Compositions for Concert Band - Grade .5 to 1

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12 The Clock Strikes
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Grade .5Grade .5
12 The Clock Strikes
Have you ever wondered what happens late at night when the clock strikes 12? You just might get the answer from this humorous musical work by Rob Grice! It's dark and scary, but mostly very fun to play! Perfect for the first concert of the year!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Country Caper
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Country Caper
Grade .5Grade .5
Country Caper
Your band is sure to enjoy this fun work as they go leaping through the countryside in a musical journey that encounters everything from bold fanfares to a depiction of life down on the farm. This caper has something for everyone in an extremely accessible work!
FJH Music Company [Ft. Lauderdale, FL]
*Recorded by Washington Winds, Edward S. Petersen, Conductor
Dance of the Jabberwocky
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Dance of the Jabberwocky
Grade .5Grade .5
Dance of the Jabberwocky
Inspired by a fictional character in one of the greatest of all nonsense poems by Lewis Carroll, this humorous depiction of the Jabberwocky includes trombone glissandi and a ratchet to add to the mayhem. A wonderful way to lighten your program with a work that is easy to put together and full of imagination!
FJH Music Company [Ft. Lauderdale, FL]
*Recorded by Washington Winds, Edward S. Petersen, Conductor
Epic Battle 3000
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Epic Battle 3000
Grade .5Grade .5
Epic Battle 3000
Challenge your young musicians with this dramatic concert work that is sure to grab their attention. The powerful music will have them imagining great futuristic battles in the year of 3000, while they improve their basic performance skills. Audiences enjoy the strong impressive themes and powerful harmonies that make your students sound great!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Legend of Mekong
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Legend of Mekong
Grade .5Grade .5
Land of Lost Zombies
"Land of Lost Zombies" is a fun novelty selection that is perfect for the first concert of the year especially if it falls around October! This is sure to capture the imagination of your first-year students as well as impress your audience. Spooky and fun-filled! Sure to be a favorite!
Legend of Mekong
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Legend of Mekong
Grade .5Grade .5
Legend of Mekong
Experience an intriguing journey on the mystical Mekong River with this powerful work by Rob Grice! This is dramatic writing at it's finest for beginning band! From the first note this epic piece will grab the attention of the performers and audience and not let go until the last note! Perfect for the first performance of the year!
Mojo
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Mojo
Grade .5Grade .5
Mojo
Here's a strong choice that is sure to grab the attention of your first year players! Full of energy and excitement, "Mojo" will motivate your students and impress your audience. Perfect for your first performance of the year!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Rise to Power
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Rise to Power
Grade .5Grade .5
Rise to Power
Your students will feel the power as they perform this exciting beginning level piece by Rob Grice. The audience is sure to be impressed as your young instrumentalists perform music that makes them sound mature, but actually requires very limited technical ability. Great writing and a wonderful chance to get your students out of the method for their first concert!
FJH Music Company [Ft. Lauderdale, FL]
Santa's Angry Elves
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Santa's Angry Elves
Grade .5Grade .5
Santa's Angry Elves
Not everybody is excited about the holidays! Santa's elves are angry, they're overworked, underpaid and Santa gets all the credit! This humorous change-of-pace selection for first-year players is great entertainment for holiday concerts!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Shine
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Chine
Grade .5Grade .5
Shine
Your beginning band will shine with this new work from the pen of Rob Grice. A wonderfully conceived melody combined with a light, yet active rhythmic setting combine to create a unique work that is an excellent teaching piece. Suitable for concert and festival performance, this piece will find a regular place in your beginning band repertoire.
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Zap!
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Zap!
Grade .5Grade .5
Zap!
Like a bolt of electrical energy, "Zap!" by Rob Grice will energize your beginning band and their next concert performance. An excellent piece to reinforce dynamic levels, "Zap!" uses only the first six notes of the Bb major scale making the piece accessible in the first semester of study. Energy and fun for all!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Zombie Stomp
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Zombie Stomp
Grade .5Grade .5
Zombie Stomp
Rob Grice has created a concert work that your beginning students will ask to play every day! The Zombie has gain notable popularity in movies, books, television shows, and video games. "Zombie Stomp" introduces the Zombie to educational band literature for young musicians. You won't believe six notes can be so effective!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Clash of the Warriors
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Clash of the Warriors
Grade 1Grade 1
Clash of the Warriors
A very easy beginning band composition. Introduces students to a little independence that is presented in such a way it is very easy for young musicians to understand and easy to learn. No clarinet crosses the break and the first trumpet's highest note is A. Playable with only flutes, clarinets, alto saxes, and trumpets.
Defeating the Giant
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Defeating the Giant
Grade 1Grade 1
Defeating the Giant
Energetic and exciting are only two of the words that describe Defeating the Giant, Rob Grice's latest addition to the beginning band repertoire. Your students will love to rehearse and perform this piece as they bring their vivid imaginations to life through music. An excellent teaching piece in the Rob Grice style, Defeating the Giant is sound programming for concert and festival alike.
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Defender of Time
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Defender of Time
Grade 1Grade 1
Defender of Time
Defender of Time was conceived as a concert piece to be performed within the first year of beginning instruction. This ominous work gives young players the experience of performing a mature-sounding composition with little technical demand. Only the first notes learned in most beginning method books are utilized in this exciting composition.
Dragon Slayer
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Dragon Slayer
Grade 1Grade 1
Dragon Slayer
Using only six notes and note values no smaller than a quarter note, Rob Grice has managed to compose a piece that every beginning band student will want to play. Brake drum and gong contribute to the overall effect as your band embarks on its adventurous journey to a world where dragons roam free and no one is safe. Mild dissonance is approached very well — if you're looking to fire up your youngest players, this is your answer!
 FJH Music Company [Ft. Lauderdale, FL]
*Recorded by Washington Winds, Edward S. Petersen, Conductor
Easy Street March
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Easy Street March
Grade 1Grade 1
Easy Street March
Your band will feel footloose and fancy-free when they play this cheerful little march. It uses only six notes and easy rhythms, making it a perfect selection for beginning players' very first concert.
Escape in Time
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Escape in Time
Grade 1Grade 1
Escape in Time
Capture the imagination of your young band students with this colorful and vivid depiction of escaping from a cave after being trapped. Time is quickly ticking away as the situation looks dim until sunlight is spotted in the distance. Everyone races to the light and escapes just in time! An exciting journey that is sure to be a favorite with students and audiences!
Excitation March
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Excitation March
Grade 1Grade 1
Excitation March
The march is historically the cornerstone of the concert band repertoire. The introduction of the march style is a key ingredient in teaching music through the concert band. Noted composer Rob Grice give us "Excitation March" written specifically for the beginning band and playable near the end of the first year of study. Suitable for concert and festival performance, this is a wonderful teaching tool for beginning bands everywhere.
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Feast of The Kings
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Feast of The Kings
Grade 1Grade 1
Feast of The Kings
Celebrate the holiday season with this festive overture written by Rob Grice. This delightful work for beginning band musically portrays the joys and excitement that comes with the season. 'Sound ye the fanfare! Let feasting and celebrating commence throughout the Kingdom!'; Feast of the Kings will add a festive spirit to any program throughout the year!
Firestorm
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Firestorm
Grade 1Grade 1
Firestorm
This is an exciting hard driving composition that your students will love, and it is easy to play. The harmonies are interesting and different than many compositions, yet there are no accidentals in the entire work. Clarinets do not cross the break, and the 1st trumpet's highest note is A.
Gentle River
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Gentle River
Grade 1Grade 1
Gentle River
Gentle River is a lyrical ballad by Rob Grice that depicts the simple beauty of a river as it flows peacefully through a green valley. It offers the opportunity to teach younger musicians to play expressively while using legato and staccato articulations yet maintaining a blended and balanced ensemble sound. Wonderful teaching material for this Grade level.
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
*Recorded by Washington Winds, Edward S. Petersen, Conductor
Hunter's Mountain
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Hunter's Mountain
Grade 1Grade 1
Hunter's Mountain
Hunter's Mountain is an aggressive beginning band composition that was written to capture the energy and imagination of young musicians. With very limited demands, this composition offers young players a chance to perform with success in their early stage of development! Only the first six notes of the B-flat concert scale are utilized.
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