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FJH Starter Series

Ideal for the first several months of instruction. These pieces are a comfortable length for students (about a half page of music) and are playable with as few as five instruments. All instruments are limited to a 6-note diatonic range. Several supplemental exercises are included to help teach different elements of each piece.

Grade 0.5

Across the Serengeti
Jack Wilds
B1658
American Folk Song Portrait
Timothy Loest
B1266
Aruba Tuba
Timothy Loest
B1290
Attack of the Garden Gnomes
Timothy Loest
B1427
Battle Command
William Owens
B1582
Battle of the Samurai
Timothy Loest
B1364
Bravado Tango
Jack Wilds
B1624
Bringer of War
Brian Balmages
B1695
Casey's Last Run
Timothy Loest
B1447
Chariot Race
William Owens
B1395
Chisholm  
William Owens
B1461
Conquest
Brian Balmages
B1157
Country Caper
Rob Grice
B1286
Court of the Noble Trumpeteers
Timothy Loest
B1198
Cowboy Cattle Drive
Timothy Loest
B1361
Creatures in the Attic
Brian Balmages
B1451
Curtain Up!
Complete Concert
Starter Series Vol. 1
B1495
Dance of the Jabberwocky
Rob Grice
B1337
Diary of a Grumpy Elf
Timothy Loest
B1482
Earth Shock
Mekel Rogers
B1625
El Vaquero!
William Owens
B1708
Fanfare Heroica
Brian Balmages
B1480
Fanfare on Ode to Joy
Arranged by William Owens
B1425
Flying High
William Owens
B1506
Fortitude
(Concert March)
William Owens
B1651
Full Circle
(Fanfare for Band)
Mekel Rogers
B1580
Gentle Winds
Timothy Loest
B1409
Hallelujah Chorus
Arranged by Timothy Loest
B1415
Jester Dance
Mekel Rogers
B1548
Jingle Bell Tones
Arranged by Brian Balmages
B1206
Klezmer Clarinets
Timothy Loest
B1583
Knightly Procession
(After Susato)
Arranged by Jack Wilds
B1579
Lullaby for Winds
Timothy Loest
B1545
March of the Champions
Timothy Loest
B1464
Midnight Madness
(from Midnight Suite)
Brian Balmages
B1329
Midnight Mission
(from Midnight Suite)
Brian Balmages
B1269
Midnight Sky
(from Midnight Suite)
Brian Balmages
B1321
Miramar Fanfare
Brian Balmages
B1156
The Nutcracker
(Overture and Trepak)
Arranged by Brian Balmages
B1360
Pegasus
William Owens
B1365
Quest of the Black Knight
Timothy Loest
B1344
A Rather Bumpy Sleigh Ride
Arranged by Mekel Rogers
B1687
Rise to Power
Rob Grice
B1243
Samba La Bamba
William Owens
B1276
Santa on the Housetop
Arranged by William Owens
B1294
Shepherd’s Hey
Percy Grainger
Arranged by Chip De Stefano

B1520
Slideways
Timothy Loest
B1223
Snooze Alarm
Mekel Rogers
B1665
Sousa's Cadets
John Philip Sousa
Arranged by Timothy Loest

B1526
Starsplitter Fanfare
Brian Balmages
B1390
Stormchasing
William Owens
B1678
"Synergy" March
William Owens
B1325
Tambora!
William Owens
B1540
Teleportation
(The Future of Travel)
Timothy Loest
B1656
Voyage of the Dragon Armada
Timothy Loest
B1717
   

Each piece in this series:

Uses a maximum of the first 6 notes that most students learn to play
Is playable with as few as one flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, and trombone
Includes 3-4 supplementary exercises which teach important concepts to help students learn from and perform the piece
Is moderate in length, as most beginning students are not yet able to play a full page of music
Includes well-written parts for all instruments

 

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