This series for band contains five different student books and plenty of supplemental materials. Accent on Achievement, Books 1 & 2 contain lesson materials that teach your beginning students how to play their instruments. Book 3 is arranged by key signature and features exercises and chorales in 12 major and 12 minor keys.

Accent on Ensembles contains duets, trios and quartets playable by any combination of instruments.

Accent on Achievement, Book 1 - Unique Features

Book 1 Composer List

  • Bach
  • Beethoven
    Ode to Joy from "Symphony No. 9"
  • Billings
  • Brahms
    Theme from "Symphony No. 1"
  • Clarke
    Trumpet Voluntary
  • Dvorak
    Theme from "New World Symphony"
  • Elgar
    Pomp and Circumstance
  • Foster
    Camptown Races
  • Gliere
    Russian Sailor's Dance
  • Grieg
    Morning from "Peer Gynt"
  • Handel
    Hail, the Conquering Hero
  • Haydn
    Surprise Symphony
  • Humperdinck
    Hansel and Gretel Chorale
  • Mozart
    March from "Rondo Alla Turca"
  • Offenbach
    Finale from "Orpheus" (Can-Can)
  • Rossini
    William Tell Overture
  • Sibelius
  • Sousa
    Medley: High School Cadets, Manhattan Beach
  • Strauss, J.
    Southern Roses
  • Tchaikovsky
    March Slav
  • Verdi
    Anvil Chorus from "Il Trovatore"

Book 1 Folk and World Music (by Country)

  • African - Kum Ba Yah
  • American - Amazing Grace, Donkey Round, Shoo Fly, Bile Them Cabbage Down, Skip To My Lou, Tom Dooley, On Top of Old Smoky, This Old Man, Polly Wolly Doodle, Bill Grogan's Goat, Aura Lee, Liza Jane, Long Time Ago, When the Saints Go Marching In
  • Australian - Kookaburra, Botany Bay
  • Canadian - Alouette
  • Chinese - Jasmine Flower
  • Czech - Stodola Pumpa
  • English - London Bridge, Shepherd's Hey, Hot Cross Buns
  • French - Frre Jacques, Au Claire de la Lune, On the Bridge at Avignon
  • German - Lightly Row
  • Hawaiian - Aloha Oe
  • Irish - Wearing of the Green, When Love is Kind
  • Israeli - Hatikvah
  • Italian - Carnival of Venice, Bella Bimba
  • Jamaican - Mary Ann
  • Japanese - Sakura
  • Korean - Arirang
  • Mexican - La Bamba, Las Mananitas, Chiapanecas
  • Russian - Song of the Volga Boatmen
  • Scottish - Ye Banks and Braes of Bonnie Doon
  • Ukrainian - Minka, Minka
  • Traditional - Chopsticks, The Snake Charmer, It's Raining It's Pouring, Reuben and Rachel
  • Christmas/Hanukkah - Jingle Bells, Good King Wenceslas, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Dreydl Song
  • Accent on Review: 4 pages of comprehensive review for a smooth transition from Book 1 (click on image at right to view)
  • 6 full-band arrangements
  • Chromatics and range development
  • 3/8, 6/8, changing meters
  • Timpani included in the Mallet Percussion Book
  • Advanced snare drum rudiments
  • 4 national anthems

Book 2 Composer List

  • Alford
    Colonel Bogey
  • Bach
    Now Thank We All Our God
  • Beethoven
    Theme from "Violin Concerto in D"
  • Bizet
    Habaera from "Carmen"
    March of the Toreadors
  • Dukas
    Sorcerer's Apprentice, The
  • Dvorak
    Finale from "New World Symphony"
  • Foster
    Some Folks Do
  • Gounod
    Soldier's Chorus from "Faust"
  • Grieg
    In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Handel
    Water Music
  • Herbert
    Italian Street Song
  • Joplin
    Entertainer, The
  • Mendelssohn
    Theme from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
  • Morley
    Now Is the Month of Maying
  • Mozart
    Aria from "The Marriage of Figaro"
  • Mussorgsky
    Hopak from "The Fair at Sorochinsk"
  • Offenbach
    Barcarolle from "Tales of Hoffman"
  • Rachmaninoff
    Theme from "Piano Concerto No. 2"
  • Rimsky-Korsakov
    Procession of the Nobles
  • Rossini
    Overture from "The Barber of Seville"
  • Schubert
    Theme from "Unfinished Symphony"
  • Sousa
    High School Cadets
    Thunderer, The
  • Tchaikovsky
    March from "Nutcracker"
  • Verdi
    La Donna Mobile
  • Vivaldi
    Spring from "The Four Seasons"
  • Wagner
    Bridal Chorus from "Lohengrin"
  • Ward
    America, the Beautiful

Book 2 Folk Songs and World Music

  • American Songs - Billy Boy, Erie Canal, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, The Old Brass Wagon Old Dan Tucker, Over the River and Through the Woods, The Pawpaw Patch, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Simple Gifts, The Star-Spangled Banner (National Anthem),Yankee Doodle
  • French-Canadian - Il est ne
  • French - Pat-a-pan, Triplet Song
  • German - O Tannenbaum
  • Israeli - Zum Gali Gali
  • Italian - Tarantella
  • Liberian - Sing Noel
  • Mexico - El Floron
  • Spanish - Fum, Fum, Fum
  • Sweden - Nu r det Jul Igen
  • Welsh - All Through the Night
  • Traditional - Oats, Peas, Beans, The Man on the Flying Trapeze, Merrily We Roll Along, America / God Save the Queen, Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Christmas/Hanukkah - Deck the Halls, Up on the Housetop, I Saw Three Ships

Accent on Achievement, Book 3

Book 3 has a unique format. Organized by key signature, Accent on Achievement, Book 3 is the ideal way to introduce new keys to your band. Students then gain mastery of their instruments through the performance of scales, exercises and melodies in all 12 major and 12 minor keys. Accent on Achievement, Book 3 is also written for ease of use and efficient utilization of rehearsal time, and is designed to produce the maximum technical development in the least amount of time. As a great resource for the busy band director, Book 3 may be used by upper level as well as progressing bands, serving as the "all-in-one" sourcebook for developing technically superior players.

Accent on Ensembles

This collection of music for small ensembles is great for beginning students. Any combination of instruments can play together using these books. Each book features a variety of ensembles like duets, trios, and quartets. Books 1 & 2 are directly correlated with Accent on Achievement, so your students can supplement their band class with small ensemble playing. A Christmas/Holiday ensemble book is also available.

Book 1    
Duets Correlates with
Folk Lullaby 10
Variations on a Shepherd's Tune 16
King's Trumpets, The 22
Molly Malone (Cockles & Mussels) 28
Highland March 33
Six-Note Blues 10
Lovely Evening 16
Old Joe Clark 22
Glorious things of Thee are Spoken, Haydn 28
Rondeau, Mouret 33
Overture for Four 33
Book 2    
Duets Correlates with
Give My Regards to Broadway, Cohan 10
Trumpet Tune, Purcell 15
Londonderry Air 20
De Colores 25
Dona Nobis Pacem 10
Vicksburg March 15
Stompin' Feet Blues 25
Stephen Foster Fantasy 20
Medieval Festival 30