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FJH Starter Series

Grade: 0.5
(Grade 0.5) 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.

Miramar FanfareBalmages, Brian0.5B1156
ConquestBalmages, Brian0.5B1157
Court of the Noble TrumpeteersLoest, Timothy0.5B1198
Jingle Bell TonesBalmages, Brian0.5B1206
SlidewaysLoest, Timothy0.5B1223
Rise to PowerGrice, Rob0.5B1243
American Folk Song PortraitLoest, Timothy0.5B1266
Midnight MissionBalmages, Brian0.5B1269
Samba La BambaOwens, William0.5B1276
Country CaperGrice, Rob0.5B1286
Aruba TubaLoest, Timothy.5B1290
Santa on the HousetopHanby, Benjamin R.Owens, William0.5B1294
Midnight SkyBalmages, Brian0.5B1321
"Synergy" MarchOwens, William0.5B1325
Midnight MadnessBalmages, Brian0.5B1329
Dance of the JabberwockyGrice, Rob0.5B1337
Quest of the Black KnightLoest, Timothy0.5B1344
Nutcracker, TheTchaikovsky, Pyotr IllyichBalmages, Brian0.5B1360
Cowboy Cattle DriveLoest, Timothy0.5B1361
Battle of the SamuraiLoest, Timothy0.5B1364
PegasusOwens, William0.5B1365
Starsplitter FanfareBalmages, Brian0.5B1390
Chariot RaceOwens, William0.5B1395
Gentle WindsLoest, Timothy0.5B1409
Hallelujah ChorusHandel, George FridericLoest, Timothy0.5B1415
Fanfare on "Ode to Joy" from Symphony No. 9Beethoven, LudwigOwens, William0.5B1425
Attack of the Garden GnomesLoest, Timothy0.5B1427
Casey's Last RunLoest, Timothy0.5B1447
Creatures in the AtticBalmages, Brian0.5B1451
ChisholmOwens, William0.5B1461
March of the ChampionsLoest, Timothy0.5B1464
Diary of a Grumpy ElfLoest, Timothy0.5B1482
Flying HighOwens, William0.5B1506
Shepherd's HeyDe Stefano, Chip0.5B1520
Sousa's CadetsLoest, Timothy0.5B1526
Tambora!Owens, William0.5B1540
Jester DanceRogers, Mekel0.5B1548
Knightly ProcessionWilds, Jack0.5B1579
Full CircleRogers, Mekel0.5B1580
Battle CommandOwens, William0.5B1582
Klezmer ClarinetsLoest, Timothy0.5B1583
Bravado TangoWilds, Jack0.5B1624
Earth ShockRogers, Mekel0.5B1625
FortitudeOwens, Williams0.5B1651
TeleportationLoest, Timothy0.5B1656
Across the SerengetiWilds, Jack0.5B1658
Snooze AlarmRogers, Mekel0.5B1665
StormchasingOwens, William0.5B1678
Rather Bumpy Sleigh Ride, ATraditionalRogers, Mekel0.5B1687
Bringer of WarBalmages, Brian0.5B1695
El Vaquero!Owens, William0.5B1708
Voyage of the Dragon ArmadaLoest, Timothy0.5B1717
Legend of Boudica, TheRogers, Mekel0.5B1725
No WorriesSpineti, Joel0.5B1729
If It Ain't Baroque…VariousLoest, Timothy0.5B1731
Band on the HousetopHanby, Benjamin R.Loest, Timothy0.5B1746
Dance SlavWilds, Jack0.5B1754
Knights of VictoryRogers, Mekel0.5B1763
Algo-RhythmsLoest, Timothy0.5B1765
Danza FelizOwens, William0.5B1778
FuriantWilds, Jack0.5B1785
Celtic Ritual and DanceRogers, Mekel0.5B1800
Spooky MansionLoest, Timothy0.5B1804
Rust BeltOwens, William0.5B1815
Leap of FaithWilds, Jack0.5B1820
DeimosLoest, Timothy0.5B1845
Wings to the MindBalmages, Brian0.5B1847
Woodpecker ConventionLoest, Timothy0.5B1855
World’s Greatest Show!, TheOwens, William0.5B1872
Curtain Up!Balmages | Loest | Owens0.5B1495