Randy Navarre (composer)
All Grade ½’s are playable with only 5 instruments: 1 flute, 2 clarinets, 1 alto saxophone, and 1 trumpet. Those instruments are not always doubled elsewhere. The song is written in such a way, it will sound good with a limited instrumentation and richer and fuller as your band gets bigger. All Grade ½’s by Northeastern Music are playable after only 5 – 7 lessons. At this performance level, no clarinet crosses the break. This composition has two 8 bar phrases which repeat in by woodwinds and brass, always playing exactly the same parts. It is an easy addition to your beginning band concert. The 1st trumpet’s highest note is Bb. All chords of the diatonic scale are used giving it an advanced sound for your beginning band.