Achievement Plus Concert Band Series


Based on an actual Native American melody, Sunrise Song is an imaginative, adventuresome composition that explores a wide variety of sounds and textures. While clearly within technical abilities of young players, this work presents a level of sophistication rarely heard in music at this level. All serious young percussionists will appreciate the well-written and effective percussion parts.
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3011601
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$45.00


3011602
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Inspired by surf rock bands of the 1960s, the musical characteristics of the style are all showcased here: a fast-paced driving rhythm combined with an agile melody and frequent use of blues scale elements. Steady rhythms in the winds and percussion imitate the chugging of a Fender Stratocaster guitar, while dynamics ebb and flow until an energetic coda delivers a tsunami of sound that fills the concert hall.   

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3017101
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3017102
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Here's an arrangement that offers a new twist on an old Christmas favorite!  Featuring your percussion section and/or drum set player, this fun, swing-style selection for young bands will make young players sound great and add a touch of pizzazz to your winter program!
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Level
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3015961
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015962
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Reflecting the grandeur of the Ozark Mountains, this work is named for the Missouri county. The rolling melodies are broken by periodic outcroppings of jagged syncopation, painting both the forest-covered hills and the rocks and waterfalls that typify the Branson area.
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3014041
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014042
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Patient, cunning and sinister: all qualities of this fascinating creature are displayed musically as you hear him stalk his victim!  The slow, careful movements of the tarantula are portrayed by precise accents, articulations and steady tempos.  Tightly-balanced melodies, accompaniment and dynamics create a mood of mystery and foreboding.  This is not the soundtrack of a horror movie but it could be. Guaranteed to be a favorite, unless you're the prey!

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Level
Price
3014471
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014472
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Treat your musicians and your audience to a fun-filled trip to the amusement park! Jungle Cruise will have them experiencing the sounds of native drums and jungle creatures before a delightful ride on The Merry-Go-Round. Next, watch out for monsters and ghosts when you visit The Haunted Mansion before ending the outing with an exhilarating ride on The Hurricane Coaster.  This adventure will leave everyone breathless and looking forward to the next visit!

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Level
Price
3014751
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014752
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls; "Hang on to your seats" with this new and exciting rendition of one of the greatest circus marches of all time! With this setting for young band, your ensemble will be able to take this well known classic from the "Big Top," and generate the same excitement as "The Greatest Show on Earth!" With limited ranges and simplified rhythms, your band will sound great and can really fly on the tempo! A crowd favorite that all audience members will recognize, Thunder and Blazes is sure to be a sure hit at your next concert!
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Description
Level
Price
3015541
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015542
Additional Score 
 
$5.00



Commissioned by the Maynard Music Association for the Fowler School Band (Massachusetts), Kevin Zozik, conductor. Tigers are among the most majestic and fearsome creatures in the world - beautiful, graceful, deadly. This tribute to these wonders of nature incorporates Asian musical influences from the various locales where tigers are found. The mysterious opening hints at the hidden presence of the tiger as he stalks his prey; then the music abruptly takes off as he suddenly springs to the attack and the chase begins. The cat-and-mouse chase continues until the definitive and inevitable finish.   

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Description
Level
Price
3018261
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018262
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



Timepiece is a work written for concert band that utilizes Windsor Chimes as the basis for a clever musical representation. The piece explores the concept of time by use of asymmetric meter, augmentation, reduction of rhythmic figures, and rhythmic layering. Its charm is heard with the use of ticking clock sounds, cuckoo birds and more.  

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Description
Level
Price
3017111
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3017112
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Every day is a gift. Every tomorrow holds the promise of greater things yet to come. Tomorrow's Celebration was written as a celebratory piece for concert band. It uses many world and pop rhythms to create a very definite "groove," alternating between the opening regal fanfare and the joyous dance that follows.
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Description
Level
Price
3016360
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3016361
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Torque is the perfect way to "rev up" your concert program. Written as a contest piece for middle school bands, this high-energy rhythmic selection provides a contemporary flair and introduces your ensemble to mixed meters alternating between 4/4 ,3/4 , and 2/4 time signatures. Just the vehicle to excite audiences and impress the judges at your band's contests and festivals.
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Description
Level
Price
3015231
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015232
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Developing bands will sound more mature displaying the magnificent instrumental colors in this work, especially during the luminescent opening.  Well suited for performances of special importance, upper-grade-level bands will want to take advantage of the programming possibilities this piece offers.  If you're looking for something different for growing bands, this is for you!

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Description
Level
Price
3014731
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014732
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



The trident is the three-pronged spear of Poseidon, god of the seas in Greek mythology. It was said that when Poseidon was angered he could use this spear to wreak havoc by creating tsunamis, earthquakes, and other ocean disasters. This selection portrays his anger through a powerful and haunting soundscape that employs a three-pronged melody as a musical representation of the mythological spear.

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Level
Price
3018611
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018612
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



An exciting show piece for young bands that is a celebration of sound with energetic dance rhythms occurring throughout the piece. With plenty of exciting percussion parts, and rhythm motifs recurring throughout the ensemble, this dynamic band piece will bring new energy to your concert. A great way to introduce the whole tone scale, and scored safely for all bands with doubled parts, this should be a great festival piece for your young ensemble. If you are looking for a work that your band members and audience will love to play and listen to, then ignite your concert, with TRIUMPH!
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Description
Level
Price
3016430
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3016431
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Legends and folklore tell scary tales of a bridge guarded by a gruesome troll that lives beneath. This work takes the listener on a scary journey alone at night down a road that crosses a stream with an old wooden bridge. You'll experience the cautious approach, frightening crossing and mad dash to safety in this musical recreation of this famous story.   

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Description
Level
Price
3017121
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3017122
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Developing bands will benefit from the fresh sounding melodies and rhythms presented in this wonderful work.  A quiet opening reminiscent of a gradually awakening morning scene creates a serene beginning not usually found at this grade level.  Instrumental voices are introduced in layers as the piece builds to a lively allegro, suggesting a busy city street.  Marvelous programming effects are perfect programming ingredients for developing band performances!

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Description
Level
Price
3014461
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014462
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



This classic Norwegian march has been a programming favorite for generations. It has been arranged here for developing bands so an even wider range of groups can perform it. All the good-natured character and appealing musical qualities of this gem are retained in a very playable and stylish setting. As an added bonus, optional advanced parts for flute, clarinet, and trumpet are included should you have more accomplished players that you want to showcase. These parts can be used to inspire players or help groups with players of differing grade levels.

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Description
Level
Price
3018621
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018622
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



Vampires in the Attic is a creepy and energetic work for young band that emphasizes musicality and ensemble playing. The slow beginning sets a creepy atmosphere as the dark recesses of the attic are explored. As the pace increases, the trumpet section is featured as if vampires are chased around the attic, ending with the vampires returning to their hiding spots as the opening material is revisited, slowing to a delightfully eerie conclusion.
Number
Description
Level
Price
3015971
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015972
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Venom is a work for young concert band inspired by the predators of the animal world that use venom to hunt their prey. It utilizes a slightly exotic scale, bombastic drums, and dissonant chords to create a musical portrait of an attack by one of these fascinating creatures.   

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Level
Price
3017871
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3017872
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



Using The First Noel as a basis, this tender waltz-like setting will be the seasonal highlight of holiday programs. Bits and pieces of the popular carol weave in and out the first half of the lilting and lyrical material before the full melody emerges toward the finish. The tender and moving melodies are as gentle as a quiet snowfall and bring out the natural beauty and appeal of this seasonal favorite.
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Description
Level
Price
3015981
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015982
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



One of the most endearing folk tunes of all time, also known as O Waly, Waly; it is of Scottish or English origin, and the poignant and moving melody has been a favorite for hundreds of years. This well crafted and playable setting brings out all the beauty and lyric qualities of the melody through the skillful scoring and provides an effective musical work for concert band programming. A touching arrangement that will enhance any concert program.
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Level
Price
3015991
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015992
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



The beauty, anticipation and drama of the first Christmas Eve is reflected in this collage of familiar classical melodies and timeless carols. The famous Children's Prayer from the opera Hansel and Gretel frames settings of Away in a MangerInfant Holy, Infant Lowly; Brahms' Lullaby (Wiegenlied) and the Welsh folk song All Through the Night. A wonderfully peaceful setting that creates a welcome moment of quiet reflection during this special time of year.

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Level
Price
3018991
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018992
Full Score 
 
$7.00



Whiplash  is a piece written for young band that explores rhythmic and motivic development in a thrilling and exciting manner. The title has a double meaning, referring first to the breakneck tempo, and second to the sharp report of the whipcrack through the piece. The combination of rhythm, energy, and changing meters working together make this a thoroughly exhilarating experience for students, conductors and audience! 

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Description
Level
Price
3016721
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3016722
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Whistle Tune is a melodic and rhythmic composition that is fun for students and audiences alike.
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Description
Level
Price
3014101
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014102
Additional Score 
 
$6.00