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Symphonic Band

Here's the list of Grade 5 & 6 literature.
A Summer Breeze

A Summer Breeze

Grade 5--5.5 minutes Composed for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band  and premiered d...
A Winter Flurry

A Winter Flurry

Grade 5--3 minutes Composed for the United States Army Europe Band, Tompkins Barracks, Heidelberg,...
An Autumn Sunset

An Autumn Sunset

Grade 6--10 minutes Composed for The United States Army Field Band See the score I began ...
Black Tie Blu-bop

Black Tie Blu-bop

Grade 5--4.5 minutes Commissioned for the Virginia Tech Golden Hokie Honor Band, Dr. Patrick Casey,...
Festive Overture for Band

Festive Overture for Band

Grade 6--11 minutes Premiered by The George Washington University Wind Ensemble, February 10, 2000. See...
Groovy Loops

Groovy Loops

Grade 5(+)--4.5 minutes Premiered by the Virginia Tech Symphonic Wind Ensemble in Carnegie Hall, New...
Leaps and Rounds

Leaps and Rounds

Grade 5 (solo brass quintet--Grade 6)--5.5 minutes Premiered March 13, 2010 at the Ferguson Center...
Of Song and Dance

Of Song and Dance

Grade 5--14 minutes Composed for the Virginia Tech Symphony Band.  Premiered in April 1993 with the ...
Sound the Trumpets

Sound the Trumpets

Grade 5--8 minutes Premiered February 21, 2010 by The United States Army Band  and The U.S. Army H...

Concert Band

Concert Band repertoire is Grade 3 and 4.
Brookpointe Park (FREE!)

Brookpointe Park (FREE!)

Generic Average Grade-III-Level Music Festival Overture for Band Below are links to pdf files of...
Jaguar Dance

Jaguar Dance

Grade 3--4.5 minutes Composed for the Leonardtown (MD) Middle School Advanced Band.  Premiered Spring ...
Keynote Address

Keynote Address

Grade 4--6 minutes Commissioned by the Gammu Mu chapter of Delta Omicron (Virginia Tech); premiered ...
Mozart's Sandbox

Mozart's Sandbox

Grade 3--5 minutes Commissioned by the Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association, premiered...
Passacaglia for Band

Passacaglia for Band

Grade 4--8.5 minutes Composed for and premiered by the Blacksburg High School Symphonic Band conducted...
Praeludium

Praeludium

Grade 4--5.5 minutes Premiered by the Maroon Hokie Honor Band, January 2009 in Blacksburg, VA with...
Spotsylvania Holiday

Spotsylvania Holiday

Grade 3--4.5 minutes Composed for the Spotsylvania (VA) Middle School Advanced Band, Ruth Kochenour,...
Symphonic Palindrome

Symphonic Palindrome

Grade 4--7.5 minutes Premiered by the Virginia Tech Wind Symphony, Spring 1995 See a score sample...
The Roarsville Rag

The Roarsville Rag

Grade 4--3 minutes Composed for and premiered by the Rohrersville (MD) Band See the score ...
Variations on 'Shenandoah'

Variations on 'Shenandoah'

Grade 4--10 minutes Composed for the Stonewall Jackson Senior High School (Manassas, Virginia) Symphonic...

Beginning Band

Beginning Band music is Grades 1 and 2.
The Kings March

The Kings March

Grade 1--2.5 minutes Premiered by the Kings Glen Elementary School Band, Springfield, Virginia on June...

Marches

Marches vary from Grade 4 to 5.
Iron Majors

Iron Majors

Grade 5 (euphoniums and bassoons grade 6)--3.5 minutes Recorded by The United States Army Band "Pershing's...
Pride and Patriotism

Pride and Patriotism

Grade 4--3.5 minutes Composed for and premiered by the Hagerstown (MD) Municipal Band, July 1995, ...
Sergeants' Time March

Sergeants' Time March

Grade 4--3.5 minutes See a score sample When I was promoted to sergeant in the Army, I had...
The Candidates' March

The Candidates' March

Grade 4--3.5 minutes Premiered by the US Infantry Center Band, Fort Benning, Georgia, June 21, 2001. See...
The Quiet Professionals

The Quiet Professionals

Grade 5--3.5 minutes Composed for the 82d Airborne Division Band See a score sample This...
This We'll Defend

This We'll Defend

Grade 5--3.5 minutes Premiered in Spring 2000 by a tri-service (Army, Navy, and Marine) student band...

Chamber Music

Music for brass quintet, woodwind quintet, saxophone quartet, other small ensembles, and solo piano....
Aria and Toccata

Aria and Toccata

Euphonium & Piano Grade 6--12 minutes See the score The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's...
Five Diversions

Five Diversions

Saxophone Quartet (SATB) Grade 5--12 minutes Premiered Fall 1994 by Synchronicity Saxophone Quartet...
Groovy Loops

Groovy Loops

Saxophone Quartet (SATB) OR String Orchestra Grade 5--4 minutes See the score  (sax quartet version) ...
Montpelier Dances

Montpelier Dances

Woodwind Quintet Grade 6--16 minutes for the horn for the oboe for the flute for the...
Quantum Variations

Quantum Variations

Brass Quintet Grade 5--7 minutes Premiered by Quantum Brass in Spring 1992, Squires Recital Salon,...
Rhapsody for a Lasting Friendship

Rhapsody for a Lasting Friendship

Flute, euphonium, and piano Grade 4--3.5 minutes Composed for Candi Gallohon, flute, and Danyelle...
Rhapsody for solo piano

Rhapsody for solo piano

Solo piano Grade 5--6 minutes Composed for my graduate composition recital, and premiered by Yoonji...
St. Luke's Wedding Recessional

St. Luke's Wedding Recessional

Brass Quintet Grade 5--4.5 minutes Premiered by Quantum Brass, May 11, 1996 at St. Luke's Episcopal...

Orchestra

My orchestra music is quite varied in difficulty and instrumentation.
Four Winter Scenes

Four Winter Scenes

Grade 5--9 minutes Commissioned by the Manassas Symphony Orchestra , Jim Villani, conductor. Premiered...
Frontiers

Frontiers

Full Orchestra Grade 3--6.5 minutes See the score Watch YouTube video of premiere: ...
Groovy Loops

Groovy Loops

String Orchestra OR Saxophone Quartet (SATB) Grade 5--4 minutes See a score sample  (sax quartet v...
Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

Narrator and Orchestra Grade 5--10.5 minutes Premiered December 19, 2010 by the Northern Virginia Manassas ...
Serenades

Serenades

String Orchestra Grades 4-6--18 minutes Premiered by The United States Army Strings  of The U.S. A...

Brass Choir

Brass choir music is grade 4 and 5.
Fanfare for Enduring Freedom

Fanfare for Enduring Freedom

Brass Choir Grade 4--3 minutes Composed for the United States Army Europe Band  and premiered October 1...
Galaxy Portals

Galaxy Portals

Brass Choir Grade 5--3 minutes See a score sample MIDI realization of the piece: http://jscottmckenzie.com/Audio/GalaxyPortals.mp3 In...
A Battery of Army Canons

A Battery of Army Canons

Various degrees of difficulty--8 minutes Composed for Army soldiers and singers everywhere A Sergeant...
Sky Songs

Sky Songs

Solo mezzo-soprano and piano Premiered at my graduate composition recital, December 7, 2009, Harris...
Wherever the Road May Travel

Wherever the Road May Travel

Chorus (SAB) Grade 3--3 minutes Composed for the Leonardtown Middle School Advanced Chorus, Stanley...

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