Beginning Band Music - $10.00 per arrangement

If you teach beginning band you might be interested in the arrangements that I've written over the years. The arrangements basically use a 6- or 7-note scale in Bb major (ti, Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol and La) and are written in a “theme and variations” format. Arrangements are generally 36 - 48 measures long, usually 3 to 5 choruses of the tune. All the instruments get to play the melody at some point in the song, often in the first chorus following a short introduction. Rhythmic variations follow with simple, appropriate harmonies. Instrumentation is as follows:

Flute
Clarinet
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Trumpet
French Horn
Trombone/Baritone/Electric Bass
Tuba
Percussion

The percussion parts basically mirror the wind parts. I generally add other percussion instruments for performance. Students should be instructed to use the following rule for choosing which part to play on their instrument: tambourine & woodblock = play the snare part; cymbals, triangle = play the bass drum part. Effective muting techniques should be instructed for cymbals and triangle to eliminate bleeding into the rests. An orchestra bell part is not included - students should use the Flute part to play bells.

Good luck and have fun! If you have time, I would appreciate feedback regarding these arrangements.
Email me and let me know how these arrangements work for your band. Also, check the website periodically for new instructional materials, as I am always writing new stuff to help improve the experience of my students in band.

Here are some samples that don't require encryption codes to view:

Closet Key Sample

Sleep Baby Sample

The purchaser of these PDF documents is granted the right to photocopy the music for the purpose of instruction and performance by the beginning concert band at his/her school. Sale or other distribution of this PDF document (and its encryption code) or printed copies of the music is strictly forbidden and protected under copyright law.

(Yes, you read it right; once you buy it, you can legally print HOWEVER MANY COPIES YOU NEED FOR YOUR BAND! Just don't sell or distribute the arrangement or the encryption code. Please understand that this is a WAY BETTER DEAL than buying a stock arrangement for $40 - $50 and receiving only a certain number of parts with the arrangement.)

The PDF files below are password encrypted. They can be downloaded by anyone 24/7 right here. If you want to actually view, print, and use them for your band, you may purchase them below by clicking the “BUY NOW” button below each arrangement. You will be taken to PayPal.com where you can pay for the arrangement by credit card or through your PayPal account. I will follow up within 48 hours with the appropriate password for the requested arrangement(s).

You and/or your school
DO NOT need a PayPal account to purchase these -- most schools have a credit card that they can use to purchase this for you, just talk to your administrator or financial coordinator about how this needs to be handled. OR, if it's easier for you, you can print and fill out an Order Form HERE.

EACH ARRANGEMENT IS ONLY $10.00!!

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