For Immediate Release
July 11, 2022

2022 Concert Band Catalog Now Available
35 New Titles in Every Grade Level

New York, NY -
Carl Fischer Music announces their 2022 Concert Band release. This exciting collection of music includes original concert works, marches, and holiday arrangements. With 35 brand new titles, this catalog features a variety of styles and diverse voices in every grade level. Many of the composers and arrangers in this release are band directors themselves, bringing invaluable knowledge of instrument pedagogy and understanding of what is suitable and fun for students to encourage success in the band classroom. All scores from the 2022 catalog can be previewed with live professional recordings by visiting

Highlights include programmatic works such as Yukiko Nishimura's Flying Away, Gayle Force by Quincy Hilliard, and adventurous music like Ed Kiefer's The Raider's Last Crusade and Break Through by Mark Lortz. This release also features several holiday selections including Deck the Hall by Lauren Taylor and outstanding beginning band compositions such as Code of Honor by Kevin Hilbun.

In addition to favorite composers Joseph Compello, Ed Kiefer, Carl Strommen, Andrew Balent, Quincy Hilliard, Mark Lortz, Yukiko Nishimura, Patrick Harper, Aaron McMichael, Gene Milford, Chris Campbell, Danny Choi, Travis Weller, R. Alan Carter, Michael J. Miller, Richard Summers, David Bobrowitz, Joseph Earp, Kelly Dugger and Kevin Hilbun, Carl Fischer welcomes several new writers to the catalog, including Marsha Shapiro, Steve Dunn, A. Eric Heukeshoven, Cooper Minnis, Lauren Taylor, Andrew Guarrine, Lauren Bernofsky, and Christina Huss.

The Carl Fischer Concert Band Series offers exciting and pedagogically focused music at every performance level. Grade ½ music is playable by beginning ensembles in their first year with simple rhythms, minimal range, and frequent unison to build confidence in young players. Grade 1 and 1.5 music begins expanding rhythms and ranges with more part independence and plenty of cross-cued parts. Grade 2 and 2.5 music follows the standard progression of middle school pedagogy with additional rhythms, new articulations, and expanded percussion. Grade 3+ music adds more complex rhythms, expanded instrumentation and musical concepts that align with standard instruction in the high school concert band.

About Carl Fischer Music For 150 years Carl Fischer Music has been a leader in educational music publishing. Since its founding in 1872, Carl Fischer Music has had a deep and abiding commitment to sharing traditional and contemporary music with the world. The Carl Fischer Music catalog is made up of a large and diverse selection of music, musical literature, and pedagogy from premiere composers of the past and present. Our publications cross multiple genres, from Concert Music to Jazz, Classics to Popular and Choral while representing instrumental categories such as concert band, orchestra, piano, vocal, string, fretted instruments, brass, woodwind and percussion. Carl Fischer Music publications are available for purchase at over 2,000 retailers worldwide.

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