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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


Algo-Rhythms American Folk Song Portrait
Aruba Tuba Attack of the Garden Gnomes
Band on the Housetop Battle of the Samurai
Casey's Last Run Court of the Noble Trumpeteers
Cowboy Cattle Drive Curtain Up!
Diary of a Grumpy Elf Gentle Winds
Hallelujah Chorus If It Ain’t Baroque...
Klezmer Clarinets Lullaby for Winds
Machu Picchu March of the Champions
Quest of the Black Knight Sea Shanty Variations
Slideways Sousa's Cadets
Teleportation Voyage of the Dragon Armada

Grade 1

Abandoned Toy Shop A Canterbury Christmas
Chorale and Mystic Chant Curtain Up!
Drums on the Housetop Family Fugue
Ghost Lights A Letter to Santa
O Tannenbones Pictures at an Exhibition
Pirates of the Barbary Coast Ready to Rock
Starry Night Tango Bells
Ten Marches in Two Minutes Ten Masters in Two Minutes
Traffic Jam Trash Cancerto
When Robots Rule the World  

Grade 1.5

Adventure Overture Antiphonal Celebration
At the River The Big Mambo
Calypso Carnival Count Rockula
Curtain Up! Dedicatum
Fantasy on an Old English Melody Fiesta Española
Galactic Conflict The Greatest Gift
Land of Enchantment Jolly Alto Saxophones
Night Flight of the Gargoyles Off-Kilter
Santaland Jam Stone Age Stomp
Stone Serpent Mound Syncopated Serenade

Twist and Stomp!


Grade 2

Bossa Brazil Cloud Gate
(Reflections of a City)
Color Jam Friends of Freedom
Concert March
The Golden Thirteen Mad Dash
The Song of the Blacksmith The Wobbly Unicycle

Grade 3

Spyscape To Sail Beyond the Stars


Music for String Orchestra

Grade 1


If It Ain’t Baroque... Strings on the Housetop





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