Solo & Ensemble Festival

The Solo & Ensemble Festival is one of our most popular events. 

  • Open to All Levels of Band Students. Students will compete in one of these 3 categories: Beginners, Intermediate (2nd year students), and Advanced Students (3rd year and more) Students may participate as a soloist or in an ensemble (2-4 students)
  • Selecting Music: For Beginners music is designated in their book or you can choose from the list below. For Inter/Adv Students music is listed below.  We have sample video/audio clips for many of the songs.
  • Teachers can assist students in choosing appropriate material if asked. 
  • We will schedule students for a 15 minute block of time between the hours of 10:00-2:00. You may request a preference am/pm. 
  • All students receive a certificate and participation ribbon
  • Scores are tallied and Trophy’s and Medals are awarded for placement 
  • Trophy’s are awarded for 1st-4th place and medals for 5th-8th place for each category: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
 
Choosing Music:

Teachers can suggest music for your child. Please email a note to the instructor letting them know your child is interested and if they can help your child choose. The sooner the better. We give students a choice of levels.  The harder the level students can earn bonus points if they execute the song well. 

Drummers: There are solo Snare Drum pieces at the bottom of the download page

or choose a song to play on bells (if using “sheet music”, download flute parts)

 
How to Sign Up: Online Registration is coming soon. 
 
Sheet music for songs below not in book:

Choose a piece from the list below and then go tot he following link to download Click HERE   If your child wants to play a song not on this list, please consult with instructor to make sure it is an appropriate piece with all the criteria needed to adjudicate. 

List of Available Songs:  

with Help Videos below (Listen to many of these songs by clicking on the video Link)

 
Beginning Soloist (1st year student)

Students can receive extra bonus points for choosing a level 2 or 3 song. The harder the level the more bonus points a student can receive.

Level 1  soloist (easiest)

  • Ode to Joy (in Book)  
  • Hungarian Folk Song
  • Rockin’

Level 2  soloist (med. difficulty)

Level 3  soloist (More difficult)

To hear the song played on your instrument

: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

 
Intermediate Soloist (2nd year student) 

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

 
Advanced Level Soloist (student with more than 2 years experience) 

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Beginning Ensembles:

Level One: 

  • Rockin’ 
  • Musette (played unison with two or more players)

Level Two:

  • Hungarian Folk Song
  • America

Level Three:

  • Spring (Sheet Music) for 2-3 students
  • Pirates Medley (Sheet Music)
Intermediate Ensemble:

Level One: 

  • Spring (Sheet Music)
  • Pirates Medley (Sheet music)

Level Two:

  • Island Winds (Trio-in Book)
  • Star Wars (Duo Sheet music arrangement)
  • Tequila! (in Book)

Level Three:

  • Superfan (in book)
  • Desert March (in book)
Advanced Ensemble:

Level One:

  • Island Winds
  • Star Wars (Duo-sheet music)
  • Tequila!

Level Two:

  • Desert March (in book)
  • Superfan (in book)

Level Three:

  • Star Wars Medley (ensemble arrangement-trio)
  • Simple Gifts (sheet Music-Trio)
  • Cruella De Vil (Duo-sheet music)

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