Directors,
This is a collaborative list and is generated by the membership of MSBandDirector.com. As with all of the lists, please fill in the blanks as you see fit. Email me with details and please provide your top 10 picks for what you believe to be the finest Grade 3 literature ever written for concert band. You may change your list as you discover new literature, however this is what you stand for as a band director and all of us can collaborate and redefine the meaning of quality literature through this project. For more details you may read the descriptions of the graded lists.

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Members,

I have thought of some other selections that are great selections for Grade 3:

Fanfare, Ode and Festival - Margolis
Polly Oliver - Root (this may be a grade 4 on the FBA list, but still a great work)
I will update the list on Friday. Thanks for the input.

Travis Henry said:
Members,

I have thought of some other selections that are great selections for Grade 3:

Fanfare, Ode and Festival - Margolis
Polly Oliver - Root (this may be a grade 4 on the FBA list, but still a great work)
Do you believe the Root should be included on the Grade 3 list?

Margolis was added today and will post next week.

RW

Russ Weaver said:
I will update the list on Friday. Thanks for the input.
Travis Henry said:
Members,

I have thought of some other selections that are great selections for Grade 3: Fanfare, Ode and Festival - Margolis
Polly Oliver - Root (this may be a grade 4 on the FBA list, but still a great work)
Grade 3

Yorkshire Ballad-James Barnes
Three Ayres from Gloucester- Hugh M. Stuart
Cumberland Cross-Carl Strommen
Air For Band- Frank Erickson
Die Miestersinger (exerpts)- Handel/Osterling
An Occasional Suite-Handel/Osterling
The list will be updated with your votes this weekend. Thanks for submitting. Remember you have 4 submissions remaining in this category.

RW

Dawane Ledbetter said:
Grade 3
Yorkshire Ballad-James Barnes Three Ayres from Gloucester- Hugh M. Stuart Cumberland Cross-Carl Strommen Air For Band- Frank Erickson Die Miestersinger (exerpts)- Handel/Osterling
An Occasional Suite-Handel/Osterling
Northstar Overture by John O'Reilly--grade 3

Wonderful, fun piece great for introducing concepts in 3/8 and 5/8 time. Piece is musically conversational with ideas stated and responded to back and forth between sections and combinations of sections. The middle section has long flowing phrases that require shaping and breath control. Well worth working on and the student will enjoy it.
Impact, by Sean O'Laughlin

Great piece. 

Creed - William Himes is a fabulous piece.

Agreed.  The list will be revised this Summer towards the end of July.  Please feel free to send me your top 10 list at all 3 Levels if you like.  I would be happy to add These anon votes to the list.

Agreed. This piece was a favorite for my students. Great piece. 

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