James Meredith

  • James “Jim” Meredith retired in December 2013 after 40 years devoted to middle school band. He graduated from the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in 1974 with a major in euphonium and immediately began his teaching career in Lynchburg, Virginia. Most of those years were spent at Sandusky Middle School where the band program achieved state, national, and international recognition, performing at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, and at the Virginia Music Educator’s Conference multiple times. Mr. Meredith was recognized as the 2010 VMEA Music Educator of the Year and in 2012 was awarded the Director Legion Laureate award presented annually to eight band directors nationwide by the John Philip Sousa Foundation and BANDWORLD magazine. Over the years Jim has done many successful arrangements and original compositions for his own bands as well as commissions for other bands and orchestras. Just recently he has committed to rearranging them for publication. He enjoys a busy schedule of guest-conducting, adjudicating, and guest speaking at universities to music education majors.

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    CAS87 Balalaika!
    (Russian Festive Dance)
    CAS87 String Orchestra
    CAS82 Branding Iron! CAS82 4:20 String Orchestra
    CAS84 La Petite Danse(arr.) CAS84 String Orchestra
    YAS139 Legends of Lyr YAS139 String Orchestra
    FAS87 Shepherd’s Hey(arr.) FAS87 1:53 String Orchestra
    YAS129 Zombie Tango YAS129 3:21 String Orchestra
    YPS175 Crooked-Toe Walks the Deck! YPS175 :3:27 Concert Band
    PPS35 The Legends of Whip and Spur PPS35 :2:14 Concert Band
    YPS166 Magic March YPS166 :2:05 Concert Band
    CPS158 Shillelagh! CPS158 3:03 Concert Band
    SPS69 With the Greatest of Ease
    SPS69 :2:25 Concert Band
    YPS137 Zombie Tango YPS137 2:37 Concert Band