2011 Alberta Band Association Festival Syllabus

Grade One
March Jubilante – Lucas
Two Canadian Folk Songs - McGinty
King’s Court - Huckeby
Starship Overture – Feldstein
Bartok Suite – Bartok/Clark
Ritual Dance – Story
Majestica – Balmages
Grade Two
Chant and Savage Dance - Balmages
Bugs – Shaffer
Song of the Hebrides – Daehn
A Tallis Prelude – Akey
Overture on a Shaker Tune - Higgins
Marching Song – Holst/Moss
Newfoundland Folk Song – Duff
Grade Three
The King Across the Water – Fraser
Three Scottish Vistas – Owens
At Morning's First Light - Gillingham
St. Florian Chorale - Doss
Variation Overture - Williams
Prelude/Fugue Bb Major – Bach/Moehlmann
The Sleeping Place of the Stars – Ford
Grade Four
Three Celtic Dances - Balmages
Prelude Siciliano and Rondo – Arnold/Paynter
Aquarium – DeMeij
Three London Miniatures – Camphouse
Dreams and Proclamations – Barrett
A Canadian Folk Rhapsody - Coakley
Gathering of the Yeoman – Smith
Grade Five
October - Whitacre
Metroplex: Three Postcards from Manhattan - Sheldon
Pageant - Persichetti
Handel in the Strand – Grainger*
Suite of Old American Dances – Bennett**
The Fisher Who Died in His Bed - Herberman
Procession of the Nobles – Korsakov/Leidzen
Havendance – Holsinger

*Choose either/or of the faster pieces, or all three as a set

**Minimum requirement any three movements

Grade Six
Suite Francaise - Milhaud
Masquerade - Persichetti
Postcard - Ticheli
Heroes Lost and Fallen - Gillingham
Passacaglia-Homage on Bach - Nelson
Symphony #3 for Band - Giannini
New World Dances - Ellerby


Jan 24, 2018
A small update!

Jun 8, 2017
Please see below for new releases in music education for band and choir.

Jun 5, 2017
The June Sale is on!

May 17, 2017
Some New Music For Summer!

Apr 19, 2017
To celebrate Canada's 150th!

Jan 23, 2017
Music Direct is now a Frederick Harris Music dealer!

May 18, 2016
Little note about publishers and ordering

May 3, 2016
Band Building and more!

Apr 20, 2016
Some new sight readings and additional reviews.

Feb 6, 2016

The below new releases were just premiered at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago.

May 31, 2015

Introducing new supplies that will be featured on our upcoming annual June Sale.

Jan 16, 2015

New! - Mini Clip Chromatic Tuner - Tune Pro

Jan 16, 2015
New! - Teaching Instrumental Music in Canadian Schools - Dr. Ed Wasiak - in stock

Jun 10, 2014

Here is what is new in Music Education

Jun 9, 2014

New Lighter Selections from Hal Leonard.

Jun 4, 2013
New Lighter/Pop music for band

Jun 4, 2013
New in Music Education for 2013 - Tom Dust book, Teaching Music Through Performance and more.