Music4Schools/Swing Band Series

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  • (Everybody's Waitin' for) The Man with the Bag (Key: A-flat)

    Composed in the '50s, this entertaining Christmas season tune has been recorded notably by Kay Star, and more recently the Brian Setzer Orchestra. A dynamic and swingin' addition to any holiday concert! Learn More

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  • Against all odds (take a look at me now) student edition

    STUDENT CONCERT BAND. This version was produced following the chart success of the single by Maria Carey and West Life. Instrumentation as for the professional edition, Cat PCB 1001, but well within the capabilities of most school wind bands. Key Ab. Learn More
  • Ain't No Sunshine

    Originally recorded in the '70s, Bill Withers' distinctive slow rocker has become a classic. The minor mode adds to the flavor, and Rick's version for young players skillfully passes the melody from section to section. Also included is a solo for tenor sax. Learn More

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  • All of Me (Key: F)

    Vocal Solo/Jazz Ensemble Series Reminiscent of the classic version by Count Basie, here is a terrific medium swing setting of this familiar standard for vocal solo and jazz ensemble. Learn More

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  • American Patrol

    This is one our specially written charts for student/amateur swing bands. In addition to the usual 8 Brass and 5 Saxes we have included optional Flutes, Clarinets and Horn in F. Very safe Brass ranges are adopted throughout. This chart broadly follows the ever popular Glen Miller version, but with no doubling in the Saxes and a simplified intro and ending.  It is in the same bright swing style throughout, with all sections playing and no solos. Learn More
  • April in Paris

    One of the great standards in a very playable vocal arrangement. A full band intro gives an excellent lead in for the vocalist. There are plenty of backings/fills throughout and an instrumental section with ideas from the well known Count Basie version. Instrumentation:  5 saxes (AATTB), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 3 Bb clar. 3 flutes, horn in F, 4 rhythm. Learn More
  • As Time Goes By

    This is one of our specially written charts for student/amateur swing bands.  In addition to the usual 8 Brass and 5 Saxes we have included optional Flutes, Clarinets and a Horn in F.  Very safe brass ranges are adopted throughout. This all time favourite ballad, featured in the 1942 film Casablanca, deserves to be included in every band's library.  It has a very comfortable vocal range.  After a full ensemble introduction the first vocal chorus has muted trumpet fills and very playable background figures from the rest of the band.  An instrumental half chorus is included. Learn More
  • Baby, It's Cold Outside (Key: C)

    Vocal Solo/Jazz Ensemble Series This familiar holiday classic is sure to be a hit with all audiences. Often performed as a vocal duet for a girl and guy, this versatile arrangement by Paul Murtha will also work as a vocal solo with tenor sax playing the guy vocal part. In addition, optional parts are included allowing the duet to be performed using flugelhorn (or trumpet) and tenor sax. Learn More

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  • Beyond The Sea

    A Robbie Williams Chart from the Powerhouse Music4Schools Swing Band Series scored for 2 Flutes, 2 Bb Clarinets, 3 Alto Saxes, Tenor and Bari Saxes, 4 Trumpets, optional Trombone and 4 rhythm.Vocal and full score. Learn More
  • Button Up Your Overcoat

    This is written to be played in the usual bright swing style, with the full ensemble 4 bar introduction giving a very positive lead into the first vocal chorus. The first 16 bar instrumental section has answering phrases from the brass and reeds/w.w. This is followed by 8 bars of ensemble with single bar drum breaks leading into the final vocal section and a powerful ending. Instrumentation:  5 saxes (AATTB), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 3 Bb clar. 3 flutes, horn in F, 4 rhythm. Learn More
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo

    This is one our specially written charts for student/amateur swing bands. In addition to the usual 8 Brass and 5 Saxes we have included optional Flutes, Clarinets and Horn in F. Very safe Brass ranges are adopted throughout. This chart broadly follows the Glenn Miller version, including the 'steam engine' rhythmic intro, but in a bright straight 8 style to give it a real up to date feel. There is section playing throughout, with no solos. Learn More
  • Dancing in the Street

    Recorded in 1964 by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, this moderate tempo rock hit became a signature tune of the Motown sound. John Wasson's soulful version for jazz ensemble stays true to the original feel while adding a bit of contemporary flare. Learn More

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  • Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me

    The Robbie Williams School Band Chart specially written for student/amateur swing bands. In addition to the usual 8 Brass and 5 Saxes we have included optional Flutes, Clarinets and Horn in F. Very safe Brass ranges are adopted throughout. Robbie Williams' "Swing When You're Winning" album has brought several of the all time standards to the attention of a new and younger audience.  The layout of this chart follows Robbie's version, but with limited brass ranges and an easier trumpet solo making it well within the capabilities of most High School bands. Learn More
  • Don't Know Why (Key: B-flat)

    Vocal Solo/Jazz Ensemble Series Recorded by singer/songwriter/pianist Norah Jones, this haunting tune took top honors as “song of the year” in 2003. With a beautiful melody and smooth harmonies, this is a wonderful contemporary feature for vocalist. This arrangement may also be used as a feature for flugelhorn or tenor sax, in place of the vocal part. Learn More

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  • Feeling Good (Key: Cmi)

    Vocal Solo/Jazz Ensemble Series From the Broadway musical The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd, this fabulous standard is popular again with a stunning rendition by Michael Bublé. Capturing the bluesy flavor of this version, here is a vocal solo feature sure to bring down the house. Can also be used as an alto sax feature. Learn More

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  • Final Countdown

    Over the years this 1986 hit from the group Europe has become a popular rock classic. Trumpets are featured on the signature opening riff and saxes carry the main melody in this powerful chart for beginning bands. Sure to become an instant favorite! Learn More

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  • Flamingo

    SWING BAND INSTRUMENTAL. This is one our specially written charts for student/amateur swing bands. In addition to the usual 8 Brass and 5 Saxes we have included optional Flutes, Clarinets and Horn in F. Very safe Brass ranges are adopted throughout. This great alto feature is based on the original hard driving Earl Bostic recording, with the fully written out solo part kept within a comfortable range suitable for a reasonably competent student/amateur player.  There are plenty of ensemble fills and backings, as well as an 8 bar full band section. Learn More
  • I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Key: B-flat)

    Vocal Solo/Jazz Ensemble Series First introduced in 1928, this familiar song has gone on to become one of the most recorded standards of all time, including recently by Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga. This swingin' version for vocal soloist will light up any occasion. Learn More

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  • I Got the Sun in the Morning

    The Irving Berlin standard in a bright straight ahead arrangement by Cy Payne. A full band intro gives a firm lead for the vocalist. Usual big band line up,plus optional 3 Flutes, 3 Bb Clarinets and Horn in F. This title is ideal for bands with very limited brass as the flutes and clarinets double up on the trumpets and trombones. Learn More
  • I Wanna Be Loved By You

    The great all time standard, arranged by Cy Payne and based on the 1949 recording by Marilyn Monroe from the film "Some Like It Hot". This full band chart is at medium easy level - just right for school or mixed ability ensembles. There are parts for synth. strings as well as piano (fully written out). There is also a written out 16 bar easy trumpet solo/optional ad lib. Learn More

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