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Dance Party

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Jason Nitsch

Jason Nitsch

Subtitle: For Solo Trombone and Concert Band

General Info

Year: 2022
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: VI (Solo); III (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: T.U.X. People's Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
Solo Trombone
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-VI, including:

  • Anvil
  • Bass Drum
  • Brake Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Claves
  • Congas
  • Cowbells (2)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Gong
  • Guiro
  • Ratchet
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Timbales
  • Tom-Toms (4)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Blocks (4)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Featuring a challenging trombone solo part and plenty of percussion. Dance Party's enthralling rhythms will challenge, excite and entertain your ensemble and audience alike.

Dance Party: "The Untold Story of the Epic Plan to Rule the World One Gliss at a Time" was commissioned by Mark Poole and the Lone Star Wind Ensemble in commemoration of their performance at the 2022 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL, The piece was written for advanced (VERY!) trombone soloist and a grade 3 band accompaniment.

Programmatically the piece can best be summed up by imaging a hot-shot trombone virtuoso taking in a night out on the town … where they join in on the fun early … but the party ultimately follows them! If a good time is not had by all, then you're doing it wrong!'

In composing the piece, I wanted to create something extremely soloistic and virtuosic for the trombone soloist, while providing accompanying part that were approachable for multiple ability levels and ages of ensemble performers. As such, great care was taken with instrument ranges, orchestrational doublings, rhythmic content and pitch center selections for the band proper. Although precision is always appreciated, the somewhat instinctively bombastic nature of the piece does provide some context for conductors and performers to live on the edge! I hope you enjoy Dance Party!

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

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