Community Band Features Part 3: Big Band Music Friday, June 25, 2010
The 2009 – 2010 school year may be over, but not everything musical winds down-summer community bands are just starting up! Across the country there areÂ literally hundreds of community bands preparing concerts full of Broadway, Movies, Patriotic and Popular Music. As we lookÂ towards summer, Stanton's is already seeing directors visiting the store looking for the perfect piece to add to their Community Band library.
Two of our all time favorite selections are Salute to American Jazz and Glenn Miller In Concert; both of these pieces will delight your audience. Another great piece isÂ Tribute to Harry James featuring â€œCaribiribin,â€ â€œThe Mole,â€ â€œYou Made Me Love You,â€Â ”Trumpet Blues” and “Cantabile.”Â If you are looking for a Big Band medley try Big Band Spectacular featuring â€œChattanooga Choo Choo,â€ â€œDon’t Get Around Much Anymore,â€ â€œDon’t Sit Under the Appletree,â€ â€œLittle Brown Jug,â€ “Stompin’ at the Savoy,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Eager Beaver,” “Johnson Rag,” “Racing the Moon,” “Two O’Clock Jump,”Â “Don’t Be That Way” and â€œI’m Getting Sentimental Over You.â€
We are hoping that this summer brings us great weather and great outdoor concerts, and Stanton's knows that finding the perfect piece to compliment your concert program is crucial to success! For more ideas, read our earlier posts, Community Bands Go to the Movies and Community Band Features Part 2: Broadway Music.