Bands and choirs

 

Running band programs is a core part of Martin's Music program and flexibility is the key. Whatever the combination of instruments or singers and abilities I can make arrangements that push students to their limits while still being fun, interactive, modern and creative. I like to incorporate modern pop songs and Disney songs to win students' interest and then find they are perfectly willing to try anything I throw at them.

 

I have a complete P.A. set up with cordless hand-held and headset microphones, front of house and foldback speakers and lighting which I'm happy to use in rehearsal/class rooms and for concerts.

 

Below is a list of past arrangements I have done and some recordings which I place on a www.box.com site for children to practice to along with all the parts. These can be listened to on the site or downloaded to be played on iPods, computers or CD players. I find this an invaluable tool for practice, expecially as I often put up slow, medium and full speed version of songs/pieces to help with practice.

Past arrangements

A thousand years - Christina Perri

All of me - John Legend

Bach - Jesu joy of man's desiring

Beethoven Symph. 5 1st movt - Beethoven's 5th Ice-cream!

Blame it on the bossa nova - Eydie Gorme

Bring me to life - Evanescence

Can you feel the love tonight - Elton John / Lion King

Colours of the wind - Dinsey's Pocahontas

Dark eyes - Russian Folk

Don't stop believing - Journey

Folk Medley -

Funhouse - Pink

Give your heart a break - Demi Lovato

Great balls of fire - Jerry Lee Lewis

Greensleeves

Hall of fame - The script

Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

Happy birthday

Hard Rock Blues

Hedwig's theme - Harry Potter

Hernando's Hideaway - Pajama Game (Tango)

Hey ho nobody home

Hey soul sister - Train

Hora ca la caval - Romanian folk

Hotel California - The Eagles

Hot'n'cold - Katy Perry

Hungarian Dance No 5 - Brahms

I feel good - James Brown

In dreams - Lord of the rings

Istanbul not Constantinople - They might be giants

It's not unusual - Tom Jones

Jailhouse rock - Elvis

Jar of hearts - Christina Perri

Kumbaya - Trad.

Let it go - Disney's Frozen

Little talks - Of monsters and men

Love story - Taylor Swift

Marry me - Eurovision 2013

Mountain sound - Of monsters and men

New world symphony - Slow Movt - Dvorak

Old MacDonald

Oompa Loompa - Charlie and the chocolate factory

Part of your world - Pocahontas

Pata pata / The lion sleeps tonight medley - (South Africa)

Pink Panther

Pirates of the Caribbean - Theme song

Rolling in the deep - Adele

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

Safe and sound - Taylor Swift (Hunger games)

Sarah - Kate Miller-Heidke

Scarborough Fair - Simon and Garfunkal

Ska-face

Skyfall - Theme song - Adele

Summertime - George Gershwin

Sway - (Michael Buble version)

The A-team - Ed Sheeran

The Hard road - Hilltop Hoods

The Unquiet Grave (Original piece in Renaissance style)

Time warp - Rocky Horror Picture Show

Turning tables - Adele

Under the sea - The Little Mermaid

Viva la vida - Coldplay

We will rock you / Smoke on the water - medley

When the saints go marching in - Trad.

Where is the love - Black eyed peas

Zetvarki - Bulgarian Folk Song

 

 

Samples
             Band Arrangements - Practice Tracks
1000 years - Christina Perri
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Beethoven's 5th Ice-cream - Beethoven
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Bring me to life - Evanescence
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Colours of the wind - Disney's Pocahontas
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Funhouse - Pink
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Hard rock blues - Anon
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Hedwig's Theme - John Williams - Harry Potter
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Hernando's Hideaway - Pyjama Game
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Holy Grail - Hunters and Collectors
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The Lion sleeps tonight - Solomon Winda (Sth Africa)
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Under the sea - The Little Mermaid
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When the saints - Trad.
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Where is the love? - Black eyed peas
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Martin's Music

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Victoria, 3095

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