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Timothy Loest is a name in music synonymous with creativity, versatility, and accessibility. His compositions and arrangements for young band are performed worldwide and his pedagogical methods and conducting appearances continue to impact performers and audiences at the state and national levels.

In 2017, his work Cloud Gate (Reflections of a City) was performed for more than 5,000 spectators at Chicago’s Millennium Park. That same year, he received the Illinois Grade School Music Association’s highest honor – the Cloyd Myers Memorial Award for Excellence in Music Education.

Mr. Loest had his first work published in 1995 and has written exclusively for The FJH Music Company Inc. He co-authored Measures of Success®: A Comprehensive Musicianship Band Method, and is lead author of Warm-ups and Beyond, Rhythms and Beyond, and Chorales and Beyond.

Mr. Loest received his Bachelor of Music Education degree with high honors from Illinois State University and his Master of Music Education degree with program honors from Northwestern University. He holds membership in ASCAP, the Illinois Grade School Music Association, and Christian Educators Association International. He served his entire career as band director at F.E. Peacock Middle School in Itasca, Illinois, and resides in Wheaton, Illinois with his wife Cindy and two sons.

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Dedicatum Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1134
Stone Age Stomp Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1151
Calypso Carnival Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1152
Drums on the Housetop Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1159
Galactic Conflict Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1181
Adventure Overture Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1190
Court of the Noble Trumpeteers Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1198
Slideways Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1223
Jolly Alto Saxophones Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1228
Chorale and Mystic Chant Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1236
Night Flight of the Gargoyles Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1248
O Tannenbones Trombone FeatureConcert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1251
Family Fugue Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1263
American Folk Song Portrait Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1266
Aruba Tuba Concert BandFJH Starter Series.5B1290
Friends of Freedom Concert MarchConcert BandFJH Young Band2B1293
To Sail Beyond the Stars Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1307
Antiphonal Celebration Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1310
Trash Cancerto An Uncanny Work in a Classical StyleConcert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1317
Ten Masters in Two Minutes Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1328
At the River Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1334
Quest of the Black Knight Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1344
Canterbury Christmas, A Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1351
Cowboy Cattle Drive Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1361
Battle of the Samurai Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1364
Cloud Gate Reflections of a CityConcert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1377
Traffic Jam Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1380
Fiesta Española Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1387
Count Rockula Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1393
Pirates of the Barbary Coast Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1399
Gentle Winds Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1409
Hallelujah Chorus Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1415
Attack of the Garden Gnomes Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1427
Fantasy on an Old English Melody Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1431
Tango Bells Tango All the Way!Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1444
Casey's Last Run Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1447
Stone Serpent Mound Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1458
The Song of the Blacksmith Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1463
March of the Champions Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1464
Diary of a Grumpy Elf Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1482
Twist and Stomp! Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1502
Pictures at an Exhibition Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1512
Spyscape Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1523
Sousa's Cadets Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1526
The Wobbly Unicycle Concert BandFJH Concert Band2B1541
Lullaby for Winds Concert BandFJH Concert Band0.5B1545
Sea Shanty Variations Concert BandFJH MOS Performance Series0.5B1560
Ghost Lights Concert BandFJH Concert Band1B1569
Klezmer Clarinets Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1583
Color Jam Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1597
Syncopated Serenade Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1603
Machu Picchu Concert BandFJH MOS Performance Series0.5B1604
Big Mambo, The Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1621
Ready to Rock Concert BandFJH MOS Performance Series0.5-1B1623
When Robots Rule the World Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1634
Starry Night Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1650
Santaland Jam Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1655
Teleportation Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1656
Mad Dash Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1657
Ten Marches in Two Minutes Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1677
Bossa Brazil Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1707
Greatest Gift, The Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1713
Voyage of the Dragon Armada Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1717
Letter to Santa, A Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1-1.5B1724
If It's Not Baroque… Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1731
Band on the Housetop Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1746
Land of Enchantment Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1751
The Golden Thirteen Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1762
Algo-Rhythms Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1765
Abandoned Toy Shop Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1771
Off-Kilter Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1777
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud on a poem by William WordsworthConcert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1796
Spooky Mansion Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1804
High Impact Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1805
Fair Shake Rock ‘n’ Roll Tambourine FeatureConcert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1810
Deimos Bringer of TerrorConcert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1845
Woodpecker Convention Wood Block FeatureConcert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1855
Radetzky March Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1867
Civil War Roundtable Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1869
Bluesy Danube, The Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1870
Bellistic Christmas, A Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1871
Once Upon a Blues Jazz EnsembleHXmusic1.5HX9013
If It Ain't Baroque String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6466
Strings on the Housetop String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6478
Warm-ups and Beyond Concert BandWarm-Ups and BeyondBB203
Rhythms and Beyond Concert BandRhythms and BeyondAllBB207
Measures of Success® for Band Book 1Concert BandMeasures of Success®BB208
Measures of Success® for Band Book 2Concert BandMeasures of Success®BB210
Curtain Up! Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1495
Curtain Up! Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1496
Curtain Up! Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1497
Chorale and Mystic Chant Adaptable Concert BandThe Reimagine Initiative1B1841
Voyage of the Dragon Armada Adaptable Concert BandThe Reimagine Initiative0.5B1833