First Time Around is a level 1 piece from the First Year Charts Jazz Ensemble series designed for first year jazz ensembles. Full instrumentation includes 5 saxophones, 6 brass, and 4 rhythm parts. Reduced instrumentation is playable with 3 saxophones, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and 3 rhythm parts. Optional parts for flute, tuba, horn in F and baritone T.C./tenor sax. All solos are written out, the rhythm section parts suggest chord voicings and rhythms and guitar chord frames are provided to assist young guitarists.