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March 30, 2019
Wayland Middle School, Wayland MA
Snow date, March 31

Well, we are pretty excited to be hosting this "little" festival coming up! There are 140 participants, plus coaches & directors! (Registration is now closed) This page is for information that you might be looking for, or have lost, like what to bring, the schedule, directions to Wayland Middle School... We are also posting links to the sound files of as many of the large group pieces that we can find.

DIRECTIONS TO Wayland Middle School

201 Main Street, Wayland, MA
Email Diane if you need specific directions


SCHEDULE (download here)

LINDA'S EMAIL of MARCH 6 (for other info)
(download here)



  • Your Music Stand (put your name on it) (Percussionists do NOT need stands)
  • An instrument stand, if you wish (put your name on it)
  • Stand light if you have trouble seeing (put your name on it)
  • A water bottle (put your name on it)
  • Dress is casual — wear whatever is comfortable for you.  Although the large ensembles will be playing for each other at the end of the day, it is not a formal concert so whatever is comfortable is fine.  
  • Dress in layers (some parts of the building are chilly, some hot)
  • Percussionists, bring your stick bag (or a sack full of sticks, mallets, etc.) Other instruments will be provided, but if you prefer your own, bring it - be sure it has your name on it!
  • Extra reeds (broken in!), valve oil, rosin, a mute if your music calls for one
  • Snacks if you need something special
  • Your patience and good humor for working with others in small groups
  • The kitchen sink...

Bringing a spouse/friend/family member to keep you company?? Nice. Please let us know if s/he wishes to have lunch with us so that we can have enough food. $10 for the lunch, otherwise no charge for their company!



Listening to the soundfiles of the pieces you are going to play is a great way to get into the music - it gives you an understanding of how your part fits into the music and the overall sound, feel, style and intent of the piece. Listen many times and see how many different things your ears can pick out.

The music for the bands will be sent out by next week, by instrument, so you will get all the parts for all five pieces.  When you receive the music, please look at the parts, decide in which band you want to play, and email Linda with your choice of band.

Beginner/Novice Band

Director: Diane Muffitt (Sudbury Valley NH Music, Wayland, MA)

Elizabethan Dance by Mark Williams


Intermediate Band

Directors: Donna Morse (Monadnock NH Band, Keene, NH) and
Jackie Smith (Pioneer Valley NH Band, Northampton, MA)

Darklands March by Randall Standridge

Gently Touch the Sky by Robert Sheldon


Advanced Band

Directors: Alex Pendleton (Cape Cod NH Band, Yarmouth, MA) and
Nina Andersen (NH Band of Greater Portland, Portland, ME)

Cumberland Cross by Carl Strommen

Four Shaker Songs, mvt. 4, Simple Gifts, by Frank Ticheli



Directors: Debbi Gibson (NH Musical Organization of the Lakes Region, Laconia, NH) and
Earl Lord (Harold J Crosby Community Band, Dexter, ME)

(No sound files, but go to recordings of the original!)

Mozart: German Dances, K.536, Nos. 1&2 for strings and pairs of winds

"Traumerei" and "Kleine Romanze" by Robert Schumann, arr. J.P.Sousa(?), Collette Mourey; adapted for our group by Linda Murdock





No sound files, but here is the music to look at to decide your parts:

Percussion parts / Mallet Percussion parts (Tin & Dona only)

You can't print these, but you can look at the parts

A Little Spice  (easier, as a warmup)

Bingo-Bango-Bongo (tricky!)



  • First, you do NOT need to bring a music stand.  We will always be rehearsing where the band setups are (because that is where the instruments are), so there will be the good, sturdy, black music stands there.
  • You do not need to bring a drum, bell sets or any other instruments, unless you wish to do so.  For example: if you really love your own snare drum or you are playing tambourine for one piece and you have a great tambourine that is well broken in (but not dead!) and you prefer to play on that, fine, bring it.  BE SURE YOUR EQUIPMENT IS LABLED WITH YOUR NAME!
  • Bring sticks and mallets that you may own.  There are some around, but the middle school kids don’t always take very good care of the mallets.  The equipment is good, but not the mallets (the students are supposed to bring there own each rehearsal, so what is there are the left-overs).
  • Also see the list above for everyone!!


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