–> –>NEW METHOD BOOKS ARE HERE! Trash the old ones–these are MUCH BETTER. Also, NEW RHYTHM BOOK adds more meters!
UPCOMING PROJECTS: Solo and small ensemble selections, and I am playing with Gershwin and Cohan tunes that recently entered public domain!
I taught for years in small rural schools. There was little funding for band, and when I bought music, I had to re-write parts to make the arrangements work, which requires publisher permission. This site is my gift back to the profession. I am writing totally legal band arrangements and compositions for totally free use. I wrote these scores with small bands in mind, with the focus on middle school level band. I included 3 levels of method books, fingering charts, and a warmup book. Nobody has permission to sell my work for profit. You may share my music with anybody. You have non-profit recording rights. You may sell recordings/videos of your band’s performances of these selections as a fundraiser for the school’s band program. Be careful–if you buy published music, you must get the publisher’s permission to make recordings, and it often costs money. Special thanks go out to my colleagues Mark Hatch and Jeremy Hilton for their input on the warmup book over the years. I believe it is the best middle school warmup book available.
You can visit my friend at beginning.band for more free music.
All material here is free. However, if you would like to buy me a cup of coffee, click here.
recordings (webnode.com) +++ Festival selections (yes for free!)
Needed: Old/used Style Plus Impact marching shoes in the following sizes to use for fitting kids: Men’s 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 12.5, 13, or corresponding women’s sizes (add 2 to the size). If you have some to give away, please email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 01. Warmup Book
- 02. Rhythm Book–NEW IMPROVED
- 03. Beginner Fingering Chart
- 04. Intermediate Fingering Charts
- 05. Advanced Fingering Charts
- 06. 12 Two-octave scales for tutti band
- 07a. Book 1
- 07b. Book 2
- 07c. Book 3
- 08. British Folk Trilogy +++
- 09. World Music Series–Australia
- 10. World Music Series–Brazil
- 11. World Music Series–Cajun
- 12. World Music Series–China
- 13. World Music Series–Iceland
- 14. World Music Series–South Africa
- 15. World Music Series–Sweden
- 16. World Music Series–Arabic
- 17. Armed Services Medley
- 18. Austria March +++
- 19. Spring Song (beginner band)
- 20. Dance of the Reed Pipes (Nutcracker)
- 21. Minuet (Boyce)
- 22. Original Blues “Jam”
- 23. Ye Mariners of England
- 24. Angels We Have Heard on High (Christmas)
- 25. Angels from the Realm of Glory (Christmas)
- 26. Coventry Carol (Christmas)
- 27. Jingle Bells–beginner (Christmas)
- 28. Jingle Bells Jam (Christmas)
- 29. Rockin’ Ol’ St. Nick (Christmas)
- 30. Silent Night (Christmas)
- 31. Up on the Housetop–beginner (Christmas)
- 32. We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Christmas–duh!)
- Free Band Music