Music Preparation

AMA Red Music Tour


The AMA Red Tour has a long tradition of playing music at a high level. Since we have only 2 days of ensemble rehearsal time before our first performance, it is necessary for you to have your music ready BEFORE you arrive at our rehearsal at ESU. The following materials will assist you in your preparation.



Music Preparation Information (Dropbox Link)

This folder contains:

  • Music letters for each ensemble with repertoire lists and ensemble specific instructions
  • Brass Warmups
  • Percussion Part and Equipment Assignments and the Required Mallet list.
  • List of Selected Sections to Record

AMA Reference Recordings (Dropbox link)

This folder contains recordings of all the music we will be performing plus Jazz Band solo section materials

Music Preparation Schedule

These are your weekly assignments.

Learn the following pieces, record and send in the selected sections by the listed dates. Lists of Selected Sections to Record can be found here.


Date Band Orchestra Choir Jazz Band
5/6/18 Let There Be Peace On Earth (Finale Pt 1), Boys of the Old Brigade Let There Be Peace On Earth (Finale Pt 1), Snake River Stomp Let There Be Peace(all sing unison melody until 15 after F, “me, with me” sing harmony), Hear My Prayer Perdido
5/13/18 Stars & Stripes Forever (Finale Pt 2), Strike Up the Band Stars & Stripes Forever (Finale Pt 2), Jazzed Up and High Strung Bridge Over Troubled Water, Buttercup Spain
5/20/18 God of Our Fathers, Heavens Light God of Our Fathers God of Our Fathers,Salvation is Created
5/27/18 Curtain Call Incredibles Wonderful World When the Saints
6/3/18 Mambo I’m Shipping up to Boston Swing’s The Thing
6/10/18 Stevie Wonder in Concert Plink, Plank, Plunk Go The Distance Birdland
6/17/18 Fantasy on a Fiddle Tune Somewhere from “West Side Story” Tshotshotloza
6/24/18 Childhood Remembered, Galop Clinch Mountain Backstep I Choose Love St. Thomas
7/1/18 Billboard March Drifen Ain’t Got Time to Die