Early Achievement Concert Band Series


This sure winner is perfect for your beginners' first concert. The ranges and rhythms have been well adjusted for young players while still keeping the festive and bright style throughout. The wind parts are well doubled and tuneful for ease in learning, and the brisk percussion parts are varied and fun to play.
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3016181
Band Set & Score 
VE-VE  
$40.00


3016182
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Young percussionists are featured on this entertaining and powerful work for first-year bands.  The percussion parts are energetic and slightly more advanced than the wind parts, keeping everyone completely within their comfort zone of playability.  The rhythmic percussion makes the work sound far more advanced than the actual grade level and will be very impressive at first year concerts.
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Level
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3015781
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3015782
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Power Drive was composed for the Traver (California) School 7th and 8th Grade Band under the direction of Julie Noe Bernsen,  a celebrated director for many years who has developed a thriving program. Mrs. Bernsen is the real "power" that "drives" the program and it’s an honor to dedicate this new work to this fantastic music educator to help celebrate her hard work and dedication.

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Level
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3016541
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3016542
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Composed for young musicians to perform at their very first concert, an old favorite, Jingle Bells, is presented with an upbeat and decidedly different twist. It's a fun variation that provides young players with limited skills a spirited performance of this well-known Christmas carol. Sure to be a popular programming selection for that very special first concert. 

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Level
Price
3016931
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3016932
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



First-year players will love performing this bold and heroic work at their first concert.  Using the first few notes in most beginning band methods, this will be easy to prepare and a pleasure to perform.  Make no mistake, this is not your average beginning band piece.  Active percussion parts complement the winds parts which use simple quarter-note rhythms with full, dramatic effect!  Very powerful!
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Level
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3014601
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3014602
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Soaring Eagles was composed for the inaugural fifth and sixth grade band at Woodside Middle School in the Saydel Community School District in Des Moines Iowa. For an ensemble that needs the stability of mostly unison rhythms and simple subdivisions, this is perfect. It serves as an exciting concert opener, designed for students who need to solidify basic rhythms before encountering the complexities of eighth notes and dotted rhythms. Among the musical highlights are soli sections, dotted-half notes, dynamics and larger interval leaps for a decidedly mature and accomplished effect.

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Level
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3016521
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3016522
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



"Blast-Off" with the perfect opener to energize any elementary concert!  Flashy brass melodies with nice woodwind countermelodies (all using just five notes) and driving rhythmic patterns in the percussion provide an "out-of-this-world" experience.  It can be performed with as few as five percussionists; however, there are optional parts that will keep all your young space raiders completely involved in the mission!
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Level
Price
3014611
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3014612
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



The awesome power of an erupting volcano is displayed when you perform this beginning band work.  Starting with the anticipation of an impending eruption, you can sense the level of danger increasing as the music builds.  Then comes the climax as the inevitable eruption brings the piece to a final explosive finale!
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Level
Price
3014511
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3014512
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



First-year players will experience the beautiful sights experienced by the composer as a child with this cheery selection. The view on a brilliant, crisp autumn day or a shiny winter wonderland provides a breathtaking snapshot of all that is good and beautiful about Central Park. A bright musical selection that reflects this jewel within the world's greatest city.
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Level
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3015801
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3015802
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Here's a light and entertaining work for first-year musicians that's the perfect vehicle for teaching and reinforcing playing in 3/4 time. As the title implies, it's meant to be a fun and good-humored piece that makes learning and playing fun. It begins with the full ensemble and then allows the woodwinds and then brass to perform separately, making the piece easy to rehearse and prepare while teaching rhythmic independence. A great entertaining and educational addition to any elementary band program.

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Level
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3017691
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$42.00


3017692
Additional Score 
 
$5.00



A powerful work written specifically to appeal to first-year musicians who will love the bold echoes of ancient times and adventure. Beginning musicians will find this heroic, enjoyable work well within their abilities, while directors will appreciate the writing that keeps all sections involved and active.   Young groups will sound absolutely marvelous with the careful writing and strong scoring in this work, perfect for impressing audiences at concerts and festivals.
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Level
Price
3015431
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3015432
Additional Score 
 
$3.00



We Wish You a Coolcat Christmas is a fun little arrangement for very young players, another in the continuing series from Gary P. Gilroy that gives young band students a fun holiday selection while developing their skills. The percussion parts contain several optional parts in case there are plenty of players, and carefully chosen notes and rhythms make the work very achievable while featuring virtually all sections of the band on the melody at one point or another.
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Level
Price
3015811
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3015812
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Celebrate with Santa, his reindeer, elves, and boys and girls of all ages in this happy holiday celebration.  Join them all for a rollicking good time as Santa arrives for another wonderful holiday. Everyone gets to play the melody in this seasonal favorite as the jolly old elf gets ready to go down the chimney and share some Christmas joy.
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Level
Price
3014991
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3014992
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



The Wooden Clock was composed for students in the early stages of musical development and employs basic rhythms and techniques in a creative and fun manner. Keeping time as a musician is essential, and this clever work reminds young musicians of that important responsibility in music making. Wood blocks are also used to mimic the ticking of a clock, and the entire band gets involved as they whisper "tick, tock, tick, tock" in several places.

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Level
Price
3016921
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3016922
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Several teaching opportunities are presented in this concert opener and the unison rhythms make it an excellent piece for inexperienced bands. Each wind player must play eighth notes; however, the eighth notes are always on consecutive pitches, thus making the piece accessible to beginners. It also contains a first and second ending, accents, and several dynamic changes as well as harmonies that are very basic and easily obtainable for young musicians.
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Description
Level
Price
3016201
Band Set & Score 
VE  
$40.00


3016202
Additional Score 
 
$4.00