Square Dance for Band




Instrumentation: standard Wind Band

As its name suggests, this is based on traditional Square Dance music (folk music) and, as such, is designed to be an up-beat, fun number. The different tunes feature different members / sections of the band and, where members are not playing, they should be encouraged to clap along on the off-beats, thus hopefully encouraging listeners / the audience to join in.

In particular, in the off-beat figure, first heard from bar 5, non-players should clap in time with the chords (i.e. not the bass) and should do this each time it occurs.