Compositions for Concert Band - Grade 1 to 1.5

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Invader
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Invader
Grade 1Grade 1
Invader
Your beginning band will deliver excitement and drama with this one! Five note ranges for all wind parts and simple rhythms keep things easy to play. Nice!
Daehn Publications [New Glarus, WI]
Just a Rockin' Holiday
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Just a Rockin' Holiday
Grade 1Grade 1
Just a Rockin’ Holiday
Let those young players rock out this holiday season with this cool-sounding version of Jingle Bells. With just a few adjustments to the original, this takes on a whole new character that is sure to "rock the house." Very playable, very enjoyable and very cool!
Matrix [Orlando, FL]
Little Star
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Little Star
Grade 1Grade 1
Little Star
A quality work for young bands that you will enjoy rehearsing and performing! This absolutely beautiful setting of the French folksong was composed as a piano composition by Mozart and is elegantly orchestrated to create a wonderfully expressive work. Even the youngest musician will be able to perform and enjoy this skillful work!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Pageant of the Nobles
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Pageant of the Nobles
Grade 1Grade 1
Pageant of the Nobles
This bold processional will bring a stately air to any concert with its bright brass and regal percussion.
Reflections on the Missouri River
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Reflections of the Missouri River
Grade 1Grade 1
Reflections on the Missouri River
This expressive work is the newest addition of wonderfully scored lyrical works for younger bands by Rob Grice. A beautiful melody with lush harmonies creates a sound that even younger students will want to play day after day. Images of the Missouri River flowing gently are sure to come to life in your next concert with this beautiful new work.
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Stealth One
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Stealth One
Grade 1Grade 1
Stealth One
Stealth One is an exciting work that was written to give your younger students music that will shine on their first concert. Driving rhythms and powerful melodies are sure to grab your audiences attention! Perfect for that first concert!
Matrix [Orlando, FL]
The Good Life
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The Good Life
Grade 1Grade 1
The Good Life
The Good Life was written to honor the music teachers that make a positive difference in the lives of their students. Their actions inspire students to imagine their own potential to become the best that they can be.
Temple of Darkness
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Temple of Darkness
Grade 1Grade 1
Temple of Darkness
Your students will enjoy the intensity of this young band composition by the composer of Dragon Slayer. This ominous work written in the key of C minor will engage your entire ensemble as they convey the music's strong and forceful images. Although written with very limited technical demands, your students are sure to awe audiences as they perform this powerful piece.
FJH Music Company [Ft. Lauderdale, FL]
*Recorded by Washington Winds, Edward S. Petersen, Conductor
The Last Dragon
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The Last Dragon
Grade 1Grade 1
The Last Dragon
Experience this blockbuster sequel from the composer of Dragon Slayer! Drawing on new material to further the adventure, students will plunge into an ancient world where the slayer must face his final and deadliest challenge. Colorful percussion writing contributes to the excitement. Perfect on its own or as part of a small suite with the original. Outstanding!
FJH Music Company [Ft. Lauderdale, FL]
*Recorded by Washington Winds, Edward S. Petersen, Conductor
The Soaring Spirit
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The Soaring Spirit
Grade 1Grade 1
The Soaring Spirit
Celebrating the enduring human spirit, composer Rob Grice has created this new concert/festival work for the young band. "The Soaring Spirit" is musical energy, grace and elegance from the beginning to end. Solid teaching material and scoring in a very musical setting make this an excellent programming choice for any concert performance.
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Ancient Chinese Secret
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Ancient Chinese Secret
Grade 1.5Grade 1.5
Ancient Chinese Secret
This powerful work for young bands depicts vivid images of ancient Chinese warriors in battle. Many battles were won through strategically kept secrets that would surprise the enemy. Using only 4 pitches (Ab, Bb, Eb and E) this work will amaze your listeners with the technical complexity displayed by your young players. Perfect for your next festival or concert performance!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Awaken the Greatness
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Awaken the Greatness
Grade 1.5Grade 1.5
Awaken the Greatness
Your students will enjoy performing music that develops their sound as they display a warm, rich tone quality. The inspiring melodies and careful scoring provides teaching material that will certainly appeal to performers and audience alike. A beautiful and dramatic work for intermediate bands!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Crossett Brook
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Crossett Brook
Grade 1.5Grade 1.5
Crossett Brook
Rob Grice's lyrical writing for the young band has become a staple in the repertoire. "Crossett Brook" continues his tradition of flowing melodies in comfortable ranges accompanied by a beautiful harmonic treatment. Excellent writing for young band and a wonderful programming choice!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Dark Odyssee
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Dark Odyssee
Grade 1.5Grade 1.5
Dark Odyssey
An aggressive young band composition in the style students love to perform. Powerful dissonant harmonies and driving rhythms highlight this dramatic work and will capture the imagination of audiences and students alike! An exciting addition to any concert program!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Extreme
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Extreme
Grade 1.5Grade 1.5
Extreme
EXTREME is an aggressive composition for young bands that was written to capture the boundless energy of young musicians. Powerful dissonant harmonies and vigorous pulsating rhythms create a feeling of power and excitement while building confidence in young players. You won’t have any trouble getting to students to rehearse this exciting composition and it is sure to be the hit of any concert performance.
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
*Recorded by Washington Winds, Edward S. Petersen, Conductor
Fire in the Night Sky
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Fire in the Night Sky
Grade 1.5Grade 1..5
Fire in the Night Sky
Experience a landmark moment from the War of 1812 when the British tried to destroy Fort McHenry in the Baltimore harbor. Heavy percussion writing helps simulate the sound of cannons from that very night. Powerful statements in the winds add to the energy of the work as the audience learns what it may have been like to witness the fire in the night sky!
FJH Music Company [Ft. Lauderdale, FL]
*Recorded by Washington Winds, Edward S. Petersen, Conductor
Force of Nature
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Force of Nature
Grade 1.5Grade 1..5
Force of Nature
This powerful and exciting new work amply displays again why Rob Grice is one of the most quickly rising stars in the band music world. It was inspired by the 2004 hurricane season that spawned some of the most destructive storms to hit the Florida coast in history. From the opening powerful statment through the fast and furious sections, Force of Nature takes the performer and listener on a musical journey through one of nature's most amazing storms, the hurricane.
Grand Mesa Music Company [Grand Junction, CO]
It's Holiday Time
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It's Holiday Time
Grade 1.5Grade 1..5
It's Holiday Time!
It's time to jump in the car and travel over the hills and through the woods to Grandma's house we go! This creative setting of familiar holiday tunes will be a cheerful addition to your holiday program. (There's even an optional sing along ending.) Although at the Grd 1.5 level, this should work well with more advanced bands, too. Oh, What Fun!
Santa Goes Wild West
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Santa Goes Wild West
Grade 1.5Grade 1.5
Santa Goes Wild West
Imagine spending the Christmas holidays in an old Wild West town, with cowboys and Indians, wagon rides, gunfights, and of course a visit from Old St. Nick. This seasonal visit to the Wild West is sure to make the audience smile as they experience Christmas in a whole new way! Ho, Ho, Ho, pardner!
Too Beautiful for Words
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Too Beautiful for Words
Grade 1.5Grade 1.5
Too Beautiful for Words
The title could not be more appropriate. As we have come to expect from Rob Grice, this simple musical work is absolutely stunning. Too Beautiful For Words is teaching material of the highest quality in addition to being musically effective. Appropriate for any festival or concert performance, we predict you will program this piece for many years to come.
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
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