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About the Book


     It can often be difficult to find quality band music that is easy enough for a first year group to play.  "Five Pieces for First Year Band" provides you with a selection of age/abilty appropriate music.  The first selection, "March of the Rookies" was written for a five week summer program.  The remaining pieces are presented by order of difficulty.  


     Purchasing this book includes permission to photocopy and distriubute individual parts to the members of your school band.  For the low price of $99.99, you receive enough music to last through that first year and on to the second.  


     We hope you enjoy "Five Pieces for First Year Band".  Please feel free to browse through our audio samples and score images.


About the Author


Gary Henderson is the band director at Bowling Green Elementary School in East Meadow, NY. Gary received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Education from Hofstra University and his Master’s Degree in Jazz and Commercial Music from Five Towns College. Gary is the director of the Nassau-Suffolk Performing Arts Youth Band. He is the founder and co-director of The Interplay Jazz Orchestra and the director of the Hofstra University Alumni Jazz Nonet, playing trumpet in both groups.  He is co-author of the books "The Prerequisites: A Sequential Method for Beginner Winds" (w/ Frank Bonasera), and "Foundations: 120 Chorales, Warm Ups, and Tageted Exercises for Band" (w/ Joey Devassy), both published by Pinnacle Music Press, Inc.  
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