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Strike Up the Band (arr Brubaker)

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George Gershwin

George Gershwin (arr. Jerry Brubaker)

General Info

Year: 1927/ 1994
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

There's something inside us that 'loves a parade,' and George Gershwin's Strike Up The Band moves the pulse a bit quicker in everyone. Jerry Brubaker presents this playable, yet sparkling version for today's concert band or wind ensemble

-Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Michael Wirgler,conductor) – 11 June 2017
  • Tucson (Ariz.) Concert Band (Lorelei Allison Conrad, conductor) – 9 October 2016
  • Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) – (Clint H. Hawley, conductor) – 10 April 2016
  • Templeton (Calif.) High School Band (David Landers, conductor) - 14 May 2014
  • Koninklijke harmonie 'Unie' Sevenum - 2014

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