Concert Band Music 2023-2024

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Concert Band Music 2023-2024

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Welcome Band Directors

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Purchase from an Excelcia Music Publishing Concert Band Select Dealer

Prelude Band Series - 2023-2024

Grade .5

Grade ½
      Christmastide - Arr. By Tyler Arcari
      Summer Thunder! - Jorge L. Vargas
      Base-six - Laura Estes
      Wizards of the West - Sean O'Loughlin
      Fortis March - Larry Clark

Da Capo Band Series - 2023-2024

Grade 1

Grade 1
      Go in Peace - Laura Estes
      Dragon Slide - Christina Huss
      Acceleration - Sean O'Loughlin
      King of Angels - William Owens
      Against the Storm - Tyler Arcari
      Astral Dreams - Larry Clark

Harmony Band Series - 2023-2024

Grade 1.5

Grade 1½
      Fleet Street March - Laura Estes
      Rushing Dragons - Jorge Machain
      Rising Warrior - Tyler Arcari
      Fire Quest - Matthew R. Putnam
      Iconoclast - Sean O'Loughlin
      Outta Time - Christina Huss
      New Era - William Owens

Intermezzo Band Series - 2023-2024

Grade 2 to 2.5

Grade 2-2½
      The Eighth Day - William Owens
      Split Second - Bruce W. Tippette
      Cornerstone (March) - Tyler Arcari
      Forging Destiny - Matthew R. Putnam
      Echoes of Nostalgia - Matthew R. Putnam
      Fatebringer - David Samuel
      Rocketry and Fission - Jorge L. Vargas
      Scorpius - Sean O'Loughlin
      Sinterklaas's Rooftop Ride - Laura Estes
      Squirrel Chase - Carol Brittin Chambers
      A Song For Peace - Christina Huss

Rhapsody Band Series - 2023-2024

Grade 3 to 3.5

Grade 3-3½
      What Greater Calling - William Owens
      The Rank and File (March) - Matthew R. Putnam
      Tales of Old and New - Jorge Machain
      The Legend of Lorelei - Larry Clark
      Heart of the Hive - Sean O'Loughlin
      The Hanging of the Greens - Matthew R. Putnam
      Sea Shanty Saga - Tyler Arcari
      Changing Currents - Laura Estes
      Fearless - Carol Brittin Chambers
      Golden Panther March - Robert Sheldon

Maestro Band Series - 2023-2024

Grade 4 & Up

Grade 4 & Up
      Fuzion - Carol Brittin Chambers
      Dances of Serenity - Robert Sheldon
      Enduring Traveler - Larry Clark
      La Terre Sacrée - Carol Brittin Chambers
      Unidad en Rítmo - Michele Fernández

Music by Pinkzebra - 2023-2024

Various Grades

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      Resilience
      Celebration Fanfare
      Resilience - Flexible Arrangement

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

Grades 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

Grades 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

Grades 4 & 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 of New Concert Band Music

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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Full Professional Recordings

For Every New Piece

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

"I’ve always believed that an important component of what educators need to teach and inspire their students are examples of good musicianship. There is no substitute for a full concert band, like the Excelcia Wind Band, to create the beauty and majesty of the music."

Larry Clark
Composer & President

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Dr. Scott Lubaroff has been Professor of Music and Director of Bands at the University of Central Florida since 2017, leading a comprehensive ensemble program. He is in frequent demand as a guest conductor, clinician, speaker, and adjudicator.

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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.

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THE COMPLETE WARM-UP FOR BAND

A Modular Approach to Fundamental Development

by Carol Brittin Chambers & Tyler Arcari

The Complete Warm-Up For Band is the quintessential method for preparing your ensemble for rehearsal & performance. Created by well-known Composers and Music Educators Carol Brittin Chambers & Tyler Arcari, The Complete Warm-Up for Band creates an easy to use system that can be implemented with any amount of time, while still accomplishing a well-balanced and complete warm-up. Whether you have 2 minutes or 20 minutes The Complete Warm-Up for Band has everything you need for a well-balanced and complete start to any rehearsal or performance!

Director Designs, A Customizable Warm-up Collection

More time playing, less time planning!

Jazz Ensemble Music - 2023-2024

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