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Andrew Balent

Andrew Balent


Andrew Balent is a leading composer and arranger of educational music with over 500 published compositions and arrangements for band, orchestra, chorus, and instrumental ensembles. Having received over 20 ASCAP Special Awards for composition, his published works are written for all levels, but he has specialized in music for young musicians. Mr. Balent taught in the elementary through high school levels for 30 years in Michigan and received both his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan. Mr. Balent has been a clinician and guest conductor in 45 states, as well as in Canada, Europe, and South America. He is currently on the Sudler Cup selection committee for the John Philip Sousa Foundation and has served two terms on the Board of Directors of the National Band Association. Mr. Balent holds memberships in MENC, MSBOA, WASBE, and Phi Mu Alpha.

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TitleEnsembleSeriesGradeItemNew!
Jingle Bell Brass Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1072 
Amazing Grace Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1125 
Tidings of Comfort and Joy Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1126 
American Pride Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1130 
Lullaby for Clarinets Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1131 
Nutcracker Suite, The (Selections from)Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1165 
Bill Bailey's Brass Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1168 
Stand Tall America Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1174 
Joshua Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1176 
Orpheus Overture Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1208 
Tenth Regiment March Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1209 
Angels of Christmas, The Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1210 
Torch of Valor Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1226 
Golliwogg's Cakewalk Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1241 
Finale (from Symphony No. 4)Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1242 
Hunting Song (The Keeper Would A-Hunting Go)Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1247 
Can Santa Can Can? Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1268
Classics for Two DuetsFJH Solo & Ensemble I-1023
Solo Time Patriotic Favorites SolosFJH Solo & Ensemble I-1020
FJH Recorder Method For Everyone, The RecorderFJH Recorder Method I-1052
FJH Recorder Songbook For Everyone, The RecorderFJH Recorder Method I-1053
FJH Recorder Christmas Book For Everyone, The RecorderFJH Recorder Method I-1054