Achievement Plus Concert Band Series


A short and powerful percussion statement sets up a celebratory fanfare to open this vibrant salute to the career of an outstanding band director. Following the opening display is a stately ceremonial march-like section that recognizes that it is the teacher that is "graduating" this time. The reverent atmosphere continues with a more solemn and respectful mood before the opening returns for a grand finale and a brilliant display of musical fireworks.

 

Number
Description
Level
Price
3018911
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018912
Full Score 
 
$7.00



The well-known song Greensleeves was written in 15th century England, quite possibly by King Henry VIII himself. The wistful quality of this legend is captured here by the use of lush harmonies and a rhythmic ostinato that gets transferred to different colors within the ensemble. With a hauntingly beautiful ending, this unique arrangement will be the highlight of programs at Christmas and throughout the year as well.
Number
Description
Level
Price
3015571
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015572
Additional Score 
 
$5.00



This musical tribute honors one of our nation's greatest presidents and his most famous speech. The words of the Gettysburg Address echo through history and are presented here using melodies of that era. A profound musical presentation playable by younger bands that can be performed with or without the narration.

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Description
Level
Price
3014761
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014762
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Tricks, grand illusions and impossible feats of magic. The cry of the carnival barker, the huge black tent decorated with mysterious silver runes. A remarkable spectacle of flame, smoke and mirrors as objects appear as if from thin air and disappear in the wink of an eye. All this is created as the music builds in intensity through a rhythmic and pulsating theme growing into a grand finale of dazzling light and sound!

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Level
Price
3016681
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3016682
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



A stunningly beautiful Scottish folk song that tells a tale of longing, loss, and redemption. This arrangement starts in the style of an intriguing folk dance that evolves into a mournful, lyrical moment. Then taking on a more familiar character, the music pays homage to the sound of classic British folk song settings by generations of composers, helping to preserve great music from our world's history.

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Description
Level
Price
3018921
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018922
Full Score 
 
$7.00



This noble concert march serves as a moving musical tribute to all teachers who have been important influences in people's lives. The thrilling work contains all the creative hallmarks of this popular composer. Stately and heroic, it provides a bold musical statement that will enhance any developing band performance.

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Description
Level
Price
3014741
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014742
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Metrodance was inspired by a visit to New York City, one of the most amazing places in the world. The energy, the speed of life, and the collision of so many ideas and cultures is energizing and invigorating. This piece is a celebration of the urban groove that one feels when walking through those busy streets.
Number
Description
Level
Price
3015921
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015922
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Commissioned by the Nebraska City High School Band (Greg Olsen, director), Missouri River Celebration depicts the spirit of the bustling frontier town of Nebraska City, Nebraska, an important stop along the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. The work features an exciting opening theme full of rhythmic vigor followed by a lyrical middle section featuring a solo alto sax. The overture then returns energetically to create a rousing conclusion and a fitting tribute to the spirit of adventurous times long ago.
Number
Description
Level
Price
3015211
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015212
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



This superb setting of a popular hymn features delicate sonorities combined with shimmering metallic percussion that provides an excellent opportunity for young bands to perform lyrically and expressively. Artistic percussion performance is really on display, featuring wonderful sustained sounds of metal percussion instruments that glisten throughout. These resonant sounds blend perfectly with the long vibrant tones of the wind instruments for an overwhelming musical effect.

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Description
Level
Price
3017841
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3017842
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



Music of the Water is a lyric piece that skillfully intertwines the melodies of Shenandoh and The Water Is Wide to create a piece that reflects the flowing beauty and majesty of a great river. The melodies float gracefully together and apart with moves and turns, just as rivers ebb and flow as they drift through the landscape. Wonderfully arranged, it presents a tremendous opportunity for teaching musicality and melodic style.

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Description
Level
Price
3017251
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3017252
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



The French emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, was one of the most colorful and successful European leaders of his era until his final battle at Waterloo. Napoleon's forced surrender is the theme that inspired this new work for band.
Number
Description
Level
Price
3014081
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3014082
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



This classic march was written on a train in 1902 and has been an extremely popular concert favorite ever since. John Philip Sousa once referred to it as one of the three most effective street marches ever written, and Frederick Fennell called the piece "as perfect as a march can be." It still remains one of the best-known marches today, and this exceptional setting for young bands will allow developing groups to perform it effectively with great success.

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Description
Level
Price
3016691
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3016692
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



A major programmatic addition to young band repertoire describing the Niobrara River region. Subtitled sections include: Tubing on the River; Sunset in Cherry County; and Hoedown in Niobrara. We are fortunate to have the talented arranger of the United States Air Force Band contribute this attractive selection to developing band repertoire.
Number
Description
Level
Price
3013301
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3013302
Additional Score 
 
$10.00



The Van Buren High School Bands (Arkansas) commissioned this piece in honor of their long time band director upon his retirement. The lively and melodic quality of the opening reflects his spirit and the constant energy he applied to his teaching on a daily basis. A quiet and serene middle section provides a lyric, serene contrast, as if pausing for a moment of reflection before the opening material appears again for an uplifting and celebratory finale.

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Description
Level
Price
3018231
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018232
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



Mary Shelley's literary classic is musically retold in this thrilling adaptation for concert band. Inspired by three scenes from the book, listeners are transported from the frigid arctic wasteland where the novel begins, to the eerie graveyards and laboratory where the monster is created, and finally to the terrifying climax. Styled after the Gothic soundtracks of classic horror movies, the music creates a strong sense of drama that will quicken the pulse as the fascinating story unfolds.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3018571
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018572
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



Commissioned by Michael Chula, director of the Prairie River Middle School Eighth Grade band in Merrill, Wisconsin, it is reflective of the energy and joy displayed by the students of that band.  The music was composed with the thought that these fine young performers required a piece that they could focus their energy into and that captured their unmistakable innate energy.  
Number
Description
Level
Price
3015931
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015932
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



On the Merrimack was commissioned by Chris Martin and the Southside Middle School Band, Manchester, New Hampshire (Matthew Hammond, director), and is dedicated to the city of Manchester, New Hampshire. Constant throughout the history of the region was the central importance of the Merrimack River. The material of the piece represents the three main periods of development: The Pennacook Indians; Amoskeag and the Mills and Technology and Growth, with connective sections representing the ever-present river. Much of the melodic material for the piece is taken from the French Canadian folksong, Weaving in the United States.
Number
Description
Level
Price
3015221
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015222
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Much like the prophecies of ancient seers, musical works have the power to communicate the profound. Shrouded in mystical sounds, the opening creates an air of mystery and intrigue as though peering through time at misty images of future events. As the visions grow and take shape, the music intensifies, leading to bold musical proclamations that will make a lasting impression.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3018971
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018972
Full Score 
 
$7.00



This vibrant and soaring original work opens with a bright fanfare intro that quickly transitions into a heroic theme over driving percussion. A gentle and reflective middle section features the lyrical capabilities of the woodwind section before passing on to the brass. The piece culminates in a dramatic recapitulation of the main theme with slight rhythmical variations. This piece actively engages all sections of the band and utilizes the strengths of each instrument family. An excellent choice for a concert, contest, or as a program opener!

Number
Description
Level
Price
3019311
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3019312
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



The West Coast has a reputation for being at the forefront of technology and innovation; it is also an area of great natural beauty. This duality of technology and nature provides the inspiration for this work. Staccato musical elements create a decidedly digital effect, contrasting stylistically with more lyrical melodies that represent the vistas of breathtaking landscapes . A wonderfully colorful musical mosaic of this vibrant part of our country.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3018581
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018582
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



This piece is based on a Scottish folk song thought to have originated in the Hebrides. Common people in Scotland and Ireland would burn dried peat from the bogs for their hearth fires and gather around to tell tales and dance. The music tells of a journey, beginning with a somber and somewhat melancholy melody. It soon takes on a more upbeat feel as the tempo picks up and the mood becomes more uplifting and lively.  It presses on to a spirited and bright ending.

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Description
Level
Price
3018591
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018592
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



Portal, Nebraska, was one of many once-vibrant towns on the early frontier, full of ambition, determination, and pioneering spirit. Like many of these small communities, it's long gone but its memories live on. Contrasting themes and musical colors paint a vibrant picture of frontier life on the great plains in the late 1800s.

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Description
Level
Price
3018241
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$52.00


3018242
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



Power Play was commissioned by band director Robert Ball and the Mill Creek Middle School Band, Shawnee, Kansas. This exciting addition to young band repertoire was written to deliver an energetic element to concert programs. Pushing the tempo will help players develop their technique and, along with exaggerating the accents, will contribute to the driving force of the piece. While the overall effect sounds difficult, it is very playable by middle or high school bands and will be a reliable power source for your next performance. 

Number
Description
Level
Price
3017471
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3017472
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Procession of the Chosen depicts a stately procession in tribute to heroes from all walks of life. Festive trumpets combined with regal chimes signal the start of the procession, followed by the full band in sonorous response. Brass, woodwinds and percussion come together to create a memorable selection ideal for a graduation ceremony, Veteran's Day, Memorial Day or Fourth of July program.
Number
Description
Level
Price
3015241
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$50.00


3015242
Additional Score 
 
$6.00


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