This lively melodic selection includes an infectious rhythmic groove that is sure to add variety to any young concert program. This engaging work gives most every section an opportunity to play catchy melodic ideas that weave throughout the band. This easily accessible work is full of grade appropriate challenges for your musicians while providing many teachable moments for the director. Students and audiences alike will love Connectivity!
Connectivity was written for the 5th and 6th Grade Honors Band of the Hanover Township Public Schools (Whippany, NJ). One of the conductors of the group is a high school band director at Whippany Park High School (Whippany, NJ) which is the regional high school associated with the district. The piece is a symbol of the vital connection needed for elementary students to become successful middle school musicians and ultimately successful high school band members. The opening melodic line is shared by different sections and weaves throughout the ensemble as a representation of this “connection.” The percussion section plays a vital role in giving the piece contemporary texture, often emulating a drum set.
Grade Level: 1
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Oboe (opt. Flute 2)
B-flat Clarinet 1
B-flat Clarinet 2
B-flat Trumpet 1
B-flat Trumpet 2
Timpani (2 drums)
Percussion 1 & 2: Snare Drum, Bass Drum
Percussion 3 & 4 (optional): Hi-Hat, Crash Cymbals, Woodblock, Suspended Cymbal