As you begin looking at planning your Spring concert program, remember that you can preview music from Stanton’s before you decide to buy! We know that it’s difficult to tell if a particular piece of music will fit your needs without actually reading it through, so similar to checking things out from a library, you can “borrow” resources from our store using the “21 Day Trial” program!
Each of Stanton’s departments has slightly different guidelines about what/how many items can be sent on “21 Day Trial,” but in general we can send printed sheet music that is currently in stock. You can request items for trial by phone, email, fax, online or in person—any of the ways that you can place a regular order—but make sure that you specify “21 Day Trial.” You can list the music you’d like to peruse, or you can give us some specifications (like “Patriotic easy piano solos,” “SSA choral music on the theme of friendship,” or “new publications for 8th grade jazz band”) and Stanton’s knowledgeable staff will find some suggestions for you!
We require account or credit card information so that if you choose to keep the music we can charge you accordingly, or return the music within 21 days of your invoice date and you’ll never be charged! (You’ll just have to pay return shipping to get the music back to us.)
“Across the Field” is OSU’s football fight song (Sometimes people call it “Fight the Team”.) It was composed by William Doughtery–a student–who wrote it as a pep song for a pep rally for the 1915 Illinois game.
The sheet for “Across the Field” was in print through Morris Music for many years, but has not been printed as a sheet for a long time. It is now available in print and included in a collection of college fight songs called “34 Hit Parade Extras, College Songs on Parade“. It is also in a book of college fight songs called “College Songs for School Bands” in condensed score form, so it can be played on the piano.
As a curiosity, an image of another Dougherty football song, from 1929, has been included. It was published by The Ohio State University Association. The song never caught on; it is not as melodic as “Across the Field”, and the words are not as appealing.
At Stanton’s Sheet Music, we vicariously help teach your students with you! It’s true…We look through hundreds of new titles every summer and choose the select few that we would use if we were teaching. These are the titles we share with you in our promotions on-line and in the mail.
So if you are thinking:
“Why should I spend my time looking at Stanton’s promotions?”
• Stanton’s Staff has already spent hours looking at and listening to hundreds of new titles.
• They have picked pieces at all levels that they would use if they were teaching.
• Their aim is to make your life easier and to help you succeed.
And if you are thinking:
“Why is Stanton’s Staff qualified to make these recommendations?”
• Stanton’s Staff is made up of college-trained musicians.
• Some of them have taught in the public schools and many teach privately.
• They know what has proven to be successful for Stanton’s customers over the years.
And if you are thinking:
“Why did Stanton’s Staff pick these particular pieces to recommend to me?”
Stanton’s only selects pieces that they believe are
• The most educationally valid
• The best sounding
• The most highly programmable
So if you are thinking:
“I can’t go wrong with Stanton’s Choices!”
• You’re right!
Do you ever need sheet music in a big hurry? Check out Stanton’s Digital Delivery to browse our digital sheet music library. There are pop songs, Broadway songs, sacred songs, guitar tabs, and much more!
You’ll need to download a free Scorch program that allows you to see the first page of each song you look up, and it allows you to print on your own printer. Many songs can also be transposed to whatever key you need! Just pay with a credit card, download and print.
This service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Happy browsing!
We’re always talking about our knowledgeable staff—you’ll find that very phrase on much of our printed advertising, as well as on our website. Stanton’s sales staff is separated into departments to ensure that each staff member is well informed about a specific area of the wide variety of music that we carry. So when you call and ask about music for trumpet, you’ll be speaking with someone who has first-hand knowledge of repertoire, not just a phone operator with no musical experience. Here’s what you’ll find in each department:
POP/KEYBOARD (ex. 3)
Sacred & Secular Piano
Piano Method Books
Popular/Broadway Solo Vocal
Contemporary Christian Vocal
Guitar Solos and Methods
Music for Folk Instruments
BILLING AND ACCOUNTS (ex. 4)
You can direct emails to the exact department you need by clicking the links above, or press the appropriate extension when you call 1-800-42-MUSIC (1-800-426-8742). If you’re unsure of which department to choose, we’re always happy to direct you to whoever can best address your needs; press “0″ to have your call directed, or send a general email. At Stanton’s, it is important to us that you receive the most educated answers to your questions and the finest music recommendations.
Things have finally calmed down from the long marching band season, your concert band is beginning to lose its ‘outdoor sound’, and your holiday program is starting to come together, BUT basketball season is right around the corner. Never fear, the band staff at Stanton’s has what you need for a successful pep band season from collections of complete song arrangements perfect for quarter breaks and halftime (Stanton’s recommends Classic Rock Hits, Jock Jams Super Book, Stadium Hit Mix, and The Ultimate Collection) to groups of cheers and ‘shorties’ ideal for timeouts. Visit our marching band webpage for more ideas, and order online or give us a call: 1-800-426-8742!
Offerings from Hal Leonard this year include recent hits from Glee (Jump – Van Halen, The Safety Dance – Men Without Hats, and Dream On – Aerosmith), compete shows including Coldplay, Henry Mancini, and Jersey Boys, as well as additional selections from The Beatles (Get Back, Paperback Writer, Let It Be) and Journey (Open Arms, Any Way You Want It/Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ mash-up).
From Arrangers’ Publishing we have two complete shows: A Touch of Buble, and The Sound of Music, as well as more smokin’ arrangements of current pop titles including Born This Way by Lady Gaga, We R Who We R and Your Love is My Drug by Ke$ha, and All American Nightmare by alternative rock band Hinder. Cee Lo Green‘s Forget You was nominated for both “Song of the Year” and “Record of the Year” honors at this year’s Grammy Awards – the Stanton’s staff feels that it will win “Marching Band Tune of the Year”! Rounding out the Arrangers’ set is a perfect stands selection – Twisted Sister‘s We’re Not Gonna Take It.
Visit the marching band Show Planning pages at Stantons.com and Stanton’s Listening Library to get a jump on your planning and ordering for the 2011 marching season, and use the following links if you missed our Alfred & Matrix/Jalen marching band preview and to follow Stanton’s marching band news.
After our trips to Rochester, Grand Rapids and Cincinnati, Stanton’s has one more stop on our convention circuit – next week we’ll be heading to Louisville for the Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference!
In Louisville, you’ll find us in the exhibition hall under the big, blue Stanton’s balloon. Stop by for all your music needs, or to give us a good restaurant recommendation! Contact us this week if you have any special requests for the music we’ll choose to fill our large booth.
Stanton’s Sheet Music is heading to the Michigan Music Conference today. Stanton’s attended this conference for the first time last year, in 2010, and we’ve been anxious to return! We have been so pleased to help music educators in the state of Michigan, and always enjoy meeting those customers face-to-face. We’ll be bringing a full selection of sheet music for Solo & Ensemble, Choral, Elementary Music, Concert Band, Jazz and Orchestra, along with some of the newest publications for music educators and college music majors. You shouldn’t have trouble finding us–we’ll be under the big blue Stanton’s balloon flying in the exhibition hall!
Stanton’s Sheet Music woke up in Rochester, NY this morning for the annual NYSSMA Winter Conference. We’ve loaded up our “Sheet Music Specialists,” along with some of the best materials for band, choir, classroom music, orchestra and more, and brought it directly to our many New York devotees.
If you’re at the convention today–please stop by our booth and say “hello.” You’ll find us under the big blue Stanton’s balloon in the exhibit hall!