Pop Tunes for Marching Band

recommended by Ken Tilger, Band Education Specialist

leon-03746118-fStarboy arr. Ishbah Cox, Grade 3-4
Recorded by The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk, here is an energetic stands tune that skillfully passes the melody from section to section. Contemporary pop music at its best.

Cheap Thrills arr. Michael Brown & Omar Carmenates, Grade 3-4
Pop singing sensation Sia took the music world by storm with her hit Cheap Thrills. Featuring a distinctive Reggae flavor and a driving pulse, this is perfect for the stands or field.

leon-03746106-fHandClap arr. Paul Murtha, Grade 2-3
Recorded by Fitz and the Tantrums, you’ll hear this catchy tune used in TV commercials as well as on the airwaves. This energetic chart is a great way to get the crowd involved with the signature hand clapping section.

Closer arr. Ishbah Cox, Grade 3-4
Here’s the popular and infectious tune recorded by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey, arranged in a driving and powerful version for the stands or field.

Stadium Jams Volume 11 arr. Jay Bocook, Grade 3-4
A dynamite collection of contemporary sounds for the stands, here are shortened versions of: Shut Up and Dance (Walk the Moon), Uma Thurman (Fall Out Boy), Fight Song (Rachel Platten), and Ex’s & Oh’s (Elle King).

Find more exciting charts for the upcoming marching season on our website, or contact us for more recommendations! Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
A former band director, Ken taught grade 5-12 band and music appreciation in both public and parochial schools in central Ohio, and joined the Stanton’s team in 2004. His iPod ranges from jazz and funk to classic and alternative rock, and symphonies.  Besides music, he geeks out on comic books, amusement parks, hockey (especially the Penguins), and all things Pittsburgh.

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