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Pep band, basketball band, jazz combo, small jazz ensemble, stand band, spirit band, stand band - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
By The Mar-Keys. Score, Set of Parts. 14 pages. Published by Bandroom.com Publications (H0.460525-SC001250899).
Item Number: H0.460525-SC001250899
Great for pre/post-game, 60-second timeouts, or a quick half-time number, LAST NIGHT climbed to #3 on the Billboard Chart in 1961. An easy blend of R&B and rock, this tune is insanely easy (hence the low price), using only 3 different notes! You can make it even more fun by adding easy choreography for the winds - start with bells down, slowly rise during the crescendo, then alternate bells left, then right for each repeated measure.
This 54-second arrangement has an easy key and the well-marked rehearsal numbers reduce the amount of time needed in rehearsal.
The highly-flexible "BcP-Flex" scoring* imitates the classic rock band sound by using only 4 "instruments/voices" - lead, rhythm, bass, and drums:
Lead: Flute, Clarinets, Alto Sax, Trumpets
Rhythm: Trombone, Horn, TC Baritone, Tenor Sax (note: for this piece, everyone except bass line has a unison lead/rhythm part)
Bass: Electric Bass, Tuba, Bari Sax
Drums: This arrangement includes a written drum set part, but it is often easier to get the drummer to "pick-up" the tune by listening to the chart.
Parts are formatted to fit in a flip-folder, but print on letter-sized paper if you prefer to use 3-ring binders.
*Other high-energy titles (with actual student band recording excerpts) in the BcP-Flex format available here on SMP as digital downloads (search term: BcP-Flex):
Barbara Ann (Beach Boys)
Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones)
Come & Get It (Selena Gomez)
Last Night (The Mar-Keys)
Low Rider (War)
Grazing in the Grass (Hugh Masekela)
Hey! Baby! (Channel)
I Got You (I Feel Good) (James Brown)
My Sharona (The Knack)
Oye Como Va (Santana)
Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes)
Tequila (The Champs)
That’s the Way I Like It (KC &The Sunshine Band)
What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction)
Wooly Bully (Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs)
YMCA (Village People)
. . . . and a great, simple setting of:
The Star-Spangled Banner (USA National Anthem).
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