Reeves

Middle School

2200 Quince Street NE
Olympia, WA 98506
360.596.3400
360.596.3401 Fax

Band Reference Recordings

Students: As you know, I never post these recordings until after you learn YOUR part. These are for learning everyone else's part and how your part fits in. Listen with a pencil... :)

These recordings are for the study and listening by RMS band students ONLY. DO NOT REPOST THEM ONLINE (such as social media, blogs, or youtube). Doing this or any other use will be in violation of copyright law.

7th & 8th grade band:
Lightning Field - John Mackey
Lightning Field - John Mackey video of the Olympia HS Wind Ensemble performing this last year (some mistakes!)
Lightning Field - John Mackey video of the world premiere by Patrick Marsh MS 7th Grade Band
Slavonic Dance No. 8 - Antonin Dvorak / arr. Harnsberger
Slavonic Dance No. 8 - Antonin Dvorak video of the original orchestra version (in the key of G)
Earth Song - Frank Ticheli
Sanctuary - Frank Ticheli this is the original song Ticheli took Earth Song from, listen to how they phrase! :)
Suite from Hamilton - arr. Brubaker
Hypnotic Fireflies - Brian Balmages
Ideas for future?:
Play! - Carl Holmquist

6th grade band:
Clouds - Zach Sobeich / arr. Bullock
Water Music, part 1 - Handel (original)
Water Music, part 2 - Handel (original)
Cyberspace Overture - Mark Williams & John O'Reilly
Bring Your Drums, Jeanette, Isabella - arr. Michael Story
Hallelujah Chorus - Handel / arr. Loest
Holly Jolly Christmas - Johnny Marks / arr. Sweeney

Jazz band:
simple blues for solo practice - medium swing 4 times
Feeling Good - arr. Rich Stitzel
Route 66 - arr. Sweeney
Night In Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie / arr. Sweeney video of a HS band, exactly what you have in your parts
Night In Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie / arr. Sweeney video of a professional band in Italy, better phrasing/style!
Night In Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie original featuring Charlie Parker on sax - great playlist too!
Duke Ellington - The Nutcracker Suite a must listen for all jazz students at Christmas