“The next best thing to holding the baton myself is to help other directors produce great bands through great literature.”
Canadian Drew Parker conducted award winning middle school, high school and community bands for 13 years before he entered the music industry. He quickly gained a fine reputation in the band literature area, combining his understanding of what works in the band room and his association with major publishers, writers and arrangers. Check out Drew’s Gold Series for the best Band and Jazz Music.
Drew’s Gold Series BEST SELECTION OF LITERATURE FOR YOU & YOUR STUDENTS
Drew was a tough award-winning director and his standards in picking literature for your ensemble is just as hard-nosed.
Drew’s rating is is as follows:
A: Quite exceptional, very very few works achieve this level and to do so, must contain elements that challenge and excite while still being accessible. The piece needs to be musically memorable for the performers, the conductor and the audience!
B+: Strong composition with equal elements of technical challenges and musical intensity. these selections often sound far more difficult than they are.
Drew welcomes your comments and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and hopes these pieces bring you and your students great joy and success!
Drew’s Reviews for the Latest Concert Band Music
are in for Fall 2013!
Click here to download the .pdf