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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 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

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 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
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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