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Timothy Loest

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 today he is an exclusive writer for The FJH Music Company Inc. He co-authored Measures of Success®: A Comprehensive Musicianship Band Method, and is lead author of “The Beyond Series,” which includes Warm-ups and Beyond, Rhythms and Beyond, and Chorales and Beyond.

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

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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 Deimos
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 Spooky Mansion
Teleportation Voyage of the Dragon Armada
Woodpecker Convention  

Grade 1

Abandoned Toy Shop A Canterbury Christmas
Chorale and Mystic Chant Curtain Up!
Drums on the Housetop Fair Shake
Family Fugue Ghost Lights
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud 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 High Impact
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


Adaptable / Flex Music

Grade 0.5


Voyage of the Dragon Armada
3-Part Fully Adaptable with Percussion

Grade 1


Chorale and Mystic Chant
3-Part Fully Adaptable with Percussion



Music for Jazz Ensemble

Grade 1


Once Upon a Blues  






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