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Timothy Loest

With musical works for band possessing an imaginative, well-crafted style that resonates with performers and audiences worldwide, Timothy Loest has become a name in instrumental music synonymous with creativity, versatility and accessibility.

Mr. Loest had his first work published in 1995, and today he is an exclusive composer and arranger for The FJH Music Company Inc. The bestselling supplemental methods he has written for FJH include Warm-ups and Beyond and Rhythms and Beyond. and he is a co-writer of Measures of Success®: A Comprehensive Musicianship Band Method.

As a clinician, Mr. Loest delivers engaging and thought provoking presentations on various aspects of instrumental music. He frequently guest conducts bands throughout the United States and regularly accepts commissions.

Mr. Loest received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Illinois State University, and his Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. He holds membership in NAfME, ASCAP, Illinois MEA, the Illinois Grade School Music Association, and the Christian Educators Association International.

Mr. Loest is band director at F.E. Peacock Middle School in Itasca, Illinois. An ASCAP award-winning composer, he strives to advance music education through his writing and teaching.

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Music for Concert Band

Grade 0.5

American Folk Song Portrait

Aruba Tuba

Attack of the Garden Gnomes

Battle of the Samurai

Casey's Last Run

Court of the Noble Trumpeteers

Cowboy Cattle Drive

Curtain Up!
Complete Concert
Starter Series Vol. 1

Diary of a Grumpy Elf Gentle Winds

Hallelujah Chorus

Klezmer Clarinets

Lullaby for Winds Machu Picchu
March of the Champions Quest of the Black Knight
Sea Shanty Variations Slideways

Sousa's Cadets


Grade 1

A Canterbury Christmas

Chorale and Mystic Chant

Curtain Up!
Complete Concert
Beginning Band Vol. 1
Drums on the Housetop

Family Fugue

Ghost Lights

O Tannenbones Pictures at an Exhibition
Pirates of the Barbary Coast Tango Bells

Ten Masters in Two Minutes

Traffic Jam

Trash Cancerto



Grade 1.5

Adventure Overture

Antiphonal Celebration

At the River

Calypso Carnival

Count Rockula

Curtain Up!
Complete Concert
Developing Band, Vol. 1

Dedicatum Fantasy on an Old English Melody

Fiesta Española

Galactic Conflict

Jolly Alto Saxophones

Night Flight of the Gargoyles

Stone Age Stomp

Stone Serpent Mound

Syncopated Serenade

Twist and Stomp!


Grade 2

Cloud Gate
(Reflections of a City)

Color Jam

Friends of Freedom
Concert March
The Song of the Blacksmith
The Wobbly Unicycle  

Grade 3


To Sail Beyond the Stars






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