Arrangement Collection books feature 14 full-length pieces, for beginning and intermediate level concert bands. Each is representative of a distinct musical genre, including Classical, Jazz, Rock and International styles.
These pieces are uniquely formatted to:
- Sound complete even with no low instruments and/or no brass
- Accommodate multiple ability levels simultaneously, and
- Allow your bands to: Learn in Unison, but Perform in Counterpoint!
With Rubber Band Arrangements, your whole band will study the musical components of the piece in unison (or simple 2-part harmony) on the Building Blocks page:
After learning the Building Blocks, your first and second year concert bands will literally sight-read their way through the contrapuntal Band Arrangement! (Notice that the Optional Bonus Parts, at Letter D, appear in small cue-sized notation, so that students that do not yet know them, may leave them out):
Rubber Band Arrangements also include two levels of alternate part books to challenge your most ambitious students, entitled Upper Register books, and Virtuoso books. The following is an excerpt from the same piece, but in the Virtuoso Trumpet book (Virtuoso books are available for all instruments!):
Learn more about Arrangement Collection books.
Click here to hear the music, download sample student parts and conductor scores, and view the Table of Contents.
Band Directors Only: Click here to request your free sample books and CD.
The Arrangement Collection, when paired with the First Semester Workbook, can serve as a
complete stand-alone program for First and Second Year concert bands.