Free Music for School/Training Band

The music on this page is available FREE to all School and Training Bands.

 

Scored for 3 Bb instruments (optional BC parts and 3rd Eb part) plus an "easy" Bb part, Eb Horn (optional F part), Eb Bass (TC) and simple percussion.

The 1st part carries the melody and the remaining parts are as simple as possible, often using only 2 notes. There is some fingering for accidentals (trombone positions underneath).

An Mp3 file is included with each download.

 

Some more (slightly) harder pieces at the bottom of the list including "Highland Farewell", "Heroes" and "Shine Jesus, Shine".

 

When your band has outgrown these easy pieces try them on something from my Brass Band page, these pieces are scored for mixed ability groups and mostly work with smaller bands (with or without percussion).

 

If you find this music useful please consider making a small donation to the Mbale District Schools Band in Uganda.  You can donate via Paypal to ugive2uganda1@aol.com

 

When The Saints.  Easy arrangement of the popular Jazz Tune/Spiritual.

Download "WhenThe Saints" here.

 

Guava Guy.  A distant cousin of "Watermelon Man" - based on Herbie Hancock's famous jazz tune.

The 1st part is a little harder, about ABRSM Grade 3.

Download "Guava Guy"  here.

 

Wenceslas.  A VERY easy arrangement of this popular carol.  There is an optional solo part which could be used on the repeat to add extra colour. No "easy" part with this as Bb 2 and Bb 3 are both suitable for the earliest beginners.

Download "Wenceslas"  here.

 

Silent Night.  A VERY easy arrangement of this popular carol.  Download "Silent Night"  here.

 

We Three Kings.  A nice easy arrangement of this popular carol. have fun with the pauses - see how long you can hold them!!! 

Download "We Three Kings"  here.

 

Hark, The Herald Angels Sing. Another easy arrangement of a classic carol.

Download "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing" here.

 

Mbale Magic. A little harder than the other arrangements, this has an independent Trombone/Euphonium part and a harder horn part (optional easy Eb part too). Percussion is essential although exactly what you use and what they do is up to you !!!!

Download "Mbale Magic" here.

 

Another Day. An easy version of my popular cornet solo. A little harder than the other arrangements, this can be played as a cornet/trombone/euphonium solo or as a band piece.  No easy Bb part as the 2nd and 3rd are easy. Drum kit part included although not essential. If you don' have a drummer try using just a tambourine to give a "pop" feel.

Download "Another Day" here.

 

Hymn for St. Jim. Starts as a simple hymn tune and then on the second time through it akes on a "pop" feel. Simple syncopation and changing rhythms in the lower parts make this a little more challenging. Drum kit part included although not essential. If you don' have a drummer try using just a tambourine to give a "pop" feel.

Download "Hymn for St. Jim" here.

 

Highland Farewell. Based on the old old Scottish tune "Will Ye No Come Back Again" this is in the style of Highland Cathedral. 

Scored for Junior Band with more independent parts than the pieces above.

Download  "Highland Farewell"  here.  Includes optional parts for F Horns and low brass (BC).

Audio file here.

 

Heroes. This could be a Movie Theme (I wish) - we all have our favourite Heroes (mine are the caramel ones) here.

 

Shine, Jesus, Shine. This very popular upbeat hymn is published here with kind permission of the composer/copyright owner in an arrangement suitable for junior bands or smaller bands. Suitable for use in church or on the bandstand.  here.

 

 

 

When your band has outgrown these easy pieces try them on something from my Brass Band page, these pieces are scored for mixed ability groups and mostly work with smaller bands (with or without percussion).

 

If you find this music useful please consider making a small donation to the Mbale District Schools Band in Uganda.  You can donate via Paypal to ugive2uganda1@aol.com