News & Views Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Category: Pep Band

The Stanton’s Difference: Knowledgeable Staff 16 June, 2014

At Stanton’s, we know you have many choices when it comes to purchasing sheet music.  Over the next few weeks, we want to take the opportunity to highlight just a few of the many reasons why Stanton’s is the best place to buy music for your school, church, private studio or personal use!

Every teacher has experienced the frustration of trying to explain something musical to a non-musician.  Rest assured, that will never happen when you call Stanton’s!  All of our sales staff are college graduates with music degrees, many of whom have years of teaching experience in the classroom and/or private studio.

Want to know what key a piece is in?  The range of a trumpet part?  How difficult a piano solo is?  We will be happy to pull in-stock products for you or research to find an answer.

Our staff also spends hundreds of hours each year listening to all the new releases from countless different publishers.  We select the best of each catalog to become Stanton’s “Top Choices.”  Different from publishers interested in promoting certain products or composers, we make our selections with YOU in mind.  Our staff chooses quality literature to help you make the most of your teaching time and your budget dollars.

Like you, we enjoy flexing our “musical muscles.”  If you have a tricky question, call or email us with your specific needs.  Because we see so many products each year, we are able to suggest resources for almost any teacher, no matter how unusual the request.

To talk with one of the friendly members of our staff, visit us online at www.stantons.com, or give us a call at 1-800-42-MUSIC!

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Need To Organize Your Music Library? 22 May, 2014

disorganizedIs your music library a mess? Are your arrangements getting tattered, torn, dog-eared, etc.? Let Stanton’s Sheet Music help you get your music library organized with File Finder music file boxes and Musi-Dex Filing System filing envelopes.

 

       
Concert Size                9 1/2″ x 12 5/8”
Available in 5/8” (#60-1), 1” (#60-2), and 1 1/2″ (#60-3) depths.

Marching Band            5 3/4″ x 7 1/4″
Available in 1” (#40-2) and 1 1/2″ (#40-3) depths.

Octavo Size                 8 1/2″ x 11″
Available in 1″ (#80-1), 2″ (#80-2), and 3″ (80-3) depths.

 

 

Musi-Dex Filing System Envelopes                .35 each
Concert Size (F11)       11” x 14 1/2″               03770989
Marching Band (F9)     6 1/2” x 9”                    03771063
Octavo Size (F12)        9″ x 12 1/4″                 03770990

Preview the 2014 Marching Band Titles at Stantons.com! 05 May, 2014

Stanton’s Sheet Music is your source for all of the New 2014 Marching Band titles! Click on each publisher below to hear and preview their complete list of new titles, and visit our marching band page for great show planning ideas for the upcoming marching season. While you’re there, be sure to check out our new Marching Band Resources and Music Library Organization categories.

We look forward to helping you get the 2014 marching band season started on the right foot!


alfredMBAlfred Publishing 2014

Including:
Best Song Ever – One Direction
Carry On – fun.
Man of Steel Complete Show
Timber – Pitbull & Kesha
Treasure – Bruno Mars

 


arrangersMBArrangers’ Publishing 2014

Including:
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark – Fall Out Boy
On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons
Pompeii – Bastille


halleonardMBHal Leonard 2014

Including:
Applause – Lady Gaga
Happy – Pharrell
Let It Go (from Frozen) – Idina Menzel
Roar – Katy Perry
Treasure – Bruno Mars

jalenMBJalen/Matrix Publishing 2014

Including:
Attitude Dance – Tower of Power
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Poison – Bel Biv DeVoe
Welcome To the Jungle  – Guns ‘n Roses

Still Need Some New Stands Cheers? 05 September, 2013

Are you still looking for some new stands cheers for football and basketball season?  The band staff at Stanton’s is happy to suggest these two relatively new collections that are in-stock and ready to ship!

Stadium Jams, Volume 8 – Michael Jackson
arr. Jay Bocook             $55.00
This latest addition to the Stadium Jams series features four HUGE hits by Michael JacksonThriller, Billie Jean, Beat It, and Bad.

30 Second Blasters
arr. Jay Dawson & Jim Reed     $60.00
Perfect for the stands, this collection features recent R&B hits in time-out length arrangements.  Includes:  Turn Me On (David Guetta), Super Bass (Nicki Minaj), Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (Beyonce) and More (Usher).

For more great stands collections, check out the Cheers/Fight Songs/Time Outs and Pep Band Books categories on our Marching Band webpage.

80′s Rock Hits for Marching Band 24 June, 2013

It is only within the last couple of years that publishers have begun mining the wealth of pop and rock hits from the 1980s for marching band, and to great ends.  The 1980s had plenty of catchy pop hits whose characteristics have combined with modern dance beats and technology for many of today’s hits.  In addition, there were a lot of great bands including Journey and Bon Jovi, and huge solo artists like Michael Jackson. These tunes are also a perfect fit for this generation of parents who grew up in the 80s and 90s.  With the success of arrangements like The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats and A-ha’s Take On Me, it is only fitting that new titles be added to the growing 80s catalog for marching band.  Check these new charts out, and be sure to shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
arr. Doug Adams
Inspire your team and fans with this timeless rock anthem from the group Journey. Doug Adams’ easy, effective arrangement contains an optional trumpet solo before building to a stirring finish.

Master of Puppets – Metallica
arr. Jay Bocook & Omar Cermenates
From Metallica’s classic 1984 album of the same name, this monster song has been hailed as one of the greatest heavy metal tunes of all time. Unmatched for excitement and energy, this driving arrangement is sure to draw attention!

Right Round – Flo Rida; Dead or Alive
arr. Ralph Ford
One of hip-hop artist Flo Rida’s biggest hits was this catchy offering based on Dead or Alive’s 80′s pop hit.

Rock You Like a Hurricane – The Scorpions
arr. Michael Brown & Will Rapp
This driving rock tune recorded by the Scorpions in 1984 has taken on a life of its own in American pop culture and sporting events. Frequently used in TV, films and video games, the song features the familiar chorus and a relentless rock groove.

Uncontrollable Urge – Devo
arr. Michael Brown
Recorded by Devo, this frantic punk rock hit is perfect for adding excitement and energy to any sporting event. The catchy riffs and solid scoring ensure instant success!

Preview New Music from Home! 27 February, 2013

As you begin looking planning you Spring concert program, remember that you can preview music from Stanton’s before you decide to buy! We know that it’s difficult to tell if a particular piece of music will fit your needs without actually reading it through, so similar to checking things out from a library, you can “borrow” resources from our store using the “21 Day Trial” program!

piano musicEach of Stanton’s departments has slightly different guidelines about what/how many items can be sent on “21 Day Trial,” but in general we can send printed sheet music that is currently in stock. You can request items for trial by phone, email, fax, online or in person—any of the ways that you can place a regular order—but make sure that you specify “21 Day Trial.” You can list the music you’d like to peruse, or you can give us some specifications (like “Patriotic easy piano solos,” “SSA choral music on the theme of friendship,” or “new publications for 8th grade jazz band”) and Stanton’s knowledgeable staff will find some suggestions for you!

We require account or credit card information so that if you choose to keep the music we can charge you accordingly, or return the music within 21 days of your invoice date and you’ll never be charged! (You’ll just have to pay return shipping to get the music back to us.)

Contact us now to request your trial, and then you won’t have to rush around once you’re done with Contest or back from Spring break!

OSU Fight Song! 16 August, 2012

“Across the Field” is OSU’s football fight song (Sometimes people call it “Fight the Team”.) It was composed by William Doughtery–a student–who wrote it as a pep song for a pep rally for the 1915 Illinois game.

The sheet for “Across the Field” was in print through Morris Music for many years, but has not been printed as a sheet for a long time. It is now available in print and included in a collection of college fight songs called “34 Hit Parade Extras, College Songs on Parade“. It is also in a book of college fight songs called “College Songs for School Bands” in condensed score form, so it can be played on the piano.

As a curiosity, an image of another Dougherty football song, from 1929, has been included. It was published by The Ohio State University Association. The song never caught on; it is not as melodic as “Across the Field”, and the words are not as appealing.

Did you know?… 27 July, 2012

At Stanton’s Sheet Music, we vicariously help teach your students with you! It’s true…We look through hundreds of new titles every summer and choose the select few that we would use if we were teaching.  These are the titles we share with you in our promotions on-line and in the mail.

So if you are thinking:
“Why should I spend my time looking at Stanton’s promotions?”
It’s because:
• Stanton’s Staff has already spent hours looking at and listening to hundreds of new titles.
• They have picked pieces at all levels that they would use if they were teaching.
• Their aim is to make your life easier and to help you succeed.

And if you are thinking:
“Why is Stanton’s Staff qualified to make these recommendations?”
It’s because:
• Stanton’s Staff is made up of college-trained musicians.
• Some of them have taught in the public schools and many teach privately.
• They know what has proven to be successful for Stanton’s customers over the years.

And if you are thinking:
“Why did Stanton’s Staff pick these particular pieces to recommend to me?”
It’s because:
Stanton’s only selects pieces that they believe are
• The most educationally valid
• The best sounding
• The most highly programmable

So if you are thinking:
“I can’t go wrong with Stanton’s Choices!”
It’s because:
• You’re right!

Digitally Download Sheet Music 01 March, 2012

Do you ever need sheet music in a big hurry?  Check out Stanton’s Digital Delivery to browse our digital sheet music library. There are pop songs, Broadway songs, sacred songs, guitar tabs, and much more!

You’ll need to download a free Scorch program that allows you to see the first page of each song you look up, and it allows you to print on your own printer.  Many songs can also be transposed to whatever key you need! Just pay with a credit card, download and print.

This service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Happy browsing!

Get a real, LIVE person on the phone! 30 January, 2012

We’re always talking about our knowledgeable staff—you’ll find that very phrase on much of our printed advertising, as well as on our website. Stanton’s sales staff is separated into departments to ensure that each staff member is well informed about a specific area of the wide variety of music that we carry. So when you call and ask about music for trumpet, you’ll be speaking with someone who has first-hand knowledge of repertoire, not just a phone operator with no musical experience. Here’s what you’ll find in each department:

CHORAL DEPARTMENT (ex. 1)
Church Choral Music
School Choral Music
Elementary Classroom Music
Classical Solo Vocal
Handbell

BAND DEPARTMENT (ex. 2)
Concert Band
Marching Band
Jazz Ensemble
Orchestra
Solos for all concert instruments
Instrumental Method Books
Music Software/Technology

POP/KEYBOARD (ex. 3)
Sacred & Secular Piano
Organ
Piano Method Books
Popular/Broadway Solo Vocal
Contemporary Christian Vocal
Guitar Solos and Methods
Music for Folk Instruments

BILLING AND ACCOUNTS (ex. 4)

You can direct emails to the exact department you need by clicking the links above, or press the appropriate extension when you call 1-800-42-MUSIC (1-800-426-8742). If you’re unsure of which department to choose, we’re always happy to direct you to whoever can best address your needs; press “0″ to have your call directed, or send a general email. At Stanton’s, it is important to us that you receive the most educated answers to your questions and the finest music recommendations.

Are You Ready for Basketball Season? 19 November, 2011

Things have finally calmed down from the long marching band season, your concert band is beginning to lose its ‘outdoor sound', and your holiday program is starting to come together, BUT basketball season is right around the corner.  Never fear, the band staff at Stanton's has what you need for a successful pep band season from collections of complete song arrangements perfect for quarter breaks and halftime (Stanton's recommends Classic Rock Hits, Jock Jams Super Book, Stadium Hit Mix, and The Ultimate Collection) to groups of cheers and ‘shorties' ideal for timeouts.  Visit our marching band webpage for more ideas, and order online or give us a call: 1-800-426-8742!

Hal Leonard & Arrangers' Publishing Marching Band Audio Now Available! 28 April, 2011

Stanton’s is pleased to announce that recordings for the 2011 new marching band titles from Hal Leonard and Arrangers’ Publishing are now available at Stanton’s Listening Library.

Offerings from Hal Leonard this year include recent hits from Glee (JumpVan Halen, The Safety DanceMen Without Hats, and Dream OnAerosmith), compete shows including Coldplay, Henry Mancini, and Jersey Boys, as well as additional selections from The Beatles (Get Back, Paperback Writer, Let It Be) and Journey (Open Arms, Any Way You Want It/Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ mash-up).

From Arrangers’ Publishing we have two complete shows:  A Touch of Buble, and The Sound of Music, as well as more smokin’ arrangements of current pop titles including Born This Way by Lady Gaga, We R Who We R and Your Love is My Drug by Ke$ha, and All American Nightmare by alternative rock band HinderCee Lo Green‘s Forget You was nominated for both “Song of the Year” and “Record of the Year” honors at this year’s Grammy Awards – the Stanton’s staff feels that it will win “Marching Band Tune of the Year”!  Rounding out the Arrangers’ set is a perfect stands selection – Twisted Sister‘s We’re Not Gonna Take It.

Visit the marching band Show Planning pages at Stantons.com and Stanton’s Listening Library to get a jump on your planning and ordering for the 2011 marching season, and use the following links if you missed our Alfred & Matrix/Jalen marching band preview and to follow Stanton’s marching band news.

Stanton's Travels Continue! 01 February, 2011

After our trips to Rochester, Grand Rapids and Cincinnati, Stanton’s has one more stop on our convention circuit – next week we’ll be heading to Louisville for the Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference!

In Louisville, you’ll find us in the exhibition hall under the big, blue Stanton’s balloon. Stop by for all your music needs, or to give us a good restaurant recommendation! Contact us this week if you have any special requests for the music we’ll choose to fill our large booth.

Oh How I Wish Again that I was in Michigan 19 January, 2011

Stanton's Sheet Music is heading to the Michigan Music Conference today. Stanton’s attended this conference for the first time last year, in 2010, and we’ve been anxious to return! We have been so pleased to help music educators in the state of Michigan, and always enjoy meeting those customers face-to-face. We'll be bringing a full selection of sheet music for Solo & Ensemble, Choral, Elementary Music, Concert Band, Jazz and Orchestra, along with some of the newest publications for music educators and college music majors. You shouldn't have trouble finding us-we'll be under the big blue Stanton's balloon flying in the exhibition hall!

Stanton's <3's NY! 02 December, 2010

Stanton’s Sheet Music woke up in Rochester, NY this morning for the annual NYSSMA Winter Conference. We’ve loaded up our “Sheet Music Specialists,” along with some of the best materials for band, choir, classroom music, orchestra and more, and brought it directly to our many New York devotees.

If you’re at the convention today–please stop by our booth and say “hello.” You’ll find us under the big blue Stanton’s balloon in the exhibit hall!

We don't need no stinkin' wires!!! 04 November, 2010

That’s right, free WIFI for Stanton’s Sheet Music customers! Bring your wireless device right into the store and log on. You’re thinking, “that’s all well and good but now what?” Well, here’s the really cool thing! We’re very proud of the vast quantity of sound files (36,297 at last count) in our listening library. Our customers can now shop anywhere in the store and listen to the musical arrangement they happen to be looking at! Plug your earbuds into your iPhone, iPad or Android, log on to the free WIFI and you’re good to go! No more waiting in line to use the CD player, cassette tape player or the turntable (turntable - what the heck is a turntable!!!).

Stanton’s Sheet Music… always on the cutting edge!

OSU favorite, “Hang on Sloopy!” 01 October, 2010

Hang on Sloopy, a favorite song among Buckeye fans, was written by Wes Farrell and Bert Russell. The McCoys originally performed the song  and it  hit #1 on the charts in October of 1965.  The song is named for Dorothy Sloop, an entertainer in her own right.  Several bands have played this song over the years. It was first played by the OSU marching band on October 9, 1965 during a home game against Illinois. John Tatgenhorst–a band member–arranged the song for the band and convinced the director to play it.  It became such a favorite that it is played before the 4th quarter of every game.

Hang on Sloopy is included in a the “Songs of the 60′s” collection from Hal Leonard,  and is also available for digital download as a single. A recording of the OSU marching band playing Hang on Sloopy  is available from Stanton’s on three different CD’s:  “Buckeye Brass,” “I Wanna Go Back,” and “Pride of the Buckeyes.”

O-H!…Five-O? 22 September, 2010

To help celebrate the series premire of “Hawaii Five-O,” CBS is sponsoring “Marching Band Mania,” a competition for collegiate marching bands. Stanton’s was thrilled to learn that one of the entrants is from Central Ohio–the Otterbein University Cardinal Marching Band has put together a fantastic rendition of the “Hawaii Five-O” theme song!

The winning marching band is awarded $25,000 for their program, so help Stanton’s support them by casting your vote daily!

New!! The Ultimate Collection for Marching and Pep Band 19 August, 2010

Pep band collection books are a great way to get the most bang for your buck when buying stands music for football and basketball season.  Most collections have 8-12 full-length arrangements of popular rock and pop tunes that work great for quarter and halftime breaks and can easily be excerpted for time-outs.

Stanton’s is pleased to present The Ultimate Collection for Marching and Pep Band from Alfred Publishing.  This new collection is a nice blend of 10 classic and contemporary hits that’ll rock the stands and that your band will enjoy!  Titles include: Blitzkrieg Bop; What’d I Say?; Cupid; Gimme Some Lovin’; Great Balls of Fire; (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction; Shake, Rattle and Roll; Sunshine of Your Love; When a Man Loves a Woman; and Hot Stuff. 

The conductor’s score may be taken on 21-day trial.  The score and part books can be ordered here, or give us a call at 1-800-426-8742!  For more pep band collection options click here.