Concert Band

Second Chances Community Band
Repertoire Page – Concert Band

Welcome to the Repertoire Page for the Second Chances Concert Band Program. Below you will find books and resources used in the concert band program, a list of current repertoire being rehearsed by the band in preparation for the season’s concert, as well as recordings of each of those selections.


Resources used for Concert Band Program

Bach and Before for Band Essential Elements - Broadway-Favorites Essential Elements - Film-Favorites
Essential Elements - Movie-Favorites Essential Elements - The Beatles Classic Christmas Carols for Band
66 Festive & Famous Chorales for-Band Symphonic Warm-Ups for Band-2 Foundations for Superior Performance

 

Bach and Before for Band

By: David Newell

Designed for use with any combination of instruments, this book is wonderful for the development of intonation and ensemble playing. It includes arrangements for 19 chorales written in four part harmony and can be played as a solo with piano accompaniment, duets, trios, quartets or as a full band. It is published by Kjos Publishing and is available for purchase through your local branch of Long & McQuade.

Broadway Favorites

Essential Elements Series

By: Michael Sweeney

Meant to accompany the Essential Elements series of band method books, this collection of familiar Broadway themes will be used for both sight-reading practice during rehearsal as well as for potential performance. It is published by Hal Leonard Publications and is available for purchase through your local branch of Long & McQuade Musical Instruments.

Film Favorites

Essential Elements Series

By: Michael Sweeney, John Moss and Paul Lavender

Meant to accompany the Essential Elements series of band method books, this collection of familiar Movie/Film themes will be used for both sight-reading practice during rehearsal as well as for potential performance. It is published by Hal Leonard Publications and is available for purchase through your local branch of Long & McQuade Musical Instruments.

Movie Favorites

Essential Elements Series

By: Michael Sweeney

Meant to accompany the Essential Elements series of band method books, this collection of familiar Movie/Film themes will be used for both sight-reading practice during rehearsal as well as for potential performance. It is published by Hal Leonard Publications and is available for purchase through your local branch of Long & McQuade Musical Instruments.

Essential Elements - The BeatlesThe Beatles

Essential Elements Series

arranged by: John Moss, Johnnie Vinson, Robert Longfield

Includes: And I Love Her • Eleanor Rigby • Get Back • A Hard Day’s Night • Here, There and Everywhere • Hey Jude • I Want to Hold Your Hand • Lady Madonna • Ticket to Ride • Twist and Shout • Yesterday.

Classic Christmas Carols for BandClassic Christmas Carols for Band

By: David Newell 

Designed for use with any combination of instruments, this collection of 15 of the most popular and treasured Christmas carols of all time is perfect for holiday concerts. The full band or small ensemble can combine forces with choir, and perhaps the audience, for a grand finale to bring the holiday concert to a memorable conclusion!

This book will be required at every rehearsal  of the Fall season beginning in the month of November.

66 Festive & Famous Chorales for Band

Arr. By Frank Erickson

A diverse and timeless collection of 66 famous chorales arranged for concert band by Frank Erickson. The chorales are all arranged in four parts (SATB) and in addition to full band, are playable by a wide variety of smaller groups, from quartet up. Besides being an excellent warm-up tool, this book provides a perfect opportunity to work on musicianship, phrasing, balance and intonation. It is published by Alfred Publishing and is available for purchase through your local branch of Long & McQuade Musical Instruments.

Foundations for Superior Performance

Foundations for Superior Performance

By Richard Williams & Jeff King

Helps to organize the daily rehearsal and improve the overall performance level of the ensemble. From as little as 5 minutes a day to 45 minutes a day, this book offers the flexibility and options to fit any particular band situation.  The book includes: Warm-Ups (articulation exercises, long tones, and progressive brass lip slurs with woodwind exercises to be played simultaneously), Chorales and Tuning Exercises (interval tuning, chord tuning, and chorales in the eight main concert band keys), Technique (major and minor scales, mini-scales, scale patterns, scales in thirds, interval studies, and triad and chord studies in all 12 keys), plus one octave scales and arpeggios, full range scales, chromatic scales, major arpeggios and inversions, and advanced fingering charts.  The percussion book includes practical exercises for mallets, snare drum, auxiliary percussion, and timpani. It is published by Kjos Publications and is available for purchase through your local branch of Long & McQuade Musical Instruments.

Symphonic Warm-Ups for Band

By Claude T. Smith

Claude T. Smith’s contemporary approach to teaching technique, tone and style is written in a variety of keys and meters and is divided into three sections: I. Scale Studies II. Etudes and III. Chorale Studies. The etudes and chorales are in progressive order of difficulty so bands of all levels can find appropriate starting places and progress from there. It is published by Hal Leonard Publications and is available for purchase through your local branch of Long & McQuade Musical Instruments.


Repertoire Selections for Summer Season 2017

Square "PLAY" button with reflection (blue) Activity March
Harold Bennett arr. Larry Clark
Square "PLAY" button with reflection (blue) Ave Verum Corpus
W.A. Mozart arr. Mark Williams
Square "PLAY" button with reflection (blue) Caprice
William Himes
Square "PLAY" button with reflection (blue) Grant County Celebration
Mark Williams
Square "PLAY" button with reflection (blue) Hawaii Five-O
Stevens arr. Michael Sweeney
Square "PLAY" button with reflection (blue) Mallet Maniacs
Mark Williams
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