FLEX INSTRUMENTATION

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BAND GRADE 1 - 1.5

Alfred Publications (Grade 1-1.5): Click to hear

Part of Alfred Music's NEW FLEX INSTRUMENTATION Series! Works for ANY combination of 4 instruments. FREE, downloadable PERCUSSION TRACK facilitates remote learning and virtual ensembles. Escape from Thunder Mountain takes you, musically, on a harrowing, life and death thrill ride that ends dramatically in a thunderous explosion of sound! Correlates to Book 1, Level 6 of Sound Innovations for Concert Band, and a 2020 J.W. Pepper Editor's Choice! Available in SmartMusic Fall 2020.

Wingert-Jones (Grades 1-1.5): Visit jwpepper.com

Nine of your favorite Christmas carols arranged in four parts to work for almost any instrument combination, with ample doublings for smaller bands. These are written to be rehearsed and ready to play in about one or two meetings with your young instrumentalists (elementary/middle school). Comes with piano reduction, vocal parts (with words for caroling), and percussion if desired. Includes "Jolly Old St. Nicholas," "Up On the Housetop," "Jingle Bells," "Silent Night," "Deck the Halls," "Angels We Have Heard On High," "Joy to the World," "Good King Wenceslas," and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" all in easy arrangements for elementary/middle school band students. Suitable for small ensemble, full band, duets, trios, concert selections, neighborhood caroling, family recital, or cheering up the folks at the old-age home :)

Alfred Publications (Grade 1.5-2): Click to hear

Part of Alfred Music's NEW FLEX INSTRUMENTATION Series! Works for ANY combination of 4 instruments. FREE, downloadable PERCUSSION TRACK facilitates remote learning and virtual ensembles. A moderate rock feel, various percussion, and gritty, somewhat dissonant harmonies combine to portray the sound of industry: work gangs laboring with machinery whirring, clanging, grinding, and banging. This Alfred Challenger Series piece was named a 2020 J.W. Pepper Editor's Choice! Available in SmartMusic Fall 2020.

Holiday Duets for Band (Grade 1)

FREE!!! These flex instrumentation setting of seven popular Christmas and Hanukkah tunes work with any combination of 1 or 2 band instruments, with or without piano accompaniment (or downloadable play-along track. Tutorial video for students! Links to download free PDF sheet music and MP3 track in the description area of the video.

Spooky Melody (Grade 1)

FREE!!! This fun and spooky tune is great for 1st-3rd year band students for Halloween...and comes with a silly video tutorial and MP3 play-along track. Download PDF sheet music and MP3 track in the description area of the video.