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Piece Title : McFarland Rag
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Composer / Arranger : Gilbert, Jay W.
Composer / Arranger Details: Dr. Jay W. Gilbert is director of instrumental music and chair of the Music Department. He conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and the Tiger Pep Band. He is also the music director of the Blue River Community Band. A native of Madison, Wisconsin, he holds a bachelor''s degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and masters and doctoral degrees in conducting from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he studied with the renowned conductor and arranger, John P. Paynter, and the outstanding orchestral conductor, Victor Yampolsky.

Dr. Gilbert''s career as a band director began in the public schools of Wisconsin, where he taught instrumental music in elementary, middle, junior high, and high schools. Prior to his appointment at Doane, Dr. Gilbert was assistant director of bands at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He has been a guest conductor throughout the United States and Canada. He has also served as a presenter for numerous state conventions and the Midwest International Band/Orchestra Clinic in Chicago.

An interest in composition and arranging has produced a number of works including Suite Divertimento, which has been selected for several state music lists.

His study of quality wind band literature is often cited, and a summary of his research is included in the book The Winds of Change by Frank Battisti. He is also a contributing scholar to the series Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Volumes II, III and IV. Dr. Gilbert has received several awards including a Distinguished Service Award from the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association, a Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association, an Artist''s Fellowship from the Nebraska Arts Council, and the Zenon Hansen Leadership Award for his outstanding contributions to Doane College. Recently he was recognized as the outstanding teacher of the year by the college''s student congress and was inducted into the University of Nebraska - Omaha''s Band Hall of Fame.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
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Publisher :Kendor Music, Inc.
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Since 1954 Kendor Music has been on the forefront of publishing educational editions for jazz ensemble, string orchestra, instrumental solo & ensembles, and books. We are the exclusive distributor of the Doug Beach Music catalog, and distributor of Sammy Nestico Music and Advance Music Publications.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :1995 / 
Duration :2Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
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This is an easier piece that would be excellent for a young four mallet player. The student needs to be competent in single alternating and single independent strokes. The piece consists of a left hand ostinato and the melody lies in the right hand throughout. This piece would be excellent for a young player that has been working on technique for a while and is looking for a standalone solo.

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