Part of the Murphy Music Press Beginning Band Adaptable Series, Robert J. Ambrose and Mary Cogswell, editors.
Fully flexible instrumentation in 3 parts:
C Treble Instruments (Flute/Oboe)
Bb Treble Instruments (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone*, Trumpet)
Eb Treble Instruments (Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone)
F Treble Instruments (Horn – minor alterations for reduced range)
C Bass Instruments (Bassoon, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba)
*Also includes alternate Tenor Saxophone part with slightly reduced range
***Treble Clef Euphonium/Baritone players may read from Bb treble parts
Percussion (min. 3 players):
Percussion 1: Snare Drum and Bass Drum
Percussion 2: Crash Cymbals
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This piece can also be used as an opportunity to incorporate social-emotional learning (SEL) and explore how the interpersonal and inter-musical parts of band go hand in hand.