My Macy’s “Holiday Celebration” Chart On Sale Now

Band directors, are you looking for a fun, energetic arrangement for your upcoming holiday parade obligations? Then why not try my 2017 Holiday Celebration.  The arrangement was featured in a performance by the Macy’s Great American Marching Band, and was seen by over 50 million viewers in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. You can see video of the performance at https://youtu.be/RKKdC-WHs00.

To make the arrangement more comfortable for parade ensembles, the tempo has been reduced, and the wind parts feature options that make it accessible to a wide variety of ensemble skills levels. Note that the arrangement does not include the “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” ending in order to maintain brevity and to comply with copyright laws. Finally, the percussion writing is the superb work of Dr. Doug Rosener.




You can hear the chart below, and can purchase the score and parts today by clicking “Buy Now!” PDF parts and score are delivered via e-mail in minutes.  Happy Holidays, everyone!

 

Author: Dr. Ward Miller

Ward Miller hails from Loachapoka, a small farming community near the city of Auburn, Alabama. He earned his bachelors of music education from Auburn University in 2001, where he served as webmaster, arranger, and an undergraduate teaching assistant with the Auburn University Marching Band. He graduated from Arizona State University in 2003 with a masters in Trombone Performance. While in the Phoenix area, he served as a part time assistant and clinician with the Paradise Valley High School bands, the Mesa Community College Wind Ensemble, and the Phoenix Symphony Guild Youth Orchestra. He taught public school in Alabama for three years, serving as Director of Bands at Andalusia High School and at Pleasant Grove High School. In 2006 he accepted a graduate teaching assistantship at The University of Iowa, where he studied with Dr. Myron Welch in Band Conducting. While at Iowa, he also worked as a teaching assistant with the Hawkeye Marching Band, where he wrote, taught, and conducted multiple arrangements and halftime drills. He also conducted the Iowa University Concert Band, and earned the 2008 outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dr. Miller graduated in 2011 from the University of Iowa with his D.M.A. in Band Conducting. Since 2014, Dr. Miller has been the Brass Caption Head for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps of La Crosse, WI. He currently resides in Minneapolis, MN where he spends his time arranging and composing, and working as a music education consultant.