Judy and Johnny only wanted to play in the band. They never expected people to make fun of them because of the instruments they chose to play.
Since when were only boys allowed to play the tuba, or only girls allowed to play the flute, anyway? But Judy and Johnny refuse to let the bullies make them mad, and they quickly learn that the most important thing about playing in the band is learning to love and appreciate the gift of music. A great book which teaches many of life’s lesson for young students about to join the school band! 32 pages (paperback)
Thomas D. Hatton
"Karl L. King, An American Bandmaster" is a wonderful and informative biography of the great Karl King.
Thoroughly researched and beautifully written, this book traces King’s fascinating and rich life from his earliest years, through his nearly decade-long career as a circus musician, and his emergence on the American band scene as a beloved and prolific composer, conductor, and colorful figure. Originally published in 1975 and out of print for many years, it’s available once again through this new printing. Enjoyable reading for musicians and non-musicians. A "must" for band enthusiasts everywhere!
by nationally syndicated cartoonist Tom Batiuk
The complete daily and Sunday strips from Tom Batiuk’s wonderful Funky Winkerbean comic strip from 1972 thru 1974.
You can see the development of the strips characters such as Funky, Crazy Harry, Bull, Harry L. Dinkle and all of the others as they work their way through the famed and fictional "Westview High". Includes the details of how Tom Batiuk’s comic strip career got started. Tons of laughs in a beautiful hard board volume of 470 pages. A must for all "Funky" fans.
The Washington Winds, Edward S. Petersen, conductor
Contains 32 outstanding compositions written expressly for younger musicians by prominent band music composers including James Swearingen, David Shaffer, Matt Conaway, Rob Romeyn, Larry Neeck, Robert W. Smith, John Wasson, Andrew Glover, Len Orcino, Travis Weller, Jeremy Bell and Todd Philips. A wonderful way for young players to hear music they are working on being performed to the highest standards for phrasing, intonation, tone quality and general musicality by The Washington Winds conducted by Edward S. Petersen. An exceptional teaching tool!
An eclectic collection by many of the top composers of concert band music that is performed by The Washington Winds, Conducted by Edward S. Petersen. Composers represented include Matt Conaway, James Swearingen, David Shaffer, Travis Weller, Julian Bond, Ed Huckeby, Rob Romeyn, Robert W. Smith, Andrew Glover, Steven Reineke and Jeff Steinberg and Andy Clark. A wide variety of styles are represented to provide and fresh and enjoyable listening experience!
A dynamic album by the always amazing Washington Winds, conducted by Edward S. Petersen featuring new band and wind ensemble music from well known composers including Robert Longfield, Karl L. King, Rob Romeyn, Larry Neeck, Robert W. Smith, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Robert Buckley, Ed Huckeby, Derek M. Broadbent, Jeffrey Stratton, Seth Custer and Andrew Glover. The Washington Winds are a hand-picked group of top professional players the Washington DC area and the album was recorded at Omega Studios, a state-of-the-art recording complex in the DC area. Lots of great listening enjoyment in this exceptional collection!
Mike Roylance, Tuba
A suite for solo tuba and piano inspired by Germanic and Nordic mythology. Composed by well known composer Robert W. Smith especially for tubist Mike Royance. Royance is currently the principle tubist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Available only in digital form. Click on link below to purchase.
The Washington Winds Conducted by Edward Petersen
A new and exciting album by one of the world’s best wind bands, The Washington Winds under the direction of Edward S. Petersen. Includes new works by James Swearingen, John Wasson, Robert Longfield, Ed Huckeby, Robert W. Smith, David Shaffer, Andrew Poor, Andrew Glover and Ayatey Shabazz. Also includes the premiere recording of Windrider by B.J. Brooks which is recorded by the West Texas A & M University Symphonic Band. Great recordings or exceptional music from start to finish.
The Washington Winds, Edward Petersen, Conductor
Featuring concert band music which is playable by younger students, "Above and Beyond" is a wonderful album which provides a tremendous model for young students by allowing them to hear their music performed to perfection by “World-Class” musicians. Featuring compositions by many of the best known composers of educational music, this collection provides inspiring performances which will encourage younger players to aspire to higher performance standards. The Washington Winds are directed by Edward S. Petersen.
The Washington Winds, Edward Petersen Conducting
New compositions for concert bands by Rob Romeyn, Matt Conaway, Ed Huckeby, Larry Neeck, James Swearingen, Robert W. Smith, David Shaffer, Julian Bond, and Andy Clark are featured in this impressive album by The Washington Winds conducted by Edward S. Petersen. Enjoyable music representing a wide variety of styles make this album a must hear for all fans of great band music!