George Michael has captured the hearts of a new generation and your students and audiences will instantly recognize the hook. The solo section features adlib or improvised
Featuring a laid back groove, this half-time rock chart starts with a burn in the rhythm section and then gives the band a chance to build the excitement. After an authoritative bridge, the energy drops
Here's a very straight-forward setting at around 120 bpm for younger jazz bands that will be a favorite with audiences and parents. With limited ranges and rhythms for the horns and extremely playable
A not so silent night? You bet! This half-time swing/funk arrangement takes Silent Night and gives the familiar tune a funky twist. With its infectious groove, killer harmonies, and dynamic twists
Dynamo is pure excitement right off the top! Utilizing a half-time rock feel throughout with a Latin flavor at times, the melody is carried by a trumpet/trombone duo, then by the trumpet section.
Here's a great chart to introduce the funk style to developing jazz bands while keeping some complex harmonies in the mix to keep things exciting. After laying down the groove, the melody is stated by
Ray Charles. Need we say more? Ranked tenth on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, this soulful anthem mixes rhumba, rhythm and blues styles for a chart your audience and your students will
With the rhythm section laying down the groove, this soulful hit from the group Kool and the Gang oozes funky goodness! This chart stays true to the original, featuring tasty rhythm section parts mixed in
This laid-back, down-home swing chart in 6/4 time is a tribute to the great Wes Montgomery. Instead of a solo section, it features a very cool soli by the entire sax section. In order, it features the
The youngest jazz bands can celebrate the holidays with this easy, driving rock version of Jingle Bells that features some exciting twists. With easy rhythm section parts and extremely
This iconic hit from the great James Brown should be a staple in every jazz band's library! With funky horn licks and a driving groove in the rhythm section, this tune gets off to a rousing start. The solo
Red Line Shuffle is a medium swing/shuffle chart perfect for developing bands as played around 140 bpm. The sassy melody is first presented by the saxes, then the trumpets. With playable rhythms
From the exciting opening that really swings hard, this chart moves into a powerful blow section followed by a funk section featuring a written or improvised alto sax solo. The second half of the tune
This epic treatment of the Latin classic makes a killer chart for experienced jazzers. From the understated opening Latin groove, this chart quickly builds to a powerful and eloquent musical statement.
This driving rock version of Up on the Housetop is full of interesting surprises and perfect for young jazz bands or experienced ensembles. After establishing the funky rock groove, there's a duet
This easy New Orleans swing chart was one of the early jazz standards. Written for young jazz band success at around 105 bpm, this chart features extremely playable rhythms, ranges and rhythm section parts.
The Kessel Run is a flag-waving swinger that proceeds at breakneck speed! The first chorus features two bands within the band. To showcase the soloists, the solo section features stop-time
This patriotic medley is perfect for any parade or field show. Starting with a duet between solo piccolo and snare drum performing Yankee Doodle Dandy, the medley quickly erupts into a powerful
This holiday parade medley makes the perfect seasonal treat. Primarily featuring Jingle Bells, this chart builds to a big finish with a full-blown rendition of Deck the Halls.
With driving percussion and some big ensemble hits, this holiday parade arrangement based on the perrenial seasonal favorite gives all your sections a chance to shine on the parade route.
These three powerful and contagious hip-hop grooves really deliver the noise - your students will love performing them!
This patriotic parade medley is a fitting salute to George M. Cohan with three of his most beloved tunes: Yankee Doodle Dandy; You're a Grand Old Flag and Give My Regards to
This pack of drum line exercises will help your percussion section work on the FUNdamentals in just two minutes! With a focus on sticking, accents, 16th notes, diddles, rolls, and playing as a tight
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