Solo & Ensemble Festival

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

The results are in. Please make sure we haver spelled your child’s name correctly. We will be sending out in the mail certificates, the official score card, and a participation ribbon to all students who participated by next Monday.  

Medals will be order by this Friday and depending on the manufacturer I use it may take 2-3 weeks to get these under the current circumstances. 

We want to thank everyone who participated. We had over 80 students participate. We feel this event was a huge success. Thank you parents for supporting our program. We feel every child was a winner by participating. 

 

Bay Area Medal Winners

Oregon Medal placements

 

The emphasis of this event is about the experience and getting feedback from the staff (adjudicators) not so much for the competitive aspect.  However, some students like the competition aspect and the idea of achieving a merit award. 

• Open to All Band Students

• Choose to do a solo 

• Teachers will assist students in choosing appropriate material

• Music is either in their book or on this page for download. We have sample video clips for many of the songs. 

• We will schedule students for a 20 minute block of time. We suggest your child warm up at least 15 minutes prior to performance time.

• At least one parent must be present. We will be using Zoom and you may have the ability to record this performance so you can share later with others if you like. No downloading of software is necessary. 

• Students will be adjudicated during that time block and parents are encouraged to sit in and hear what the adjudicators have to say. This is a very informal format and students receive valuable feedback. 

• All students receive a certificate and participation ribbon(mailed to them)

• Scores are tallied and Medals are awarded for placement which will be sent directly to students after being custom manufactured.  

Medals for 1st -8th place for each category: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
 
About Choosing Music:

Teachers can suggest music for your child. Please send a note to the instructor letting them know your child is interested and if they can help your child choose. The sooner the better. 

There are 3 levels in each category from lowest to highest. If a child does well in a level 2 or 3 piece they can earn added bonus points. 

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

 

Music List and Sheet Music Downloads to choose from. Choose a piece from the list below and then  Click HERE   to go to the page for downloading if the piece is NOT in the book. 
Beginner Solo (Listen to many of these songs by clicking on the video Link)

Level 1 (easiest)

Ode to Joy (in Book)  

Level 2 (med. difficulty)

Monday Blues (in Book): Video Listen and help 

Song by Mozart and Variations (in Book):  Video Listen and help

Level 3 (More difficult)

Pirates of the Caribbean:  Video Listen and help

                     Video Listen of individual instruments: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

Easy Street (in Book): Video Listen and help

Musette (in Book): Video Listen and help

Intermediate Level (2nd year students) Solo

Level 1

Pirates of the Caribbean (sheet music): Video Listen: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

Grand Old Flag (sheet music): Video Listen: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

Level 2

Russian Folk Song (sheet music): Video Listen: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

Level 3

Star Wars (sheet music): Video Listen: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

Advanced Level (students with more than 2 years experience) Solo

Level 1

Simple Gifts (sheet music): Video Listen: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

Star Wars (sheet music): Video Listen: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

Level 2

Cruella De Vil (sheet music): Video Listen: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

Minuet by Bach (sheet music): Video Listen: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

Level 3

Imperial March/Star Wars (in Book)

Pirates of the Caribbean (Book version)

Theme from Raiders Of the Lost Ark (sheet music): Video Listen: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone


Beginner Ensemble List  (for 2021 festival)

Level 1

Rockin’ (in Book)

Hungarian Folk Song (in Book)

Level 2

Spring (sheet music)

Level 3

Pirates of the Caribbean (sheet music)

Intermediate Ensemble: (for 2021 festival)

Level 1

Spring (sheet music)

Old Joe Clark (sheet music)

Level 2

Pirates of the Caribbean (sheet music)

Level 3

Star Wars (sheet music)

Advanced Ensemble (for 2021 festival)

Level 1

Hedwigs Theme (sheet music)

Star Wars (Duo-sheet music)

Simple Gifts (trio-sheet music)

Level 2

Pirates of the Caribbean (sheet music-more difficult version)

Lion Sleeps Tonight (sheet music)

Level 3

Star Wars (sheet music-more difficult version)

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

The results are in. Please make sure we haver spelled your child’s name correctly. We will be sending out in the mail certificates, the official score card, and a participation ribbon to all students who participated by next Monday.  

Medals will be order by this Friday and depending on the manufacturer I use it may take 2-3 weeks to get these under the current circumstances. 

We want to thank everyone who participated. We had over 80 students participate. We feel this event was a huge success. Thank you parents for supporting our program. We feel every child was a winner by participating. 

 

Bay Area Medal Winners

Oregon Medal placements

 

The emphasis of this event is about the experience and getting feedback from the staff (adjudicators) not so much for the competitive aspect.  However, some students like the competition aspect and the idea of achieving a merit award. 

• Open to All Band Students

• Choose to do a solo 

• Teachers will assist students in choosing appropriate material

• Music is either in their book or on this page for download. We have sample video clips for many of the songs. 

• We will schedule students for a 20 minute block of time. We suggest your child warm up at least 15 minutes prior to performance time.

• At least one parent must be present. We will be using Zoom and you may have the ability to record this performance so you can share later with others if you like. No downloading of software is necessary. 

• Students will be adjudicated during that time block and parents are encouraged to sit in and hear what the adjudicators have to say. This is a very informal format and students receive valuable feedback. 

• All students receive a certificate and participation ribbon(mailed to them)

• Scores are tallied and Medals are awarded for placement which will be sent directly to students after being custom manufactured.  

Medals for 1st -8th place for each category: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
 
About Choosing Music:

Teachers can suggest music for your child. Please send a note to the instructor letting them know your child is interested and if they can help your child choose. The sooner the better. 

There are 3 levels in each category from lowest to highest. If a child does well in a level 2 or 3 piece they can earn added bonus points. 

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

 

Music List and Sheet Music Downloads to choose from. Choose a piece from the list below and then  Click HERE   to go to the page for downloading if the piece is NOT in the book. 
Beginner Solo (Listen to many of these songs by clicking on the video Link)

Level 1 (easiest)

Ode to Joy (in Book)  

Level 2 (med. difficulty)

Monday Blues (in Book): Video Listen and help 

Song by Mozart and Variations (in Book):  Video Listen and help

Level 3 (More difficult)

Pirates of the Caribbean:  Video Listen and help

                     Video Listen of individual instruments: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

Easy Street (in Book): Video Listen and help

Musette (in Book): Video Listen and help

Intermediate Level (2nd year students) Solo

Level 1

Pirates of the Caribbean (sheet music): Video Listen: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

Grand Old Flag (sheet music): Video Listen: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

Level 2

Russian Folk Song (sheet music): Video Listen: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

Level 3

Star Wars (sheet music): Video Listen: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

Advanced Level (students with more than 2 years experience) Solo

Level 1

Simple Gifts (sheet music): Video Listen: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

Star Wars (sheet music): Video Listen: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

Level 2

Cruella De Vil (sheet music): Video Listen: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

Minuet by Bach (sheet music): Video Listen: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone

Level 3

Imperial March/Star Wars (in Book)

Pirates of the Caribbean (Book version)

Theme from Raiders Of the Lost Ark (sheet music): Video Listen: Flute/bells  Clarinet  Sax  Trumpet  Trombone


Beginner Ensemble List  (for 2021 festival)

Level 1

Rockin’ (in Book)

Hungarian Folk Song (in Book)

Level 2

Spring (sheet music)

Level 3

Pirates of the Caribbean (sheet music)

Intermediate Ensemble: (for 2021 festival)

Level 1

Spring (sheet music)

Old Joe Clark (sheet music)

Level 2

Pirates of the Caribbean (sheet music)

Level 3

Star Wars (sheet music)

Advanced Ensemble (for 2021 festival)

Level 1

Hedwigs Theme (sheet music)

Star Wars (Duo-sheet music)

Simple Gifts (trio-sheet music)

Level 2

Pirates of the Caribbean (sheet music-more difficult version)

Lion Sleeps Tonight (sheet music)

Level 3

Star Wars (sheet music-more difficult version)