Early Achievement Concert Band Series


Here's a fun and easy piece beginning musicians will enjoy playing on their very first concert.  Using only the first few notes taught in beginning band methods and with slightly more challenging percussion, this bold and educational program piece will be an entertaining concert favorite.  Fun and easy to play, it's just the right piece to encourage and delight your young players.  
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Level
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3014981
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3014982
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Arabian Dreams captures the mystique and sense of adventure that surrounds the desert land of Arabia. The exotic sounds begin slowly and mysteriously, leading to a lively tempo change and dance-like feel that is introduced by the percussion section. The colorful harmonies provide a great opportunity to introduce young musicians to the use of accidentals, making this an educational as well as an entertaining addition to elementary band programs.

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3017671
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$42.00


3017672
Additional Score 
 
$5.00



Throughout history, the awe-inspiring sight of a fleet of powerful warships never fails to impress. This full-sounding and dramatic work for first-year band projects the menacing thrill of naval power on display. You can increase the impact by adding as many players as you like to the percussion parts, creating a sonic broadside that will rouse your audience.   

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3017301
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3017302
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



As the Clock Ticks is a musical illustration of several clocks ticking simultaneously. Throughout the piece, the melody aligns with the regular pulse provided by the percussion section, and the woodblock, guiro, triangle and bells provide the clock-like pulse. With eyes closed, it is easy to imagine being within the clockmaker's shop!
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3014961
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3014962
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Just about everyone who has been to summer music camp has come home with a bucketload of fun stories about the many activities. Campfire Song has its origin in such a story and even includes the sound effects of a crackling campfire. The melody started as an inside joke in the form of a catchy, impromptu song that had its first and last performance at a camp's season-end campfire. This setting is meant to be a fun selection - don't be surprised if audience members are humming the tune as they leave the auditorium!     

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Level
Price
3017681
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$42.00


3017682
Additional Score 
 
$5.00



Chase Through the Midnight Forest was written for the 2010 Chisholm Trail Junior High Area 5th Grade Band (which includes the bands from Arbor Creek, Madison Place, and Sunnyside Elementary Schools) in Olathe, Kansas. The piece is meant to create the suspense of a harrowing chase and pursuit through a deep, dark, and eerie forest at midnight, never quite sure who or what might be close behind. Friend or foe... the only thing that is for sure is that the chase is on... and stopping to look behind you could be the biggest mistake you ever make...
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Level
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3015421
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3015422
Additional Score 
 
$3.00



The melodies of In Excelsis Deo and Deck the Halls are combined to create an energetic holiday fanfare that stays well within the abilities of young band musicians. The piece is written primarily with the first six notes that most band students learn, and it provides excellent opportunities to develop ensemble playing, dynamic expression, style, and percussion techniques. The perfect selection that will delight everyone on that very important first holiday performance.
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Level
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3015441
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3015442
Additional Score 
 
$3.00



A Christmas selection young bands will sound great playing! This setting is based on the well-known carol, Angels We Have Heard on High. The limited ranges (5-6 notes) with simple rhythms and exciting percussion parts will provide your young musicians with a chance to be successful with a familiar holiday classic. This arrangement will certainly be recognizable by your students and audience, and will be a band favorite as well as a crowd pleaser!
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3016171
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3016172
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



This twist on O Christmas Tree will surely be a holiday favorite. Based on the traditional carol, a jazzy samba percussion beat is added to give a fresh and lively feel that will brighten any concert program. This arrangement takes the well-known tune's 3/4 time signature and changes it to 4/4, one that first-year players will be more familiar with. With many percussion parts, safe doublings throughout and a groovy Latin beat, this is sure to be your audience favorite on your Christmas program!

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Level
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3016551
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3016552
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Grab your surfboards and head for the beach as this exciting band piece takes your beginning band and audience for the ride of their lives!  With percussion interludes based on the  famous (or infamous) "wipeout" motif intermixed with the thrill-seekers from a band that "hangs loose" as they approach the Big Kahuna, you'll provide some big fun for your young players.  Everyone will enjoy this fresh fun-filled piece, so hang on to your seats, because... surf's up!
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Level
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3014971
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3014972
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Creepy Crawley Critters is an entertaining piece that beginning bands will enjoy playing; clarinets don't cross the break, and ranges are within the limits of first-year players. The overall effect is one of a small bug crawling or flying around, annoying the members of the band. The use of ratchet and slapstick adds to the entertainment factor and makes additional fun for percussion students. For even more entertainment value, you may want to consider conducting with a fly swatter or providing several swatters to students to use when they have rests.

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Level
Price
3016901
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3016902
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Build confidence and enthusiasm in your beginners with this bold yet easy work.  Preparing this brave and heroic work is easy as limited ranges and simple rhythms require minimal rehearsal time.  Your young drummers will especially enjoy the exciting percussion parts that add to the power and pride of the piece.
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Level
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3014521
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3014522
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



This highly energetic work for beginner and developing bands captures the explosive nature of a flash point, the temperature at which combustible vapors ignite when exposed to flame. Students have the opportunity to work on articulation and dynamics, while young percussionists have many interesting and appealing parts to draw their interest. A real standout on first-year programs.       

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Level
Price
3016911
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3016912
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Bring a bit of nature to your performances with this delightful musical depiction young players will love.  The chase is on as wood blocks depict frogs hopping away from musicians determined to capture their slimy prey.  Carefully written for beginning players, it is a fun, descriptive work complete with a musical "yuck!" and a final "splash" of escape into the pond.
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Level
Price
3014581
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3014582
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



The Hammer of Thor is a musical work that depicts the power and might of the well-known Norse god Thor and his thunderous weapon. Depicted in mythology as one of the most fearsome weapons of all time, the legend tells of it being capable of leveling huge mountains.  Performed with energy and force by young bands, it will certainly be as impressive as the hammer described in legend and lore.

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Level
Price
3016531
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3016532
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



This piece was written to create a fun yet educational way for first-year players to develop their counting skills in a playful setting. Everyone recognizes the cute title; its meaning is brought to the fore as the conductor helps young players maneuver through various counting traps while they avoid being the one that plays on one of the rests.

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Description
Level
Price
3017311
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3017312
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



 This lively and rhythmic selection was written to be a young band favorite as well as a crowd pleaser.  It provides a great opportunity to showcase your young percussionists with plenty of parts to stay active as they impress the audience with their exciting parts!  It entertains and is also a great counting exercise for the entire ensemble!  
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Price
3015791
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3015792
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



This well-known holiday favorite receives a new twist in this arrangement for first-year players. The clever setting is written to be performed as a full-band piece or as a percussion ensemble feature for seven players. Another performance option is to have the band play the opening two bars followed by just the percussion performing the first time through. On the repeat the band can join in for a full-ensemble finish, making a nice change in presentation - perfect for any holiday or winter band concert.

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Level
Price
3017331
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3017332
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Into Thin Air is a dramatic fanfare paying tribute to this most majestic of mountains, formed some 60 million years ago. The musical content is written to be performed successfully by first-year performers and can used as an opening fanfare on their very first concert. As striking and impressive as the massive landmark, the stirring music pays tribute to the adventurous spirit and daring courage of brave explorers everywhere.
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Level
Price
3015411
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3015412
Additional Score 
 
$3.00



What's that on the roof? You won't have trouble hearing the sound of hooves as your beginners have fun jammin' on this fresh, fun arrangement of Up on the Housetop. Perfect for that very first winter concert, the simple rhythms and limited ranges make learning quick and easy. A few extra percussion instruments add to the fun and seasonal atmosphere.
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Level
Price
3014531
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3014532
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Elementary and mid-level bands will enjoy performing this cute yet hip treatment of the season's jolliest music.  The addition of special percussion parts for your budding young percussionists will help them grow as musicians while adding a special touch to your holiday program.  An entertaining addition to any holiday concert, well within reach of beginning players.
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3014591
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3014592
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



An imaginative piece composed for very young band students to give them an exciting and energetic work to develop their beginning skills.  The opening punches of the tutti ensemble are followed by the gun-shot sounds of the snare drum rim shots.  You can almost hear Black Bart's horse galloping away from the scene of a Gold-Rush Era stagecoach holdup with a group of determined lawmen in hot pursuit.  Your young percussionists play an important role in this unique and thrilling adventure for elementary bands.
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3016191
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3016192
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Delightfully imaginative, your students will visualize these cute little creatures climbing and scampering throughout this descriptive work for beginning bands.  Fun to play as well as instructive, this is one piece that will entertain young musicians.  The perfect selection for that first concert experience!
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Description
Level
Price
3014551
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3014552
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



This selection for first-year bands was carefully written to sound full and mature, giving young players confidence and impressing audiences that a young band can sound so mature and accomplished. Not only will it have your group sounding miles ahead of their age and experience, it will give them a glimpse of the future and the many great musical moments they have waiting for them in the miles ahead.

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Level
Price
3017321
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3017322
Additional Score 
 
$4.00