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Wind Band Literature takes a close look at the best of the wind band repertoire, from chamber music to huge symphonic works, from beginning band to professional level. It is not a comprehensive repertoire site, but rather a collection of resources compiled and created by conductor Andy Pease.  These are tools to share with students and colleagues to help enhance understanding of what makes the music we play so powerful and meaningful to us.


This season’s featured content:

Happening at Ironwood High School:


State Festival, April 29, and Spring Concert, May 10:

Concert Band:

Lexington March – Karl King, arr. Swearingen

Chorale and Shaker Dance – John Zdechlik

Burlesco for Band – Timothy Broege

Wind Ensemble:

The Trombone King – Karl King, arr. Paynter

Melodious Thunk – David Biedenbender

Sun Dance – Frank Ticheli

Small Ensemble Concert, February 23:

First Suite in E-flat – Gustav Holst

Area Festival, March 2:

Concert Band:

The Thunderer – John Philip Sousa

Simple Gifts – Frank Ticheli

Wind Ensemble:

His Honor – Henry Fillmore

Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo – Malcolm Arnold

Parade of Bands, January 28, featuring combined performances with elementary school bands:

Affirmation – William Owens

Alpha Squadron – Greg Hillis

Lightning! – Todd Stalter

Nottingham Castle – Larry Daehn

Theme from Jurassic Park – John William, arr. John Higgins

From the South Mountain Community College Band program:

April 1, 5:30pm

ACB March – John Edmondson

With Pleasure – John Philip Sousa

Black Hawk Overture – John Edmondson

May 2, 6:00pm

Pictures at an Exhibition – Modest Mussorgsky, arr. Curnow

more TBA


Coming this spring to the Sun Valley Chamber Winds:

“Bach Rearranged” – January 22, Scottsdale United Methodist Church, 7:30pm

Bach Buch – J. S. Bach/Carter Pann

Ironwood High School Small Ensemble Concert – February 23, Ironwood High School, 7:00pm

Concertino – Robert Washburn

First Suite in E-flat – Gustav Holst (combined with select Ironwood Students)

“Stravinsky – Alone No More” – April 17, Scottsdale United Methodist Church, 3:00pm

Octet for Wind Instruments – Igor Stravinsky

World Premiere – Oliver Caplan

World Premiere – Chris Lamb


Looking for a recap?  Here they are in abundance:Fall 2015Summer 2015Spring 2015Fall 2014Summer 2014Spring 2014Fall 2013Summer 2013Spring 2013Fall 2012Summer 2012,  Spring 2012Fall 2011, Summer 2011, Spring 2011,  Fall 2010.

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