Well, you've probably heard of tributes to almost everything, but how about a tribute to bugs? Yes, with tongue very much in cheek, Michael Story has penned this original novelty to bring more than just a snicker from your audiences. Hear the insect as it approaches (your trumpet section playing on mouthpieces) and a resounding slap as the culprit is sent to greener pastures. Add some visuals from the band as the insect circles, and you have yourself a guaranteed successful concert moment. For you environmentalists: No harmful pesticides are included. (Oh my, that's OFF-ful!) (1: 42)
Bring the composer and his music into the band room! Eleven super titles with an instructional CD in the Conductor Book containing the composer's verbal comments to the director, to the students, as well as a program note for the audience. Michael Story's comments are certain to be invaluable as a teaching tool. Titles are: Silverado * 51 Pegasus * Roman Fanfare * Sax to the Max * Carnival in Rio * Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) * Fantasy on "Chester" * Battle Creek March * American Fantasy * Toyland * Christmas Bits and Pieces.
Learning was never so much fun! If you're looking for a revolutionary band curriculum that builds solid musicianship while motivating your students to practice throughout the year, then you've found it! This full band curriculum is sound in its pedagogy, written by leading young band composers and educators, including Robert W. Smith and Michael Story. The integration of important songs from the band world, that are both familiar and fun to play, is one of the stellar aspects of this course. Throughout the book, students experience music from a veritable "who's who" list of great band composers. They'll discover the musical contributions of Henry Fillmore, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Clare Grundman, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Scott Joplin, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Igor Stravinsky. Some of the notable features include * A wonderful variety of melodies that span various styles and periods, including many popular themes students will know today
Michael stopped cold. He caught eyes with Gerritt and reversed. They had to go home, away from this place, back to the warmth and safety of walls built by love, not hate. Hate had never done his dad any good, and hate had led him to this. ----- Michael O’Fallen, son of the Man with the Golden Voice, has always been told by others that his singing was better than his father’s. Yet so far in his young life, his father hasn’t acknowledged it. His love life, too, seems to be falling short. Jenny Finnegan, who he’s loved for years, won’t give him the time of day. Then an offer comes to perform in a series of concerts across the nation, and he knows it’s his time for greatness. But rash actions done in the dead of night have far-reaching consequences that, when seen in the light, might destroy the very man who’s given him the most – his father. Book 5 in The Florida Irish series by best-selling author, SUZANNE D. WILLIAMS. Available in The Florida Irish series: Book 1 - LOVE & REDEMPTION Book 2 - LIFE & DELIVERANCE Book 3 - FAITH & FORGIVENESS Book 4 - MAIRE'S SONG Book 5 - MICHAEL'S STORY
Alfred's Pop Quartets for All series is a versatile, educational, and fun series intended for like or mixed instruments to perform in any size group or combination of instruments. All books are in score format with each line increasing in difficulty from Grade 1 to Grade 3-4. Alternate passages and notation are included to suit instrumental ranges. With no page turns required, the songs and measures are consistent which makes finding rehearsal points quick and convenient. Perfect for concerts with family and friends, recitals, auditions, and festivals. Available for brass, woodwinds, strings, and percussion. Titles are: Summertime * Celebration * We Are Family * Batman (TV Theme) * Imperial March * Theme from Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love) * Jump * It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) * James Bond Theme * Smooth * Gonna Fly Now * Peter Gunn.
This original program piece was inspired by the notion that another planet exists on the furthermost edge of our solar system. It captures the imagination of performers an listeners alike. A mysterious introduction begins the musical journey that concludes with a bold flourish. (2: 09)
Movie Quartets for All is a versatile, educational, and fun series intended for like or mixed instruments to perform in any size group or combination of instruments. All books are in score format with each line increasing in difficulty from Grade 1 to Grade 3--4. Perfect for concerts with family and friends, recitals, auditions, and festivals. Available for brass, woodwinds, strings, and percussion. Titles: Hedwig's Theme * Over the Rainbow * And All That Jazz * The Magnificent Seven * Theme from A Summer Place * Eye of the Tiger * There You'll Be * Blues in the Night * The Pink Panther * You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch * Parade of Charioteers * Hakuna Matata.
Visions of gold glitter in the sun near shimmering temples in the green valleys of the Mexican highlands. History tells of an advanced civilization living before the Spanish conquest. Today, you can visit the sounds that identify that culture. No technical demands are present in this scoring, but multicultural teaching opportunities are abundant. Close your eyes, and four hundred years vanish! (Duration 1: 38)