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Accolade Accolade
Mark Lortz - Wingert-Jones Publications

Written especially for young bands, this vivid concert work will bring a dynamic and exuberant flourish to any concert setting. The term "accolade" is defined as an expression of praise, and this powerful

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MEMedium Easy
$52.00
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$7.00
Bandfare Bandfare
Daniel Jones - Wingert-Jones Publications

An enthusiastic fanfare that will begin your concert in an impressive manner. Designed for middle school students, it provides more complex rhythms and harmonies, all within the technical

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EEasy
$45.00
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$5.00
The Banner Yet Waves The Banner Yet Waves
David Gorham - Wingert-Jones Publications

This exuberant concert work provides a thrilling way to open or close any performance in a grand manner. Cleverly written, this original piece includes melodic fragments of The Star-Spangled Banner

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MEMedium Easy
$52.00
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Burnin' Burnin'
Gary D. Ziek - Wingert-Jones Publications

A fast-paced, white-knuckled musical thrill ride for accomplished bands. Continuously propelled forward by driving rhythms and challenging ensemble passages, the music darts and soar like a high-speed

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MMedium
$70.00
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$10.00
Clash Clash
Ryan Main - Wingert-Jones Publications

Take your performance to the next level with this stunning concert opener!  An intriguing work that immediately grabs the attention of the audience and holds it through the final measure.  Fresh and uniquely... view details
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MMedium
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Crossfire Crossfire
Gary P. Gilroy - Wingert-Jones Publications

Driving and relentless, students will enjoy the intense nature of the piece as well as the occasional time signature changes that will keep them on their toes and keep listeners fully engaged. Your

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MEMedium Easy
$50.00
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$6.00
Fanfare for a Celebration Fanfare for a Celebration
Gary D. Ziek - Wingert-Jones Publications

Here is the perfect opening work for any festive occasion, beginning with a thrilling sense of anticipation that builds to the spirited fanfare. The tempo then slows as the mood changes to a more dignified and... view details
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MMedium
$70.00
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$10.00
Fire! Fire!
Gary P. Gilroy - Wingert-Jones Publications

Dramatic and intense! Not only will this short, fiery piece leave your audience in awe, but your band will love playing it, too!  It employs a large percussion section, and has your wind players playing... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$55.00
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$10.00
Flashpoint Flashpoint
Brendan Van Epps - Wingert-Jones Publications

This highly energetic work captures the explosive nature of a flash point, the temperature at which combustible vapors ignite. Beginning students have the opportunity to work on articulation and

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VEVery Easy
$40.00
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$4.00
Flat Out and Wide Open Flat Out and Wide Open
Barry E. Kopetz - Wingert-Jones Publications

Buckle up for a high speed musical thrill ride!  Opening with the rev of the engine, you quickly jump into high gear as you race across the stark landscape. Shifting gears with short, punctuated chords, the... view details
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I-77 I-77 (Fanfare for the Appalachians)
Joshua Hummel - Wingert-Jones Publications

This fanfare is a short musical travelogue of one of the composer's favorite interstates, I-77, as it weaves through the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. The music motors along at a steady pace as changing

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$10.00
Jet Stream Jet Stream
Gary D. Ziek - Wingert-Jones Publications

The jet stream is a fast-moving current of air found high in the atmosphere that directly affects the weather all around the globe. This composition portrays the speeds and motions of this powerful air

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MEMedium Easy
$70.00
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Joie de Vivre Joie de Vivre
Gary P. Gilroy - Wingert-Jones Publications

You'll find exceptional writing here that places the percussion in a prominent role, alternating with the winds to propel the ensemble from start to finish with rhythmic vitality. This vibrant concert... view details
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Juggernaut Juggernaut
Gary D. Ziek - Wingert-Jones Publications

A juggernaut is a massive inexorable force that crushes whatever is in its path, and this dynamic concert opener certainly lives up to the title. Written in a perpetual motion style, the intensity

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Metrodance Metrodance
Randall D. Standridge - Wingert-Jones Publications

A visit to New York City inspired this vibrant concert work, supercharged with the urban buzz of one of the most amazing places in the world - the speed of life, and the collision of so many personalities,... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$50.00
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$6.00
Miles Ahead Miles Ahead
Jay Taylor - Wingert-Jones Publications

Very appropriately titled, this bold concert work for first-year bands will impress audiences from the very first measure. It was carefully written to sound mature and full, allowing your students to sound

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VEVery Easy
$40.00
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$4.00
Moving at the Speed of Sound Moving at the Speed of Sound
Mark Lortz - Wingert-Jones Publications

This vivid fanfare features rousing brass motives, dynamic woodwind flourishes and active percussion, all combining to create an explosive concert opening statement. Beginning quietly, the action builds

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MMedium
$70.00
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Nemesis Nemesis
Gary D. Ziek - Wingert-Jones Publications

Highly volatile and remarkably intense, this is the just the type of attention grabber you'll want to include on your next concert.  Named for the god of vengeance and retribution in Greek mythology, this work... view details
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MMedium
$70.00
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Nova Stella Nova Stella (New Star Fanfare)
John Prescott - Wingert-Jones Publications

Nova Stella: New Star Fanfare is based on the chorus of the traditional English carol, Nova! Nova! Ave Fit Ex Eva. The fanfare begins with three or more antiphonal brass players placed

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MMedium
$70.00
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Power Drive Power Drive
Gary P. Gilroy - Wingert-Jones Publications

Written for and dedicated to an outstanding music educator, this energetic work for elementary bands represents the powerful effect this teacher has on students. The rhythmic drive that fuels this piece

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VEVery Easy
$40.00
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$4.00
Quintology Quintology (The Science of Five)
Gary D. Ziek - Wingert-Jones Publications

Here is the concert opener you've been looking for!  The title means "the science of five" and couldn't describe this piece any better as many possibilities of 5/4 time are explored and brilliantly displayed.... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$70.00
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$10.00
Relentless Relentless
Randall D. Standridge - Wingert-Jones Publications

Aggressive and hard-charging, this inspiring piece for concert band conveys the belief that everyone has the ability to be unstoppable in pursuit of their goals. The intense musical material exerts a

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MEMedium Easy
$50.00
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$6.00
Shock Wave Shock Wave
Gary D. Ziek - Wingert-Jones Publications

Driven by a constant sense of propulsion and rippling waves of motion, this piece is aptly titled. The initial shock is provided by the percussion, leading to a tension filled section with multiple layers

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MMedium
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Spitfire! Spitfire!
Gary P. Gilroy - Wingert-Jones Publications

Here's the perfect opening number for maximum attention and effect!  Beginning with great energy and rapid tempos,  through compelling rhythms and driving accents, this selection seems to virtually electrify... view details
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MMedium
$65.00
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$10.00