The Beginning Elementary Band and Orchestra Series by Larry Newman are beginning elementary orchestra arrangements which are legally reproducible for elementary beginning wind and string orchestra. With the purchase of an arrangement, you (one teacher) may legally duplicate reproducible student parts for use with your students – regardless of how many students you have – and even if you teach in more than one school. Permission to duplicate and/or share the arrangement with anyone else is not granted and is considered a copyright infringement.

The Beginning Elementary Band and Orchestra Series

Super Hero Blues

A simple 12 bar blues

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This fun – and slightly “hip” arrangement – features an easy trumpet soli section and full orchestra unison chorus.

Very easy arrangement for first year players.  Many parts use no more than two or four different notes.

The Beginning Elementary Band and Orchestra Series

Gpsy Dance • Minka Minka

Based on traditional folk tunes

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Get two great arrangements in one piece with Gypsy Dance / Minka Minka.

A more challenging beginning orchestra piece, the middle section features a string pizzicato part.  Lots of fun bowing, too.

Wind parts feature lots of melody.  A crowd pleaser.

The Beginning Elementary Band and Orchestra Series

Traffic Jam

Add some fun to your concert

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Based on a traditional German folk song, the strings play the theme in a string friendly key  –  followed by a modulation allowing the winds to play the theme in a winds friendly key.

A surprise ending features a car horn as the traffic jam comes to a comedic conclusion.

The Beginning Elementary Band and Orchestra Series

Kids’ March

A march and a ballad in one easy arrangment

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A unique arrangement that is half traditional march and half pop-style ballad.

Two instrument friendly keys make it approachable for both strings and winds.

An easy flute part is included as a substitute part for a beautiful but challenging flute line in the ballad portion of the arrangement.

The Beginning Elementary Band and Orchestra Series

Latin Lullaby

A simply beautiful theme in a latin style

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Introduce your first year players to triplets in an easy to play and pleasing to listen to composition.

Featuring lots of open string cello and bass pizzicato, this lovely arrangement begins with strings only playing a basic 16 bar melody.  The 16 measures are repeated four times – adding a new instrument group each time with their own musical motif – climaxing with a full orchestra sound that will delight your audience.

The Beginning Elementary Band and Orchestra Series

Polka Dots

An easy polka for elementary orchestra

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This easy two-beat composition features the strings using both bow and plucking to create a delightful first year orchestra piece.  The clarinets stay below the break and the brass are featured in an eight bar solo or soli section. Contrasting dynamics make this a good piece to learn forte and piano.  Let’s polka!

 

The Beginning Elementary Band and Orchestra Series

Frolic

A very easy two-beat for elementary orchestra

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This very easy two-beat composition features unison strings and unison winds in friendly keys for both.  A great first orchestra experience for your first year students in a super easy arrangement.

 

The Beginning Elementary Band and Orchestra Series

The Playground Waltz

A very easy waltz for elementary orchestra

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This very easy waltz features unison strings and easy wind background parts.  Great introduction to triple meter with very few notes to learn.

 

The Beginning Elementary Band and Orchestra Series

The Tick Tock Clock

A fun and easy selection for elementary orchestra

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A fun piece that layers instruments beginning with wood block (tick tock), cello/bass, violin, and flute. The winds enter later with an easy melody.  Strings are both pizz and arco.

 

The Beginning Elementary Band and Orchestra Series

Mandy the Mermaid

A fun and easy selection for elementary orchestra

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A very easy piece featuring two keys – one for strings and one for winds.

 

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