From Plank Road Publishing
by John Riggio & Paul Jennings
A Striking Collection For Young Players
Group percussion playing is a great way for young students to learn to play in an ensemble and read rhythms with precision. For years, rhythm sticks were a good start, but bucket bands provide even more fun and can motivate your classes in a special way.
In this all-new collection, John and Paul bring you six exciting new arrangements of Christmas favorites from around the world. You'll find naturally rhythmic tunes like "Pat-A-Pan" and "Fum Fum Fum," and one of John's acclaimed Celtic percussion settings for the always popular "Ukrainian Bell Carol." Other tunes include "While By My Sheep," "The Holly And The Ivy," and "Mary Had A Baby." And while the tracks are exciting and at times intricate, the percussion parts are designed for students and feature enough repetition that they are ideal for young players. And even more important, the percussion parts are written musically, adding another dimension to the performance.
If your school is among the hundreds that used John and Paul's last holiday collection for rhythm sticks and bucket bands (Rhythm Sticks & Bucket Bands For The Holidays), you know how much fun these tunes can be. But if you have never tried this at your school, we give you all of the basics you will need to have a successful performance. Remember, too, that these arrangements and great recorded tracks are designed so that they work fine with just the rhythm sticks, or with groups that only have small buckets. But we also give you options that provide real flair for a larger group in performance.
By purchasing this collection, you get parts for each group, as well as teaching suggestions. There are also ideas for forming a beginning bucket band, and downloadable scores that combine a lead sheet with all of the percussion parts on a page.
About the Downloadable OptionThe downloadable version contains all the components the print version would, but in electronic format. Files may be quite large: A high-speed connection is recommended. Questions? Click to open the Download Help page in a new window.