Junior High Band
Music "Winners"

1st Quarter Concert Favorites

  • 7th-Grade Beginning Band

    • Marches / Openers
      • Arch of TriumphFrank Erickson
      • Watch on YouTubeThe Victor's MarchFeldstein & O'Reilly
      • Watch on YouTubeEagle Summit MarchO'Reilly & Williams
    • Classical / Overtures
      • Watch on YouTubeTheme from the Surprise SymphonyHaydn, arr. Tyler
      • Watch on YouTubeBach Preludearr. John Kinyon
      • Watch on YouTubeChant and CelebrationFeldstein & O'Reilly
      • Watch on YouTubeChorale and AllegroFeldstein & O'Reilly
      • Watch on YouTubeMusetteBach arr. Feldstein & O'Reilly
      • Watch on YouTubeOde to JoyBeethoven arr. Feldstein & O'Reilly
      • Watch on YouTubeA Shaker Hymnarr. John O'Reilly
      • Watch on YouTubeThe Great Gate of KievMussorgsky arr. Balent
      • Battle Hymn of the RepublicHowe & Steffe arr. Eric Osterling
      • Watch on YouTubeTwo Classical FavoritesBrahms & Beethoven arr. Mark Williams
    • Fun Tunes / Closers
      • Watch on YouTubeRock, Roll, Row Your BoatGerald Sebesky
      • Watch on YouTubeAmerican MedleyFeldstein & O'Reilly
      • Watch on YouTubeLa BambaRitchie Valens arr. Paul & Teresa Jennings
  • 8th-Grade Intermediate Band

    • Marches / Openers
      • Watch on YouTubeMarch of the Irish GuardPloyhar
      • Watch on YouTubeRaiders MarchWilliams arr. Edmondson
      • IndependentiaHall arr. Osterling
      • Watch on YouTubeMarches of Americaarr. David Shaffer
      • Watch on YouTubeGuadalcanal MarchRichard Rogers arr. James Curnow
      • Watch on YouTubeColonel BogeyAlford arr. Andrew Balent
      • Watch on YouTubeEverybody Loves a MarchSousa arr. James Ployhar
      • Watch on YouTubeAmericans WeFillmore arr. Balent
    • Classical / Overtures
      • Watch on YouTubeClassics on the MarchSandy Feldstein
      • Watch on YouTubeCimarron OvertureMark Williams
      • Watch on YouTubeA Haydn ClassicHaydn arr. Swearingen
      • Watch on YouTubeInvictaSwearingen
      • Watch on YouTubeThe Phantom of the OperaWebber & Hart arr. Nowak
      • Watch on YouTubeJefferson County OvertureJohn O'Reilly
      • Watch on YouTubeThe Barber of Seville OvertureRossini arr. Mitchell Bender
      • Watch on YouTubeMarch SlavTchaikowsky arr. Ployhar
      • Watch on YouTubeRussian Sailor's DanceTchaikowsky arr. Ployhar
      • Hymn & FantasiaDel Borgo
      • Watch on YouTubeEine Kleine Nachtmusik (First Movement)Mozart arr. Balent
    • Fun Tunes / Closers
      • Watch on YouTubeThe Addams FamilyMizzy arr. Marshall
      • Watch on YouTubeMission ImpossibleMenken arr. Lavender
      • Watch on YouTubeDr. ROCKensteinarr. Steve Hodges
      • Watch on YouTubeWyndham VariationsJames Swearingen
  • 9th-Grade Advanced Band

    • Marches / Openers
      • Watch on YouTube76 TrombonesWillson, arr. Jennings
      • Brighton BeachLatham
      • Watch on YouTubeMidway MarchJohn Williams arr. Moss
      • Watch on YouTubeMickey Mouse MarchDodd arr. Jennings
    • Classical / Overtures
      • Watch on YouTubePark Street CelebrationJames Swearingen
      • Watch on YouTubeBattle Hymn of the Republicarr. Higgins
      • Watch on YouTubeSymphony #9 (From the New World)Dvorak arr. Curnow
      • Watch on YouTubeProcession of the SardarIppolitov-Ivanov arr. Custer
      • Watch on YouTubeThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeDukas arr. Curnow
      • AventuraJames Swearingen
      • Watch on YouTubeShaker VariantsElliot del Borgo
      • Watch on YouTubePeer Gynt Suite #1Grieg arr. Curnow
      • Watch on YouTubeAndrew Lloyd Weber in Concertarr. Sweeney
      • Watch on YouTubeAmerican Collagearr. Michael Story
      • Watch on YouTubeThe Legend of Danny Boyarr. Swearingen
    • Fun Tunes / Closers
      • Watch on YouTubeJohn Williams in Concertarr. Lavender
      • Watch on YouTubeThings That Go Bump in the Nightarr. Bocook
      • Watch on YouTubeMarch from 1941John Williams arr. Lavender
      • Watch on YouTubeBill Bailey Just Won't Go HomeLarry Neeck
      • Watch on YouTubeMusic from "Batman"Elfman, Prince arr. Jennings
      • Watch on YouTubePirates of the CaribbeanKlaus Badelt arr. Ted Ricketts
      • Watch on YouTubeStar Wars / Raiders MarchJohn Williams arr. Lavender
  • Jazz Band

    • Swing / Openers
      • Watch on YouTubeC Jam BluesEllington arr. Cook
      • Watch on YouTubeSing, Sing, SingPrima arr. Cook
      • Watch on YouTubeSecret Agent ManP. F. Sloan arr. O'Reilly and Williams
      • Watch on YouTubeHog Squeelin', Rip Snortin', Belly Achin' BluesSweeney
      • Watch on YouTubeOh, Lady Be GoodGershwin arr. Ralph Ford
      • Watch on YouTubeCharlestonMack & Johnson arr. Nowak
      • Watch on YouTubeSurfin' USABerry & Wilson arr. Nowak
      • Watch on YouTubeShake, Rattle, and RollCalhoun arr. Nowak
      • Watch on YouTubeEvil WaysSonny Henry arr. Ralph Ford
    • Ballads / etc.
      • Watch on YouTubeLadyRichie arr. Norred
      • Saving All My Love for YouMasser arr. Lavender
      • Almost Over YouKimball arr. Richardson
      • Watch on YouTubeTears In HeavenClapton & Jennings arr. Berry
      • What a Wonderful WorldWeiss & Thiele arr. Rick Stitzel
      • Watch on YouTubeAll the Things You AreJerome Kern arr. Mike Lewis
      • Watch on YouTubeTheme from New York, New YorkEbb and Kander arr. Phillippe
      • Watch on YouTubeSomewhere Out ThereMann and Weil arr. Nowak
    • Fun Tunes / Closers
      • Watch on YouTubeMalaguenaLecuona arr. Nowak
      • Watch on YouTubeJohnny B. GoodeBerry arr. Nowak
      • Watch on YouTubeThe Final CountdownTempest arr. Lavender
      • Watch on YouTubeWipe OutThe Surfaris arr. Norred
      • Watch on YouTubeBarbara AnnFassert arr. Nowak
      • Watch on YouTubeCrocodile RockJohn arr. Nowak
      • Watch on YouTubeJailhouse RockLeiber & Stoller arr. Nowak
      • Watch on YouTubeCan't Buy Me LoveLennon & McCartney arr. Nowak
      • Watch on YouTubeTequilaRio arr. Sweeney
      • Watch on YouTubeRevenge of the Chili PepperDoug Beach arr. George Shutack
      • California Dreamin'Phillips arr. Nowak
      • Watch on YouTubeCellular BonesClark
      • Watch on YouTubeChameleonMason, Maupin, Jackson & Hancock arr. Sweeney
      • Watch on YouTube25 or 6 to 4Lamm arr. Blair
      • Watch on YouTubeGet HappyArlen & Koehler arr. Ralph Ford

Video Disclaimer

The attached videos are not perfect examples of how each tune should be played. They are recordings of junior high students, some of whom have had their instruments for only a few months. Also, they are not professional recordings. They were taken by band parents using home equipment and naturally focusing on their own children.

I include them for two reasons: (1) To give you an idea of what the arrangements are like, and (2) To illustrate the kind of performance you can expect from your junior high students.