Band Expressions™, Book One: Student Edition

Band Expressions™, Book One: Student Edition

By Robert W. Smith, Susan L. Smith, Michael Story, Garland E. Markham, and Richard C. Crain with contributions from Linda J. Gammon and James Campbell Level: 1 available in SmartMusicavailable in SmartMusic Item: 00-EMCB1008CD

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Learning was never so much fun! If you're looking for a revolutionary band curriculum that builds solid musicianship while motivating your students to practice throughout the year, then you've found it! This full band curriculum is sound in its pedagogy, written by leading young band composers and educators, including Robert W. Smith and Michael Story. The integration of important songs from the band world, that are both familiar and fun to play, is one of the stellar aspects of this course.

Throughout the book, students experience music from a veritable "who's who" list of great band composers. They'll discover the musical contributions of Percy Grainger, Gustav Holst, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, John Williams and John Philip Sousa as well as classical composers. Some of the notable features include:
A wonderful variety of melodies that span various styles and periods, including many popular themes students will know:
-A 96-track CD in each student book spans exercises throughout the lesson book
-Professional accompaniments in diverse styles keep practice fun
-A comprehensive score with related activities and supplementary lesson ideas
-A DVD that complements the content of the lesson and offers short clips that are perfect for recruitment purposes
-Historical notes on some of the most notable composers of band music
-A percussion book that exposes students to performing more than 25 different instruments
-Develop compositional skills, music reading skills, and learn the correlation between art and music
-Includes 9 full band pieces written by Michael Story and Robert W. Smith
-A teacher CD that includes wonderful listening opportunities for the students.

Your students will love playing along with the CD accompaniment tracks! And, for the director the Teacher's Resource Kit provides a comprehensive score makes lesson planning easy and enjoyable. Related activities, supplementary lesson ideas, curriculum planning information and much, much more are offered to assist and inspire you. This title is available in SmartMusic.


Title Composer
'S Wonderful George Gershwin (contributor); Ira Gershwin (contributor)
Anchors Aweigh Alfred H. Miles (contributor); Chas. A. Zimmermann (contributor)
Augie's Great Municiple Band John Williams (contributor)
Bang the Drum All Day Todd Rundgren (contributor)
Batman Theme Neal Hefti (composer)
Catch a Falling Star Paul Vance (contributor); Lee Pockriss (contributor)
Celebration Kool & The Gang (contributor)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Richard Sherman (contributor); Robert Sherman (contributor)
Doo Wah Diddy Diddy Jeff Barry (contributor); Ellie Greenwich (contributor)
Duke's Place (a/k/a C Jam Blues) Duke Ellington (contributor); Ruth Roberts (contributor); Bill Katz (contributor); Bob Thiele (contributor)
Feliz Navidad Jose Feliciano (contributor)
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue Ray Henderson (composer); Sam M. Lewis (lyricist); Joe Young (lyricist)
Happy Birthday to You Mildred Hill (contributor); Patty Hill (contributor)
The Hey Song Gary Glitter (contributor); Mike Leander (contributor)
The Hey Song Gary Glitter (contributor); Mike Leander (contributor)
I Got Rhythm George Gershwin (contributor); Ira Gershwin (contributor)
It Don't Mean a Thing Duke Ellington (contributor); Irving Mills (contributor)
Jingle Bell Rock Joe Beal (composer); Jim Boothe (composer)
Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree Marion Sinclair (composer)
Matchmaker Sheldon Harnick (contributor); Jerry Bock (contributor)
The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down Cliff Friend (contributor); Dave Franklin (contributor)
Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) Paul Leka (composer); Gary DeCarlo (composer); Dale Frashuer (composer)
Over the Rainbow (from "The Wizard of Oz") Harold Arlen (composer); E. Y. Harburg (lyricist)
Over the Rainbow (from "The Wizard of Oz") Harold Arlen (composer); E. Y. Harburg (lyricist)
Over There
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin (composer)
Royal Fireworks Music Sandra Dackow (contributor)
Satin Doll (Instrumental) Duke Ellington (contributor)
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You David Mook (contributor); Ben Raleigh (contributor)
Summertime George Gershwin (contributor); Ira Gershwin (contributor); Dubose Heyward (contributor); Dorothy Heyward (contributor)
Sunrise, Sunset Sheldon Harnick (contributor); Jerry Bock (contributor)
The Chicken Dance Terry Rendall (contributor); Werner Thomas (contributor); Paul Parnes (contributor)
Theme from Ice Castles Marvin Hamlisch (contributor); Carole Bayer Sager (contributor)
Theme from Jaws John Williams (contributor)
There's No One Exactly Like Me Betty Ann Ramseth (contributor)
Winter Wonderland Felix Bernard (composer); Dick Smith (lyricist)
Wipe Out The Surfaris (contributor)
Woodchopper's Ball Joe Bishop (contributor); Woody Herman (contributor)
Woodchopper's Ball (C Version) Joe Bishop (contributor); Woody Herman (contributor)

Additional Information

Series: Band Expressions
Arranged by: Linda J. Gammon, James Campbell
Author: Robert W. Smith, Susan L. Smith, Michael Story, Garland E. Markham, Richard C. Crain
Instrument: Saxophone
Format: Book & CD
Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone
Page Count: 56
Item Number: 00-EMCB1008CD
ISBN 10: 0-7579-1806-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-7579-1806-3
UPC: 654979070382

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