As we quickly approach the end of another school year, not everything musical winds down–summer community bands are just starting up! Across the country there literally hundreds of community bands preparing concerts full of Broadway, Movies, Patriotic and Popular Music. As we look towards summer, Stanton’s is already seeing directors visiting the store looking for the perfect piece to add to their Community Band library.
Two of our all time favorite selections are Wild Westerns and The Wizard of OZ; both of these pieces will delight your audience. Another great piece is The Great Movie Marches featuring “The River Kwai March (Colonel Bogey),” “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” “Colonel Hathi’s March (From the Jungle Book),” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” If you are looking for a big movie medley try Salute to the Cinema, featuring “Singing in the Rain,” “Over the Rainbow,” “As Time Goes By,” and “A Day in the Life of a Fool.”
We are hoping that this summer brings us great weather and great outdoor concerts, and Stanton’s knows finding the perfect piece to compliment your concert program is crucial to success! Check back with us soon, as we will make our suggestions for new Broadway and Big Band pieces. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!