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Popular Favorites for Community Bands! Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Spring is here, and it’s time to start chosing music for this summer’s community band performances! Stanton’s recommends programming one of these popular favorites:

Hitsville U.S.A.
Arr. John Wasson, Grade 4
The title says it all! Motown’s treasury of songs has made an immeasurable impact on America’s popular music. John Wasson brings us this outstanding tribute to Berry Gordy and his incredible line-up of superstars! Includes: Baby I Need Your Lovin’, Got To Be There, I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bun), I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Living For The City, My Girl, Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand), Someday We’ll Be Together, Stop! In The Name Of Love, Superstition, and The Way You Do The Things You Do.

Music of Disneyland   
Arr. Jerry Brubaker, Grade 4
Jerry Brubaker has selected eight cherished themes that are experienced in every magical visit to Disneyland. Featuring many of the absolute classics that fill a day at the park. This medley is guaranteed to whisk you away to the Magical Kingdom. Title’s include: Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, Mickey Mouse March, Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life For Me), You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!, The Great Outdoors, The Best Time of Your Life, A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes and It's a Small World.

All Shook Up
Arr. Ted Ricketts, Grade 3
The music of Elvis Presley never grows old, but continues to find new fans with each generation. Thanks to this Broadway production, the King’s music is in the forefront once again. Featuring fresh new settings and a driving pulse throughout, this medley features the hits: “Jailhouse Rock,” “All Shook Up,” “Love Me Tender,” “C’mon Everybody,” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

Music from Glee
Arr. Ted Ricketts, Grade 3
There seems to be no stopping the popularity of the hit TV series Glee! With fresh versions of some of the biggest hits from past decades, here is a terrific medley of showstoppers featured on the first season. Includes: Don’t Stop Believin’, Alone, Sweet Caroline and You Keep Me Hangin’ On.

For more great  community band recommendations, contact Stanton’s band department!

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