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The Great Clipper Race

Grade 3

Concert Band Conductor Score & Parts


      The Great Clipper Race - Matthew R. Putnam


“The Great Clipper Race” seeks to transport musicians and listeners to the mid-1800s, a time when clipper ships sailed the seas ferrying cargos from exotic locales to Europe and the Americas. Composer Matthew R. Putnam weaves a tale of intrigue and adventure on the high seas!

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Weight 2.3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × .75 in

About Matthew R. Putnam

Matthew R. Putnam is a North Carolina native who is a band and choral director, composer, arranger, and educator. He received his B.A. in Music Education from Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. For twenty seven years he has taught music in the North Carolina public school system. He also holds professional membership in both ASCAP and NAfME. Currently, he not only is the director of bands at Polk County Middle School in Mill Spring, North Carolina, but also, he is the director of music at Bethany Baptist Church in Forest City, North Carolina. Matt was selected as the Polk County Middle School “Teacher Of The Year” for the 2018-2019 school year. Over the course of his career, he has written hundreds of custom arrangements and compositions for middle school, high school, and college bands across the country. Matt is also an active drill designer for marching bands. He is deeply devoted to music, his students, his community, and his family.

State Lists / Recognitions

State Lists – OH-JH Band A

Midwest Clinic New Music Reading Session

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