Grade 3 Concert Band Arrangements

Grade 3

Armed Forces - The Pride of America

This is the definitive patriotic armed forces tribute. It features the official songs of all five branches of the Armed Forces, plus The Pledge of Allegiance and The Star-Spangled Banner, with optional audience participation. It even includes parts of Sousa marches as interludes! (The U. S. Army song is the original The Caissons Go Rolling Along version.)

This version can be performed as Concert Band with or without Strings, and with piano, SATB, SAB, Two-part, or Men's Chorus.

Reproducible string parts are included.

Armed Forces - The Pride of America! (Band)     

Armed Forces - The Pride of America (Flex)

With theme songs from all five branches of the armed forces, stirring march themes from John Philip Sousa, and both the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem of the United States of America, Armed Forces - The Pride of America is sure to become a staple for patriotic programs. Arrangers Larry Clark and Greg Gilpin have taken great care in creating a uniquely flexible setting both in instrumentation and performance. Designed to be performed by band, orchestra, or chorus, separately or in any conceivable combination, ensembles need not be limited by size or instrumentation. Careful attention has also been paid to playability for ease of performance and rehearsal. An optional ending allows even further flexibility when performance time is a consideration and an optional narrator part can be used to invite rousing audience participation. This popular medley is sure to bring a stunning performance in almost any setting.

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Bells of Joy

Bells of Joy is a new collage of Christmas carols that can be performed with choir and band or just band alone. You will hear the popular tunes "Carol of the Bells," "Joy to the World," "What Child is This?" in a stunning, contemporary arrangement that can be put together in a few rehearsals. Well worth the effort!

Bells of Joy     

Bells of Joy - with Chorus

Bells of Joy is a new collage of Christmas carols that can be performed with choir and band or just band alone. You will hear the popular tunes "Carol of the Bells," "Joy to the World," "What Child is This?" in a stunning, contemporary arrangement that can be put together in a few rehearsals. Well worth the effort!

Bells of Joy     

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Including two great songs and wonderful incidental music, this medley from the charming Dr. Seuss story was written for all the "Whos" down in "Whoville!"  Lots of fun!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas     

Morning Madness

What strikes a note of fear in every living, breathing man, woman and child? The title of this zany salute 'says it all!' From the insistent buzzing of the alarm clock to the rush hour race down the highway, Morning Madness uses all of the 'morning sounds' and gives your group a marvelous opportunity to become inventive. Be sure to throw in as many visuals as your percussion section can manage. 'Tis a hoot!

Morning Madness     

Pantomime Scene No. 8 from The Nutcracker

Here is a lovely example of Tchaikovsky's masterful writing. Taken from scene 8 of The Nutcracker, this piece is certainly appropriate for any holiday concert, but playable throughout the entire year. It's a classical gem worth getting to know!

Pantomime (Band)     

Pavane Op. 50

A unforgettable melody from Gabriel Fauré in a stunning setting for concert band. All the splendor of the impressionistic masterpiece is retained in this excellent arrangement and your first chair players even get brief solos for another captivating change of texture in this well-done version.

Pavane, Op. 50 (Band)     

Sicilienne

One of the most beautiful and popular pieces by Gariel Fauré is meticulously arranged for the modern concert band by Larry Clark. It contains all of the lush harmonies and subtle features of FaurÒ's music in a wonderful concert band setting.

Sicilienne     

Grade 4-5

I Wonder As I Wander

This setting of the hauntingly beautiful Appalachian folk song/carol was originally written for choir by Ruth Elaine Schram and published by Carl Fischer in 2007 (CM9001). It has now been scored for concert band and can be perfomed by band alone or with the Schram choral setting, giving you some great performance options. I Wonder As I Wander is a musically satisfying representation of this lovely Christmas carol.

I Wonder As I Wander     

Sussex Mummers Christmas Carol

Grainger's rich and satisfying carol is expertly set for modern wind band by Larry Clark.  Larry has chosen to base his arrangement on Grainger's original for cello solo with piano as opposed to other arrangements based on the piano solo version.  Lush and sensitive, this would be an excellent addition to any band's library, and makes for a nice, relaxed moment during your program.

Sussex Mummer's Christmas Carol