Achievement Concert Band Series


Here is an extremely clever work for young bands from the creative mind of composer, Daniel Bukvich. It introduces the compositional technique of the tone row and the unusual title refers to the order of the notes used to create the initial motive for this educational and entertaining original work. (2 minutes 10 seconds)
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Level
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3013061
Band Set & Score 
E  
$45.00


3013062
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Young bands can experience the excitement and drama of one of the most popular overtures from classical literature. Tchaikovsky's widely recognized themes have been adapted for young players in a setting that exudes all the brilliance and emotional power of the original. A must for every young band.

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Level
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3014371
Band Set & Score 
E  
$45.00


3014372
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Here is an exciting and musically appealing contemporary work suitable for festival performances or ceremonial events. Carefully scored and written, this work provides teaching material that will bring out the best qualities of young bands. The energetic rhythms and uplifting themes celebrate the journey that music students and their teachers take part in as they work together to create memorable and inspiring performances.

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Level
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3018081
Band Set & Score 
E  
$47.00


3018082
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



This vibrant and stylish piece for young bands provides a fresh and welcome contrast on any concert program. The musical material explores a variety of rhythms and incorporates numerous colorful percussion instruments that will have all your musicians "grooving" to the spirited sounds. Ranges are modest and instruments are carefully doubled in this fun and spirited work that can be used to feature your developing percussion section.

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Level
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3018091
Band Set & Score 
E  
$47.00


3018092
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Those pesky interstellar visitors from outer space are back! In earlier works in this "Aliens" series, these otherworldly characters with their grand plan of taking over our planet were defeated - but now they've returned with a vengeance! Even the special sound effects return, adding to the eerie and mysterious atmosphere that surrounds the extraterrestrial invaders.

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Level
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3018441
Band Set & Score 
E  
$47.00


3018442
Additional Score 
 
$7.00



First they arrived in Aliens Landing (In Your Back Yard!), then they attacked in Alien Invasion, and now they're here! They must have liked what they found because they've decided to stay; well disguised and clever, they blend right in - but the spooky and eerie sounds give them away as they try to hide among us.
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3016211
Band Set & Score 
E  
$45.00


3016212
Additional Score 
 
$5.00



Fire up everyone's imagination with this creative and unique selection.  Simple special effects from the players will have audiences visualizing spaceships and strange wonderful creatures when this is performed.  An extremely clever and fun piece for young bands.

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Level
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3014361
Band Set & Score 
E  
$45.00


3014362
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



An exciting piece that tells of ancient aliens that visited Earth long before there was any intelligent life. Now they have returned through a wormhole portal hidden in a cave deep in the Ozarks. They want to share many remarkable secrets but we cannot decipher their language - listen carefully as their message is reproduced here in the hope that someone out there will be able to figure out what it means.

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Level
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3018891
Band Set & Score 
E  
$47.00


3018892
Full Score 
 
$7.00



From the mountains of the Appalachians to the shores of the seas, America's history is reflected in its folksongs. Two of these song, Sweet Betsy From Pike and Frog Went A-courtin' are presented here and provide young bands an excellent opportunity to work on contrasting styles, with a slow, expressive section followed by a happy, rollicking ending.
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Description
Level
Price
3010131
Band Set & Score 
E  
$45.00


3010132
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



An arrangement of Sweet Betsy from Pike and The Blue-Tail Fly that will help students develop an understanding of musical phrasing, dynamic nuances and rubato as well as marcato style. (2 minutes)
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Level
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3010241
Band Set & Score 
E  
$45.00


3010242
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



A quiet, contemporary setting of the beloved hymn, Amazing Grace, this work will be an expressive and musical highlight of any young band concert. (2 minutes 25 seconds)
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3010121
Band Set & Score 
E  
$45.00


3010122
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



This symphonic setting of classical American patriotic music will be a very useful teaching piece, while serving as a most effective program selection. America and America, the Beautiful are scored in lyrical settings along with exciting original fanfares and other American themes. (3 minutes)
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Level
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3010651
Band Set & Score 
E  
$45.00


3010652
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



A collection of popular melodies that will have the sounds of American history echoing through the concert halls. This fun and tuneful setting features three popular early American songs. Ring, Ring the Banjo and Camptown Races begin this delightful and educational arrangement that's upbeat and vibrant. The Girl I Left Behind Me makes the perfect feature for flute solo or the flute section and snare drum for an appealing taste of colonial America.

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Description
Level
Price
3013901
Band Set & Score 
E  
$45.00


3013902
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



This classic, yet fresh, setting of the Irish Hymn from the 8th century will be recognized by the audience as the beautiful Be Thou My Vision, as it is sung in modern settings. Simple meter changes are introduced, along with modern harmonic concepts. (2 minutes)
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Level
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3010231
Band Set & Score 
E  
$45.00


3010232
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



This programmatic work depicts a primitive rite in sound.  Cast in three sections, the piece uses contemporary harmonies and colorful percussion to display the moods and energies of a long-ago ceremony.  This is the first addition to this series by the prominent American composer Elliot Del Borgo, and adds a new dimension. (3 minutes)  
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Level
Price
3010831
Band Set & Score 
E  
$45.00


3010832
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



This work conjures up faint images of ominous, shadowy figures and dark, mysterious rituals from ancient times in faraway lands. The mystical sounds of the wind instruments are brewed together with ample portions of colorful and varied percussion sounds to create a magical musical potion that will cast an irresistible spell that listeners can't help but enjoy.

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Level
Price
3017701
Band Set & Score 
E  
$47.00


3017702
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



The contrasting styles and intriguing percussion effects of this work will immediately appeal to your ensembles. The soft, lyrical chant-like melody at the beginning creates the atmosphere of ancient warriors preparing for imminent battle. An abrupt increase in tempo changes the mood as the conflict begins with the percussion leading the way. This thrilling work has very comfortable ranges, and the safe and powerful scoring will have your band sounding extremely confident and mature.

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Level
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3017341
Band Set & Score 
E  
$45.00


3017342
Additional Score 
 
$5.00



Here is a wonderful traditional carol that's been given a fresh, modern, catchy accompaniment that will liven up holiday concerts.  Like visiting an old friend in a new suit of clothes, players and audiences will enjoy this fresh new setting of the classic holiday selection.
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Level
Price
3015101
Band Set & Score 
E  
$45.00


3015102
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Imagine a dark forest filled with unspeakable danger where a moving shadow could be a stray branch or hidden danger waiting to strike. Protecting us are the brave souls on horseback that can be heard riding to the rescue with heroic fanfare-like melodies announcing their approach. Adventurous melodies combine with galloping rhythms to drive away the danger for a grand and victorious ending.

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Level
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3017041
Band Set & Score 
E  
$45.00


3017042
Additional Score 
 
$5.00



A work of unrelenting energy that will encourage, uplift, and inspire. The enthusiastic spirit is unmistakable in the jubilantly syncopated rhythms and expressive melodies. Conveying a strong positive message, this piece fills everyone with an unbridled sense of joy that will radiate throughout the concert hall and touch everyone through the universal language of music.

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Description
Level
Price
3018831
Band Set & Score 
E  
$47.00


3018832
Full Score 
 
$7.00



This beautiful work uses lyrical themes, rich scoring, gentle percussion, and dynamics to paint a picture of quiet reflection of the day that has passed, then builds to a dramatic climax before peacefully fading into the night. There are several opportunities for flute and clarinet solos. A perfect choice for concert or contest, this work provides an excellent opportunity to teach breath control, phrasing, tone, and ensemble playing.

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Level
Price
3019301
Band Set & Score 
E  
$47.00


3019302
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



This setting of The Ash Grove is a musical fantasy based on an old traditional Welsh folksong, which is also known as Llwyn Onn. This version of the song tells of a sailor's love for Gwen of Llwyn" and has been around for several hundred years. The melodious nature of this beautiful folksong, popular with generations of listeners, continues to be a favorite subject of composers and arrangers in all mediums. Featured in the 1980 British Broadcasting Company's acclaimed mini-series, "Pride and Prejudice," this excellent setting features melodic, lyrical playing that will enhance every band's musicianship and expression.
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Level
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3015451
Band Set & Score 
E  
$45.00


3015452
Additional Score 
 
$4.00



Driving percussion and resplendent rhythmic ostinati create an overall sense of energy and unyielding passion for excellence. After opening with a resplendent fanfare, a resolute and steady momentum moves the piece forward, staying constant even through a softer section of longer note values. A fresh new syncopated motive then appears, introducing a return of the initial fanfare, supported by an intense rhythmic pulse to the very end.

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Level
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3018451
Band Set & Score 
E  
$47.00


3018452
Additional Score 
 
$6.00



Assemble the Minions was originally composed for and dedicated to the members of the Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Class of 2013 orchestra program. This group had a special bond with their teacher, composer Jeffrey S. Bishop, and the term "minions" became attached to this talented group of hard-working and often mischievous musicians. From the hard-driving rhythms to the almost comical middle section, the piece has a buoyancy and playful character reminiscent of Saturday morning cartoons. 

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Level
Price
3017351
Band Set & Score 
ME  
$45.00


3017352
Additional Score 
 
$3.00


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