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Concert Band Music 2022-2023

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Concert Band Music 2022-2023

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Welcome Band Directors

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Jazz Ensemble Music 2022-2023

Director Designs, A New Customizable Warm-up Collection

Choose the Perfect Level for Your Ensemble

Ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced, our concert band music is meticulously edited and follows a strict six-part grading system reflected in our signature color-coded series. Each score, and its accompanying parts, are beautifully set for ease of reading. They include unique features to facilitate your rehearsals, like oversized time signatures in the scores and measure numbers at every measure on each part.

Grade .5

  • Pieces using the first 6 notes of the Bb scale
  • Rhythm: whole, half, quarter and two repeated eighth-notes
  • Optional alternate parts for horn (lower range) and trombone (nothing past 4th position)
  • Low brass and low woodwinds cover the bass line

Grade 1

  • Playable by first year musicians
  • Limited range of the first octave
  • Rhythm: whole, half, quarter and simple eighth-note patterns
  • Clarinet part stays below the break
  • Bass line is reinforced throughout with multiple lower instruments
  • Active percussion

Grade 1.5

  • Accessible to first year musicians and those beginning the second year of study
  • Range is expanded, but still limited
  • Rhythm: whole, half, quarter and eighth-notes, simple syncopation
  • Addition of two Trumpet and Clarinet parts. 2nd Clarinet stays below the break, 1st Clarinet crosses the break carefully
  • Bass line is reinforced throughout, but with more independence in the low brass
  • Active percussion

Grade 2 to 2.5

  • Accessible to second and third year musicians
  • Range is expanded, but still carefully considered
  • Rhythm: whole, half, quarter and eighth-notes, and simple sixteenth patterns
  • Clarinet 2 still stays below the break
  • Separate parts for Trombone, Euphonium, and Bassoon
  • Careful scoring to make the band sound full
  • Percussion treated as an important color

Grade 3 to 3.5

  • Fully scored pieces for upper middle school and high school
  • Range is expanded, but still carefully considered
  • More advanced rhythms and part independence
  • 3 Clarinet and Trumpet parts, 2 Horn and Trombone parts
  • Generous cross-cueing of solos or exposed parts
  • More advanced use of percussion

Grade 4 and up

  • Fully scored pieces for high school and collegiate level ensembles
  • High artistic merit
  • Range is within reason for advancing ensembles
  • Rhythm: within reason and more use of mixed meter
  • Scoring makes use of all colors
  • Cross-cueing of solos or exposed parts
  • More advanced use of percussion
  • Percussion as an essential color

Composers Who Inspire

This incredibly talented group of composers and arrangers represent a wide range of experience, musical style and identity. These composers, many of whom are music educators, are particularly sensitive to and passionate about the needs and educational aspirations of young musicians, furthering the mission of Excelcia Music Publishing.

Digital Catalog Resources

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Click on ScoreVideos of each piece throughout this Digital Catalog to listen to and view the score.

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Click on Composer Insights throughout this Digital Catalog to watch a short video of the composer sharing what inspired their new piece!

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As a composer-led publishing company, Excelcia Music Publishing gives you unprecedented access to your favorite composers.

Excelcia Wind Band

The Excelcia Wind Band is a professional group of dedicated musicians that gather each year to record concert band works published by Excelcia Music Publishing, conducted by Scott Lubaroff. Their recordings are used as examples of the finest musicianship for the teachers and students who listen to them. Excelcia Music Publishing is proud to have this incredible collection of musicians record our music.

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Scott Lubaroff

Conductor

Dr. Scott Lubaroff has been Professor of Music and Director of Bands at the University of Central Florida since the Fall of 2017, leading a comprehensive ensemble program that includes four concert bands, athletic bands, and chamber winds. Under Dr. Lubaroff’s leadership, the UCF Bands have further developed a national and international presence through featured performance, recording, commissioning and collaboration, special events, and partnerships and exchanges. Dr. Lubaroff is in frequent demand as a guest conductor, clinician, speaker, and adjudicator throughout the United States and abroad.

All of our recordings for Concert Band are now available for streaming (or sale) on all of the major streaming services, like Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music, YouTube and many more. Search for “Excelcia Wind Band”. The professional recordings are also found on our website and are yet another avenue that can be used as a tool with your students.

About the Artist for Our 2022 Catalogs

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 JESSE CLARK ART

Jesse Clark is a Haitian-American fine art photographer and artist based in Sarasota, Florida. Clark is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Ringling College of Art and Design with a concentration in Photography and Imaging. Often described as vibrant and poetic, his work primarily explores consciousness and identity as it relates to cultural issues. Clark hopes to inspire other creatives to use their artistic voice and move the world forward through positive change. To learn more about Jesse, visit his website - jesseclarkart.com

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