More Patriotic Music for Band! Friday, February 25, 2011
Few things are as inspirational at a Concert Band Spring Concert as a well-written and well-played patriotic piece at any grade level, especially since our country has so many men and women in combat around the world. Bring tears to your audience’s eyes and pride to their hearts as they rise to their feet with:
AMERCIA: THE SPIRIT LIVES ON arr. Doulas Wagner, Grade 2.5
Includes: Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee) and Battle Hymn of the Republic. Perfect as a young band concert opener or rousing finale, you can do it with your choir for an even more powerful statement.
ARMED FORCES: THE PRIDE OF AMERICA arr. Larry Clark and Greg Gilpin, Grade 3
All five armed forces songs are featured, introduced by narration, and the inspiring finale combines audience recitation of “The Pledge of Allegiance” with The Star-Spangled Banner for a truly moving experience. String parts included and optional choral parts available.
AMERICAN SALUTE Morton Gould/Douglas Wagner, Grade 3.5
A cornerstone of American patriotic band literature, expertly adapted for increased accessibility while preserving all the character and bravura of the original. Morton Gould’s brilliant fantasy on When Johnny Comes Marching Home should be part of every student’s band experience.