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William Owens

William Owens (b. 1963) received his Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1985 from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. A seasoned music educator, Mr. Owens is active as a composer, conductor, and clinician throughout the United States. Mr. Owens has written numerous commissioned and published works for middle school and high school concert bands. His music has been programmed at prestigious venues such as the Midwest Clinic and appears on required music lists both nationally and abroad. Principal commissions include those from the California Band Directors Association, the Chicago Public Schools Bureau of Cultural Arts, and the Texas University Interscholastic League. He is a winner of the ASCAPlus award and a two-time recipient of the Forrest L. Buchtel Citation for Excellence in Band Composition. Professional memberships include ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, and Texas MEA. Mr. Owens resides in Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife Georgia.

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Music for Concert Band


Grade 0.5

Battle Command Chisholm
Curtain Up!
Starter Series Vol. 1
El Vaquero!
Fanfare on Ode to Joy Flying High
Fortitude Pegasus
Samba La Bamba Santa on the Housetop
Stormchasing "Synergy" March

Grade 1

Affirmation Antiphon
Corps of Discovery Curtain Up!
Beginning Band Vol. 1 
El Pato Loco Hark!
Jingle Bells! Samba Bells! Journey of the Bonfire
Of Gentle Spirit Parade of the Gladiators
The Reason Is the Season Summit Fanfare

Grade 1.5

Albany Fanfare Carpathia
Curtain Up!
Developing Band, Vol. 1
Heroes Triumphant Jubilations!
Resplendence Spring
(The Sacred Four)

Grade 2

And Bless Us Every One At a Turkish Market
Credo Cruisin'
Congolese Excelsior!
Festive Proclamation Heavenwards
Hopak! In Autumn
Ironclads Joys Everlasting
Kitty Hawk, 1903 Kamehameha
Krakatoa New Horizons
Paradise Awaiting... Quasar
Spirit of Liberty Spit-Fire
Tangelridge With Valor and Brave Heart

Grade 3

Across the Great Plains But Joy Comes...
Carnegie Anthem Dances Americanesque
Great Wall Jupiter
from The Planets
Spring River Fantasy Three Scottish Vistas
Tudor Sketches With Good Will and Glad Tidings

Grade 4

Declaration and Dance Mars
(from The Planets)
Rock Springs Saga

Grade 5



Music for String Orchestra


Grade 0.5

Samba La Bamba  


Grade 1

Attila Court Promenade
Great Times A Comin' Haymaker Hoedown
Hocus Pocus! Holiday on the Housetop
Merry-Go-Round ‘Tis the Season!

Grade 2

Bran Castle Carpathia
“D” Jam Blues Hopak!
(Ukrainian Dance)
Streets of Shilin Three Susato Dances
Turbulence Yuletide Rejoicing






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