High School Band

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Brock Davis

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High School Band

PostMon Oct 16, 2017 5:29 pm

So, I just got back from my son's 7th and 8th grade band performance, and I kept thinking that the way to really liven up the show would be to have them perform to a silent short. I would like to mention this to the band teacher who also teaches the high school band, but I assume she will have little to no interest unless you can purchase scores that a small band could perform. Does anyone sell music that is composed for specific films? I have quite a few silents on 16mm and would love to show one that would really impress an audience like One Week.

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Re: High School Band

PostMon Oct 16, 2017 11:32 pm

I'd be interested in this too.
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Re: High School Band

PostTue Oct 17, 2017 12:23 pm

I'm pretty sure that Nitratevillain Ben Model has composed music that a high school band can play for silent short comedies.

https://www.silentfilmmusic.com/scores.html
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Re: High School Band

PostTue Oct 17, 2017 12:46 pm

I have concert band scores for Cops, The Adventurer and The Immigrant. They will synch with your 16mm, and have been played by high school wind ensembles. Info is here.

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Re: High School Band

PostTue Oct 17, 2017 5:41 pm

Thanks Ben! Inquiry email sent.
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Re: High School Band

PostSat Oct 21, 2017 1:23 pm

I've got several scores to silent film comedies that would work, but they really need strings as well as brass and woodwinds. I find that school band and orchestra teachers don't always collaborate well, which seems odd. But feel free to offer such a score if you like. Mont Alto's score for One Week works really well, since although I use period music, I avoided parts that use trumpet/cornet in A.
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