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Da Capo Concert Band Series - 2022-2023

Grade 1

Grade 1

Da Capo Concert Band Series - 2022-2023

Grade 1

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

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First Expedition March

First Expedition March

Chris Ferguson

Introduce your beginning students to the march form with this fun, tuneful and easy to play new march from composer Chris Ferguson. A perfect warm-up march for your next concert or festival performance.
DCB2201 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00

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Santa's Spring Break

Santa's Spring Break
Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Up on the Housetop, Spring from The Four Seasons, Joy to the World, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah

Larry Clark

Ever wonder what Santa does the rest of the year? Give your students something fun to play with this clever combination of popular carols with Vivaldi’s famous Spring movement from his piece The Four Seasons. Of course, the piece is intended to be fun, and make the audience smile, but also a great way to introduce younger students to the famous Vivaldi work.
DCB2202 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00

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Lost Planet

Lost Planet

Sean O'Loughlin

Take your students on a galactic musical journey with this bold and aggressive piece for young students. They will ask to play this piece over and over again, and it will make them sound amazing!
DCB2203 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00

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The Overland Route

The Overland Route

John M. Pasternak

Harkening back to the days when trains were the main mode of transportation, The Overland Route takes the listener on a sentimental train ride. Lush writing, strong melodic content and train sound effects make this piece a winner.
DCB2204 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00

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Dark Star

Dark Star

Christina Huss

This piece is strong right from the start, and features your budding low brass and woodwind players. They receive the bulk of the aggressive minor thematic material. Christina Huss is a composer to watch for young band music students will love to play!
DCB2205 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00

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A Jubilant Spirit

A Jubilant Spirit

Carol Brittin Chambers

Carol Brittin Chambers has quickly become one of the top composers of music for younger students with engaging music that stretches their musical chops, but is fun to play. This piece is at times tuneful and other times dark and rich for great musical contract. Check it out!
DCB2206 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00

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