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Basic Band Curriculum

Basic Band Curriculum

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Before there was "Teaching Music Through Performance In Band" there was BD Guide magazine...and if you were lucky to procure a copy of a copy (like me) of these pages then you have a terrific at-a-glance resource of some of the best and most well known band compositions available (at least up through 1989) and a suggested 3 to 4 year cycle during which you could program these pieces. Page 1 represents most of our "standard rep;" pages 2-7 actually highlight pieces for young band, which is probably a bigger need these days. BD Guide is no longer in print, and I couldn't find copies of this anywhere online, so here it is. Enjoy!
Before there was "Teaching Music Through Performance In Band" there was BD Guide magazine...and if you were lucky to procure a copy of a copy (like me) of these pages then you have a terrific at-a-glance resource of some of the best and most well known band compositions available (at least up through 1989) and a suggested 3 to 4 year cycle during which you could program these pieces. Page 1 represents most of our "standard rep;" pages 2-7 actually highlight pieces for young band, which is probably a bigger need these days. BD Guide is no longer in print, and I couldn't find copies of this anywhere online, so here it is. Enjoy!

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The Basic Band Curriculum

Reading and discussing outstanding literature has long been considered the mark of an educated person, and certain authors and their works have been recognized as the basis of any world literature curriculum - Sophocles, Dante, Shakespeare, etc. Similarlv, many band conductors have identified those composers and compositions that they consider essentialthe ones they simply must study and share with their students. We have talked with some of our most highly-regarded colleagues" and attempted to assemble a list of the "Great Works for Band," much in the same way that Mortimer Adler and Robert Hutchins put together the Great Books of the Western World. The list of 48 compositions printed here is our suggestion for a four-year cycle of 16 works at each of three levels of difficulty - grades IV, V, VI. (We're still working on Grades I, II, and III.) Because we know that few teachers seem to have the luxury of spending time studying and rehearsing music that is never performed in public, we have

tried to be practical in our idealism: Compositions have been grouped in fours, with the idea that any two could be used for contest/festival and two for a regular concert each year. This list is NOT the last word. We expect to hear from YOU, telling us about some "wonderful music" that "should be included instead of ----." Also, through the years we expect new compositions to appear that will earn a place in this band curriculum. Finally, band conductors tell us they want and appreciate help in achieving more meaningful rehearsals and better performances of high quality literature. That's why this issue contains Frederick Fennell's study/performance guide for the Persichetti Symphony for Band, one of the compositions on this list. Articles on some of the other compositions have already been printed in other publications. It is our intention to publish study!performance guides (by Fennell and others) for all the other works on this list. That should keep us busy for a while!
'We are grateful for the selective lists provided by Frederick Fennell, Donald Hunsberger, Frank Battisti, H. Robert Reynolds, John P. Pavnter, and Jack Williamson. Additional assistance came from The Repertoire of the College [,' University Band: 1975-1982 (College Band Directors National Association, R. Robert Hornyak); Thomas J. Trimborn (doctoral study at Northwestern University, 1984, involving highly-recommended Illinois band directors), the Selective Music List for Band (National Band Association, 1986). and Prescribed Music (University Interscholastic League, Austin, Texas).

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Gustav Holst: Suite No.1 in Eb John Barnes Chance: Variations on a Korean Folk Song Richard Wagner: Trauersinionie Norman Della [oio: Scenes from the Louure Gustav Holst Suite No.2 in F Richard Wagner: Eisa's Procession ("Lohengrin") Ralph Vaughan Williams: Toccata Marziale Peter Mennin: Canzona
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GRADE V
Felix Mendelssohn: Overture for Band Vincent Persichetti: Symphony VI Darius Milhaud: Suite Francaise William Schuman: Chester Overture for Band Vincent Persichetti: Divertimento ShostakovitchIHunsberger: Festive Overture James Clifton Williams: Fanfare and Allegro William Schuman: George Washington Bridge Paul Creston: Celebration Overture Robert Russell Bennett: Suite of Old American Dances Aaron Copland: Ou tdoor Overture Norman Delio Joio: Variants on a Iviedieual Tunc Charles Ives/Schuman-Rhoads: v anatione all America Norman Delio Ioio: Fantasies all a Theme Ill! Haudn Leonard BernsteinlBeeler: " Overture to Candide Alfred Reed: Armenian Dances

GRADE VI
Percy Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy Paul Hindemith: Symphony in B~ Ingolf Dahl: Sinfonietta H. Owen Reed: La Fiesta Mexicana

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Gustav Holst: Prelude and Scherzo: Hammersmith Aaron Copland: Emblems Warren Benson: The Leaves Are Falling Karel Husa: Music for Prague 1968 Arnold Schoenberg: Theme and Variations, Op 43a Leslie Bassett: Designs, images and Textures Vittorio Giannini: Symphony NO.3 Morton Gould: Symphony for Band (WI's! Point) Florent Schmitt: Dionvsiaques Karel Husa: Apotheosis of this Earth Karel Husa: Concerto for Percussion {.,-Willd~ Warren Benson: Symphuliy for Drums [oi Wind Orchestra

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Gordon Jacob: William Byrd Suite Percy Grainger: irish TuneiShepherd's Hey Howard Hanson: Chorale and Alleluia John Zdechlik: Chorale and Shaker Dance Ralph Vaughan Williams: Folk Song Suite Percy Grainger: ColonialSol1g William Schuman: When jesus Wept John Barnes Chance: incantation and Dance

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Vincent Persichetti: Pageant (+ 1.6. John Edmondson.3) Anne McGinty: Chorale and Canon (+2. James D. NOTE: Additional recommendations from other sources are keyed to numbers shown in parenthesis following the title. Every one of them responded! Compositions that were nominated by at least two of these eleven outstanding composers are listed below. John O'Reilly. III c 48 GRADES The Basic Band Curriculum When we publishedband directors feel they simply (Grades IV-V-VI.6. Clifton Williams: Arioso (+6.6.) The most visible experts at the I-II-III grade level are the people who write the music. 3 = Three-Year [r High Band Curriculum._. Hunsberger.7) Francis McBeth: Battaglia (+5.much in the wayan English teacher in search of true literacy would explore the Great Books of the Western World.7) . Frank Erickson. GRADE III John Edmondson: Anasazi John Edmondson: Song for Winds (+6) Frank Erickson: Little Suite for Band (+5) John Kinyon: Astra Overture (+2.7) '/ 10 Frank Erickson: Symphonette for Band (2. Smith: Emperata Overture (+7) y Clifton Williams: Dedicatory Overture (+3. Some of these sources are discussed in greater detail on the following pages. 7 = Selective Music List for Band (published by the National Band Association in 1986).6.7).7) ."3 D! I Clare Grundman: Kentucky 1800 (+3. Anne McGinty. 1 = Grade III recommendations left over from the BDGuide IV-V-VI Basic Band Curriculum.\IBER I OCTOBER !9A9 .5. Francis McBeth.7) r- . GRADE I Texas). So we attempted to be realistic in our idealism by listing the works in groups that could be used as concerti contest programs.6) ( Charles Carter: Symphonic Overture (+4. At that time we wrote.: Clare Grundman: American Folk Rhapsody 1-2-3-4 Francis McBeth: Chant and Jubilo (+4.7) N Anne McGinty: Suite Modale r'. John Kinyon. Ployhar.7) '/ Percy Grainger: Ye Banks and Braes 0' Bonnie Doon '_/ (+1.7) y Anne McGinty: Testimonium (+6) /J . and Jared Spears. and III. BDGuide Sep-Oct we selected works that 1987).5.4.. urx: 2 SEPTE.l . 6 = UIL Prescribed Music List for 1987-1990 (Univ. of must study and share with their students . (You'll remember that for IV-V-VIwe simply compiled lists from BOG's conductor friends Fennell. developed by Anderson and Sevier.7) Y Claude T. LUrrlCU[Um II.6) ? Jay Chattaway: Parade of the Tall Ships .5. et al. "We're still working on Grades I. Paynter. but we hesitated to poll them (even though many have taught elementary /junior high and know the literature) because we did not see any way to avoid the obvious bias: "MY compositions are wonderful. We also observed that few band directors seem to have the luxury of studying/teaching music that is never performed in public. by grade level in alphabetical order by composer.7) /v John Edmondson: Pageantry Overture (+7) // Frank Erickson: Air for Band (+3.5." ( Then we came upon a simple plan: use two "ballots" (YOURS and OTHERS) and send them to the "right" composers.5.4) Anne McGinty: Emerald Point Overture GRADE II Charles Carter: Overture for Winds (+3.7) TV Clifton Williams: Variation Overture (+3.6) t/ / John Edmondson: Freedom Overture (+6." It became a two-year project because it's so hard to find nationally-recognized experts at this level. Dvorak (U of WI-Milwaukee).# Francis McBeth: Canto (+3.. Alfred Reed.5. long available in mimeograph and now published by Manhattan Beach.Il.6.7) "'/ Frank Erickson: Fantasy for Band (+7) IV' Frank Erickson: Rhythm of the Winds (+2. We selected those with five or more works on the current Texas UIL list: James Barnes. 5 = Recommended in Best Music for Young Band by Thomas L.' Clare Grundman: Two Moods (+5. 4 = Recommended by at least 4 directors for the Anderson-Sevier study.6. 2 = Outstanding junior high band directors..7) (+1. Clare Grundman. We recommend this literature and suggest that you examine each work so you can set up the sequence that will work best for your particular program.3.1 ne J3aSZC tsana I.3)y Frank Erickson: Toccata for Band (+1. but not used in their curriculum.V John Edmondson: Rondo for Winds and Percussion (+6.

They are listed here. The choices of each composer are listed here. We then calculated the responses using 2 points for a vote on the OTHERS form.11 POINTS: Erickson: Ai. Besides. II Edmondson: Song for Winds Erickson: Fantasy for Band Erickson: Little Suite for Band Erickson: Rhythm of the Winds Erickson: Symphonelte for Band Kinyon: Astra Overtlire McBeth: Battaglia McGinty: Chorale and Canon McGintY: Emerald Point Overture McGintY: Testimonium Percussion Air for Band Balladair Sonatina for Band Symphonelle forBand III Bonnie Doon Smith: Chorale and Allegro John Edmondson ("Yours") "1 have followed the tendency to NOT list marches. In this wav vou can determine the natureof the vote. It might be a good idea to come up with separate systems for (]) beginner's band (2) middle/jr hs and (3) advanced bands.) Davis: Welsh Folk Suite Williams: Variation Overture McGinty: Suite Modale III Carter: Symphonic Overture Williams: Dedicatory Overture McGinty: Testimonium Chattaway: Parade of the Tall Ships Frank Erickson ("Yours") I Decennium Anasazi American Folk Grundman: Kentucky 1800 Grundman: Two Moods McBeth: Canto McGinty: Suite Modale 4 POINTS: Chattaway: Parade of the Tall Ships Grainger: Ye Banks and Braes 0' Rhapsody Bonnie Doon Persichetti: Pageant Williams: Arioso Williams: Dedicatory Operture 3 POlNTS: Edmondson: Edmondson: Freedom Overture Rondo for Winds and Castles in Spain Legendary Air Little Suite for Band Chaconne .4 a t each grade level (]-II-IIl). simply warm-up material. they're fun to play!" I Anasazi James 1 Barnes ("Yours") Two Sketches for Band Amazing Grace Brianvood Overture Pageantn/ Ouerture Freedom Overtllre . so its I-V system does not correspond to the I-VI system used by many publishers. ". you may want to follow that person's recommendations." I Erickson: Air for Band Edmondson: Freedom Overture McBeth: Canto Swearingen: Reflections II Williams: Ariasa Smith: Declaration Ouerture McBeth: Chant and [ubilt: Erickson: Toccata for Band III Carter: Overture for Winds Grundman: An Irish Rhapsody Grainger: Ye Banks and Braes 0' III II Rondo for Winds and Percussion An American Tribute Three Pieces for Winds John Edmondson ("Others") I McGinty: Fanfare and Fugue McGinty: Emerald Point Ooeriure Grundman: Little Suite Jackson: Lillie English Suite II Erickson: Fantasy for Band (new ed.Composer's Choices Each composer was asked to choose 12 works . and 1 point for a vote on the YOURS form. grouped by grade (I-II-IlJ). field music or a light encore. in alphabetical order within point categories. however I feel that the march is the basic tradition of the whole concert band movement and should not be treated as Toccata for Band Fantasy for Band Rhythm of the Winds Blue Ridge Ouerture Frank Erickson ("Others") I Kinyon: Ballad for Bambi Kinvon: Astra Overture Gru'ndman: Walking Tune Grundman: Two Moods l SfPHMBER/C>CTnIHR 1'1119 3 BOG .r for Band Erickson: Toccata for Band 7 POINTS: Edmondson: Pageantn/ Overture McBeth: Chant and [ubito 6 POINTS: Carter: Overt lire for Winds Carter: Symphonic Overture Smith: Emperaia Overture Williams: Variation Overture 5 POINTS: Edmondson: Grundman: INDIVIDUAL TASTE If you especially like the work of a particular composer. The Texas list is really intended for high schools. Song for Winds Three Scottish Folk Songs III II Trumpets and Drums Westridge Overture Westport Ooerture Chorale and [ubiloso Crossgate Yorkshire Ballad Heatherwood Portrait Appalachian Overture Stone Meadows Overture Energico Trailridge Saga James Barnes ("Others") "The Roman numeral system we use for grade levels is not necessarily accurate throughout the States.

. t"\c. "This IS ev rundrnan have Erickson ~nd Gost enduring legacy given us t e ind III _ too many to in Grade.::... seem about on g.~ . en toug er. ith titles. """. _ -'0~ ( . "I am not f am iliar WI popular an d t st the mos but sugge d d of their weIl-regar e" compositions.~yon "Yours) I with grad. -'-'-. I Escort II . American I Kinyon Kinyon O'Reilly O'Reilly II Erickson Erickson O'Reilly Ployhar III Reed Reed McBeth Spears Festivily City of Class Devil Dance lie (Bach) Prelude & FlIg John Ki~7on ("Others ) h I HistoricaIly.arne numbers . ._\'l.Winds -J d a an .. '\jp. Modal Song and Dance Del Borgo for Band Air Enckson: Balladaire ( III Folk all American Rhapsody Fantasy Sailing Songs [or Winds Carter: Overture Osterling: Bandolog'<J Clare Grundman ("Yours") 1 none II Two Moods KentuckY lSCf}verture Westchest er Green 001111110 John Ki. ~ .\~H \ ~~ \~> . ".~ " ' "'!-~"-\~-Ei. Flurrv 1'(. 1 ..II icenes Majesty Bennett: Oicenesjrom the Sierras Yoder: tvunmtoin McBeth: BattaglIa III Grundman Grundman.~~1'1 ___. Toccala for Band Erickso~~n: Kentllcky 1800 Grund n: Hebrides SUite F lk Rhapsody (1-2-3-4) a fi Winds Three Sketches or Nonoegian Rhaps ody English Suite III ...~"~.~~$ij~ \ 1'0\l.Celebration A Sufio d Episode for Ban \C lleu Ooertu re ... the: rade more dlltl~... __ ~~ ~ g~t~~:~ve'rtllre S /l d for Winds Astra Overtllr~'ite Londonderry B~) a Arioso (Hande II Appalachian III . ..~"".1. ct-\ I>c. ". 'Kaleidoscope O'Rei Percussion Shenandoah. P geant Persichettt: a f om Gloucester Stuart: Three Ayres r bel' Festiuo NelhYlly' .. cult once they are in I ( EnCkson'\1ilitanj Bennett.... h! As usua "This IS taug . American Clare Grundman ("Others") .O "....'0' . II an list here. the folders..~.". ed listings.~ \O~ .

" (Grades according to the Texas list.~~~lia \~1I II III Erickson: Toccata Williams: Dcdicatorv Overture Persichetti: Pageant LoPresti: Elegt) for a Young American Anne McGinty ("Yours") Prelude to a Festival Chorale and Canon Emerald Point Ooerture Prometheus Ouerture Suite Modale A Scottish Salute Crown Point Celebration Music for a Celebration III II Edmondson: Song for Winds Edmondson: AIIIIsazi Chattaway: Second Suite for Band Chattaway: Starship One Pageantry Overture Edmondson: Chorale: Vigiles Et Sancti McBeth: Cavata McBeth: Canto Edmondson: ROlldo for Winds and Percussion Williams: Variation Ooerture Chattaway: Parade of the Till/ Ships Smith: Distant Trumpet John O'Reilly ("Yours") Idyl/wild Fantasy Jefferson County Ooerture Atlantis Overture Overture for a New Decade II Three Kentuckl/ Sketches Kings Go Forti.just never had the opportunity to use it very much. I ha ve not considered transcriptions because they are not band music. COllrt of the Patriarchs Stratford Overture I III II Edmondson: Chant & [ubilo Masque Francis McBeth ("Others") "Sorry that I don't know the grades I & II better .J:.-- -----_.Francis McBeth ("Yours") I none r ." Williams: Arioso Carter: Symphonic Overture - ._.------ .) Erickson: Air for Band Grundman: Two Moods II 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime Testimonium A Jubilant Tribute Charas Anne McGinty ("Others") "This was tough! 1went with pieces I liked and would programassuming I had enough rehearsal time and above-average drummers.

especiallv. in my opinion) is Grade III. or even IV. David Reul (Oconomowoc WO. Little Suite for Band arr. which publishers seem to have taken to mean anything and everything between absolute beginner' and Karel Husa. What Anguish If nlDU Be Near 1Il A [ubilant Oterture II Erickson: Toccata for Band Edmondson: Pageantry Overture Smith: Emperata Overture McBeth: Chant and Jubilo II! A Symphonic Prelude The Hounds of Sprillg Colden Jubilee Alfred Reed ("Others") I Edmondson: Anasazi McGinty: Chorale and Canon [] Band Director's Choices Forms were sent to the eight junior high band directors who have received the "Sudler Cup" presented by the Sousa Foundation. Ed Davis (Rex GA). listing a total of 70 different works. Ployhar ("Yours") "Selecting these titles was a tough assignment.. Conley: Trumpet Song Erickson: Balladair Erickson: Rhythm of the Winds Erickson: Sonatina for Band Grundman: An Irish Rhapsody Grundman: Little Suite for Band Jackson: Little English Suite Kinvon: Astra Overture Mo~art/Buehlman: Ave Verllln Safari Hoedown Sakura Krazy Klock Korean Folk Song Medley March of the Irish Guard Marching to Pretoria New Wrinkle on Twinkle Deuonshire A Mighty Fortress Is Our God The Battle Hymn of the Republic Simple James D." [ none III Wind River Portrait Momentations Meditation and Festiua Alleluias Jared Spears C'Others") I Kinyon: A Londonderru Air Tvra: Suite: Modal March et a! Ployhar: A Hundred Pipers Tyler: Simple Gifts [] ( Erickson: Air for Band Frankenpohl: Prelude and March Kinyon: Shenandoah Valley Kinyon: Royal March Carter: Symphonic Overture Grundman: Kentucky 1800 Kinyon: Dramatic Prelude Swearingen: Romanesque McBeth: Chant and Jubilo Caeavas: Fanfare and Scenario Swearingen: Chester Portrait Giovannini: Overture in Bb James D.III North Star Overture Northwest Suite Cobb County Festival Wood County Celebration John O'Reilly ("Others") [ III Erickson: Toccata for Band Smith: Ernperatn Overture Erickson: Rhythm of the Winds Reed: Festival Prelude Alfred Reed C'Yours") "More and more I have been coming to the conclusion that what may be one person's Grade II could very well be (and often is) another's Grade Ill. just 2 (Jackson and Kinvon) were named by 3 directors..: The Crusaders II Erickson: Air for Band Tallis: Chorale and Canon Purcell/Gardner: Trumpet Balent: Pachelbel Canon I Sansketch Adventures Thunder Mountain Overture A Furious Fable [] Voluntary Prologue and Pageant Mystique Ritual and Capreccio Forest Park Overture Corpus l soc 6 Sff'TfMBERlCXTOBEI11'WI . there is nothing that really has much musical merit . The most abused category (and I mean abused. Andrew Balent and Lloyd Conley (both with many compositions at this level) were included in this group because of their long tenure as school band directors. Georgene( DIers (Scottsbluff NE). Patricia Garren (Asheville NC). These seven people did not show much unanimity.: Early English Suite m Greensleeoes Slavonic Folk Suite My Jesus I On. Five responded: Ron Biffle (Morrow GA). Also." [ n Rhapsody #1 Finlayson. Erickson: Citadel (March) Erickson: Symphonette for Band Grundman: American Folk arr. Of onlv 9 works receiving multiple votes. Ployhar ("Others") III n Variation Overture Ye Banks and Braes 0' Bonnie Doon Edmondson: Pageantry Overture McGinty: Suite Modale." Williams: Grainger: III Williams: Symphonic Dance #3 ("Fiesta") Williams: Caccia and Chorale Smith: Emperata Overture Texidor: Amparito Roca Jared Spears ("Yours") -l I Erickson: Erickson. including my own things. In Grade I. the others were on only two lists.

For example. proper breathing. nor do we imply that your band will be unsuccessful if you perform only marches. scales.good tone production. 454 compositions were recommended. For this reason they do not appear in this curriculum. there does seem to be a never-ending battle to find good concerti contest/ festival music that is appropriate for students at this level. we decided to go after the tried and true pieces as well as attempt to identify new works with the potential to become staples of young band literature. Directors were mailed a blank with 36 slots: 4 pieces per year at 3 grade levels for a period of 3 years. Three-Year Curriculum for Junior High School Band (Grades I-II-III) Sets A-B-C offer three choices of curriculum. so they can understand what they are playing. and Holst: First Suite in E b as "Grade 3/1 we believe that they are not easily playable by even the finest (much less the "typical") junior high school band. However. Standards vary between states. Both are pursuing the Master of Music Education degree. but much music currently available does not address this goal. or Broadway tunes. They then solicited recommendations from 160directors in over 30 states. so you shouldn't have any trouble buying works by them for your band. requesting the names of successful junior high directors. Kinyon. We believe these classics should be withheld until the students are sufficiently mature and knowledgeable. Christmas carols. Ployhar. McBeth.Osterling. Band directors at this level must pick good music that stresses the fundamentals. Grundman. Persichetti: Symphony for Band. We asked for music of high quality . Carter: Overture for Winds zu: Stuart: Three Ayres from Gloucester/Ti . First Year (Grade I) Marsha Anderson and David Sevier II) Second Year (Grade Third Year (Grade III) Swearingen: Covington Square Grundman: American Folk Rhapsody #3 Tschesnekoff: Salvation Is Created Bach/Reed: If Thou Be Near Carter: Overture for Winds Williams: Dedicatory Overture McBeth: Canto Erickson: Rhythm of the Winds Stuart: Three Ayres from Gloucester Bach/Buehlman: Prelude and Fugue in Bb Grundman: Kentucky 1800 SetA Erickson: Air for Band Kinyon: Air and Dance Ployhar: Crusader's Hymn Edmondson: Two Sketches for Band SetB Ployhar: Korean Folksong Medley McGinty: Prometheus Overture Kinyon: Shenandoah Valley Feldstein-O'Reilly: Chorale and Dance Billings/Osterling: Chester Ployhar:Shenandoah McGinty: Sea Song Trilogy Brahms/Balent: Hungarian Ployhar: Lethbridge Overture Kinyon: Astro Overture Swearingen: Northpoint Fantasy Erickson: Blue Ridge Overture Swearingen: Majestia O'Reilly: Jefferson County Overture Carter: Symphonic Overture Osterling: Australian Rhapsody Williams: Variation Overture Smith: Declaration Overture Spears: Momentations Jackson: Three Songs of SetC Altogether. McGinty. Spears. a program with pedagogical continuity from 6th through 12th grade will be more successful than one that is disjunct and ill-conceived. The following 15 were recommended repeatedly: Balent. but only 6 received 10 or more votes: 14 12 12 10 10 10 Erickson: Air for Band :{ __ Ployhar: Korean Folksong Medley t Williams: Variation Overture Ployhar: Lethbridge Ooerturej. so we hope this information will be of some help in locating wind band works of pedagogical merit. A copy of the Texas list (Grades I-II-III. O'Reilly. Erickson. We do not suggest that this list contains the only music that should be used in a successful young band program.Anderson-Servier Study Marsha Anderson and David Sevier are graduate teaching assistants at the University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg).rr: COMMENTS FROM ANDERSON AND SEVIER included for reference. Edmondson. With the help of Tom Fraschillo (Director of Bands) they contacted state chairs of the National Band Association. Williams. We also found that they are the most prolific. regardless of the level. Carter.both musically and pedagogically .not necessarily music that is played most often. 1987-1990)was _I BOG 8 SEPTEMBER I OCTOBER 1989 . Their 3-year curriculum is based on 60 replies. Swearingen. Feldstein. rhythms. We found that the names of certain composers are synonymous with fine junior high band music. although the Texas list shows Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy. The job of the junior high band director is to help beginning band students learn the fundamentals of music . In the long run. Therefore.

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