Using only limited rhythms and ranges, Bandroom Rock is a great way to get your beginning players energized and motivated. The low brass start things off, following the rest of the band and short
This classic work for band was a staple in the repertoire for several decades. Johnnie Vinson has taken the attractive Latin style of the original and beautifully adapted it for younger players. Tastefully
Canadian composer Francois Dorion knows a thing or two about blizzards, and he also knows about the blues! Suitable for beginners, this terrific-sounding piece is easy to learn and a guaranteed parent
Opening with a lyric section featuring a solo for flugelhorn (or trumpet), this appealing work includes sensuous melodies surrounded by lush and "bluesy" harmonies. The uptempo "mambo" kicks in with an
Here's a very easy novelty number that captures the fun and goofiness of bobblehead dolls. With clever visual and vocal effects, plus some percussion feature spots, this is sure to be enjoyed by players and
Dark and sinister are not words normally associated with music for beginning bands. However, this well-written Paul Lavender original provides powerful and dramatic sounds even at this very easy level. With
This music is as mischievous and fun loving as the beginning band students it was written for! A fun-filled romp, it uses creative effects such as trombone glisses, slide whistles, mouthpiece screeches and
An original work best described in the composer's own words as being "really out there." The writing reflects a keen interest in theater, film and television, with the structure of the piece being
Brendan Graham's tender song tells the emotional story of Ireland's Annie Moore, the first person to step ashore when Ellis Island opened as an immigration center in 1892. With emotions ranging from hope to
Probably the most popular Canadian Brass concert opening number, Just A Closer Walk With Thee retains the famous, slow, New Orleans-style introduction. In true Canadian Brass style, this one really
Here's a wacky, fast-and-furious barn burner reminiscent of a circus march or "screamer." It was written as musical celebration and displays dazzling technical facility and humor. Cartoon-like trombone
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