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•  Instrumentation uses one flute, two clarinets, two trumpets,
     one horn, and trombone/baritone together
•  Difficulty ranges from Grades 1.5 to 2
•  Second clarinet stays below break and break crossing
     considered for first clarinet
•  Active percussion scoring
•  Bass line covered by multiple instruments
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The Corsairs
George Sweet

Imagine following a band of swashbuckling pirates in the old days, and you will get the idea behind this energetic new piece from newcomer George Sweet. As a music educator, Sweet knows just how to make your band sound impressive, even if you've yet to travel the high seas!
listen  FPS92.mp3 score image  886KB Where to Buy
 
Level Grade 1.5 FPS92 Set $50.00 
Duration 2:36 FPS92F Full Score $8.00 
Key G minor FPS92P Parts $3.00 call
Flash Drive
Bill Calhoun

Flash Drive is a contemporary-sounding piece with veritable splashes of brilliance from up-and-coming composer Bill Calhoun. Bill's composition style incorporates a dramatic flair, giving this work a variety of contrasting styles and articulations, encouraging your students to tap into their most creative styles of playing. Your band will sound its absolute best with this strong new piece.
listen  FPS90.mp3 score image  804KB Where to Buy
 
Level Grade 1.5 FPS90 Set $50.00 
Duration 2:10 FPS90F Full Score $8.00 
Key G minor FPS90P Parts $3.00 call
Ironclad
Sean O'Loughlin

Ironclad is a term often used to describe hearty sailing vessels, and this piece of the same name describes the never-ending battle between pirates and sailors. In ¾ time, Ironclad is serious, yet imaginative. Your students will really wow the audience and judges with this impressive display of musicality.
listen  FPS94.mp3 score image  763KB Where to Buy
 
Level Grade 1.5 FPS94 Set $50.00 
Duration 2:32 FPS94F Full Score $8.00 
Key C minor FPS94P Parts $3.00 call
Junk Funk
Kevin Mixon

Let your budding percussionists have a ton of fun with this creative piece in a funk style that uses paint buckets and garbage cans as instruments. Junk Funk was written to advance playing skills, but it requires some brash showmanship, so make sure they know how to “raise the roof”!
listen  FPS91.mp3 score image  803KB Where to Buy
 
Level Grade 1.5 FPS91 Set $50.00 
Duration 2:29 FPS91F Full Score $8.00 
Key C Dorian FPS91P Parts $3.00 call
Pinnacle of Distinction (March)
Larry Clark

Larry Clark has arranged many of the popular Bennett band marches over the years and here, he provides us with a new original march in Bennett style; an excellent vehicle to teach the march style and form to students. Pinnacle of Distinction would be perfect as a warm-up piece for a festival performance.
listen  FPS95.mp3 score image  812KB Where to Buy
 
Level Grade 1.5 FPS95 Set $50.00 
Duration 2:13 FPS95F Full Score $8.00 
Key Bb Major, Eb Major FPS95P Parts $3.00 call
The Red Planet
Joseph Compello

The Red Planet is an original concert piece in 5/4 time for a band with at least one year’s training. Joseph Compello's intriguing new work depicts the planet Mars in 5/4 time, giving the work an uneven, exciting feel. The opening section is bold and aggressive, and this piece explores a variety of moods throughout its duration. This along with the lyrical pseudo sci-fi sound will make The Red Planet a big hit with students. As a bonus, Compello included a fugato section to help introduce students to contrapuntal music.
listen  FPS89.mp3 score image  782KB Where to Buy
 
Level Grade 1.5 FPS89 Set $50.00 
Duration 3:01 FPS89F Full Score $8.00 
Key C minor FPS89P Parts $3.00 call
Wildfire!
Ed Kiefer

From the bold opening reminiscent of a famous fanfare, this mysterious piece takes off and catches fire! This is the type of contest style piece that developing players will love, and the resulting awesome sound will be a big self-esteem boost. Festival judges won't know what hit them.
listen  FPS93.mp3 score image  763KB Where to Buy
 
Level Grade 1.5 FPS93 Set $50.00 
Duration 2:23 FPS93F Full Score $8.00 
Key F minor, G minor FPS93P Parts $3.00 call
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