Festival Solos Books 1, 2, and 3, by Bruce Pearson, Mary Elledge, and Dave Hagedorn, are collections of outstanding solo arrangements of classic literature from master composers—ideal for contests, festivals, concerts, and private study. Each part book includes demonstration and play-along recordings, with a piano accompaniment book also purchasable separately.
SmartMusic, a MakeMusic subscription-based interactive assessment software program that provides students with instant performance feedback, is available for Festival Solos Books 1, 2, and 3. The Complete Assessment Manual (W39T) rubrics look to the SmartMusic score as one component of evaluation.
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- Thank you SO MUCH!!! Keep up the awesome work!
I am a middle school band director. I make all of my students perform twice a year at the solo festival we host at our school. We are a very struggling Title 1 school, so going to official S&E events is too hard on the pocket, too far to drive, and has TOO MANY RULES.
All of that to say, I just got the sample copy of your new Festival Solos book 3 and LOVE IT! I just bought a few more copies to test out and sample with. I LOVE the progression of the solos in your books! Some of the other solo collection series have too awkward of difficulty and concept changes for the students, but your progression is AMAZING and the solos are EXCITING! PLEASE keep making more! If you come out with a book 4 I'LL BUY IT!!!!!
Can you beg and plead KJOS to put the CD 1 and CD 2 also online for digital download? It would make it so easy for my students to listen to on their phones (the awkward struggle of kids who can't buy lunch but have smart phones haha!).
Thank you SO MUCH!!! Keep up the awesome work!