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KC Metro #3 District Jazz VP: Dylan Noble

MS All-District Jazz Clinician and Conductor: Christopher Burnett

Following are the musical selections that we will be preparing for the MS All-District Jazz students. We recommend that in addition to practicing your individual parts, students listen to the professional recordings of each piece of music for context.

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#1 Swing Thing

By Mike Story – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Editors Choice Selection

This easy swinger by Mike Story is set at about 120 bpm. Everything is written out, including a tenor sax solo and a very cool shout chorus. The trumpet 1 range is to written D fourth line, and it’s playable with optional reduced or expanded instrumentations. Your young players will dig it!

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#2 Chase the Clouds Away

By Chuck Mangione/arr. Mike Lewis – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Need a pretty ballad?  This is ideal for younger players as arranged by Mike Lewis. It has plenty of unisons and harmonies in thirds with no individual solos and the 1st trumpet range goes only to written, third space C. Smooth, lyrical and easy to put together, this haunting ballad is the perfect choice for any performance.  It’s also playable with optional reduced or expanded instrumentation.

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#3 Dance Big’un, Dance

Ralph Ford – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Ralph Ford delivers a superb Latin-rock chart that has a melody that will grab you right from the beginning. Its features include a simple but catchy piano montuno pattern, written solos for alto sax and trumpet, and an optional but recommended percussion part that will definitely add to the Latin flavor. A great chart by an outstanding writer. Optional reduced or expanded instrumentation.

Nov 15–17, 2023 / / 3:00 PM CST

THE REHEARSALS – Belton High School 801 W North Ave Belton, MO 64012

Nov 18, 2023 / / 9:00 AM CST

THE PERFORMANCE – Gem Theater 1615 E 18th St Kansas City, MO 64108