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Uncle Lumpy's Garage

By Timothy Mahr, Jenna Mahr

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Concert band - Grade 2
Composed by Timothy Mahr, Jenna Mahr. Edited by Bruce Pearson. Standard of Excellence in Concert. Jazz. Score and set of parts. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.JB69).

Item Number: KJ.JB69

This is the second collaboration between Dr. Timothy Mahr, a member of the music faculty at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he conducts the St. Olaf Band and teaches conducting, composition, and music education and Jenna Mahr, his daughter. Uncle Lumpy's Garage is a fantasy piece that is lots of fun to perform. It allows the percussion section to explore new sound sources in addition to traditional ones, and it features rhythmically punctuated materials from the winds. One might imagine an older man (don't we all know an "Uncle Lumpy?") working diligently in his garage, tinkering and hammering away, trying to make the machines of his life work again, and perhaps inventing some of his own. This is definitely a challenge, but worth every minute spent!

About Standard of Excellence in Concert

The Standard of Excellence In Concert series presents exceptional arrangements, transcriptions, and original concert and festival pieces for beginning and intermediate band. Each selection is correlated to a specific page in the Standard of Excellence Band Method, reinforcing and expanding skills and concepts introduced in the method up to that point. Exciting parts with extensive cross-cueing are presented for every player. Accessible ranges, appropriate rhythmic challenges, and creative percussion section writing enhance the pedagogical value of the series.

Sold individually, each In Concert selection includes a full Conductor Score and enough student parts for large symphonic bands. Each student part also includes correlated Warm-Up Studies. The Conductor Score comes complete with rehearsal suggestions, a composer biography, program notes, a rehearsal piano part, several ready-to-duplicate worksheets and a duplicable written quiz.

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