Monkey Business

From Wind Repertory Project
David Lovrien

David Lovrien

General Info

Year: 1999 / 2007
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Lovebird Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass/Contrabassoon
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Police Whistle
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone (optional Fire Bell)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This challenging circus march is a rollicking romp from start to finish! It attempts to capture the excitement of a child's first trip to the circus: the thrill, the laughter, the joy. Lots of rowdy percussion (whistle, slapstick, cowbell), in-your-face brass and whirling woodwind runs. A favorite of community bands, it has also been used by several Texas high school bands in sweepstakes contest performances.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • David Lovrien website Accessed 11 March 2023
  • Lovrien, D. (2007). Monkey Business: Circus March for Concert Band [score]. Lovebird Music: Plano, Tx.