These pages will contain of some of the music we will 'read' for the first few rehearsals to decide if we want to purchase, practice, prepare and perform.
Keep in mind the following:
we will have all grades 7-12 represented in HS band!
we will have all sorts of instrumental ability levels and so we have music for every level!
we want 'everyone' to enjoy band and to give top efforts in rehearsing AND performing!
we will be doing more than the usual teaching - gotta start learning some more things!
we will be doing 'deeper' grading this year. If you get an 'A', you will have earned it and if anyone doesn't get an A, then they will not have downgraded the honor of receiving an 'A'.. B and C is not a 'bad' grade, anyway!
pep band music is yet to be determined until we see 1) who is in band; 2) who is in sports; 3) how 7th period will affect our rehearsal goals and performance desires!
I am sure we cannot purchase all of these... so check them carefully! Which ones do we keep?
CONCERT STYLE MUSIC Music we can all learn to play!
Rhythm of the Winds
Frank Erickson Performance Grade 4
Armed Forces - the Pride of America!
Arranged by Larry Clark and Greg Gilpin Performance Grade 3 (we will be playing this for the Veterans program with elementary singing along with us. I think the vets will really enjoy this one!
The Lion King Medley
Arranged by John Higgins Performance Grade 3 We WILL keep learn this one! I Promise!
Game of Thrones
Arranged by Jay Bocook From the HBO Series Game of Thrones Performance Grade 3
By Roland F. Seitz Arranged by Charles L. Booker Performance Grade 2.5