Elson Ranch Roundup

Grade 2

4 minutes

This piece was written in the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic with no prospects of performance. I wrote it for myself to a) tackle the ever-elusive Grade 2 band piece, and b) release the pressure and get this tune out of my head, but it still bounces around many months later. I cannot be held responsible for implanting this earworm into others.

Don’t waste too much time searching for the “Elson Ranch”; it’s a made-up place. This piece is dedicated to Mr. Sam Elson, principal of the elementary school all three of my kids attended. He is a wonderful and caring teacher, administrator, and musician, who would like nothing more than to “round up” the children of Kings Glen Elementary School and get back to the normal business of teaching and learning. Here’s to hoping that happens soon.

Yee haw!