Crank it Up!
For band (Grade 1.5)
By Gary Gazlay
CRANK IT UP! was written for my band students with the purpose of providing them with an “enjoyable” song to play. The challenge that I have observed with my students is keeping the tempo throughout the entire song especially from measures (25-32). The bass drum part helps to keep , “cranked up”.
It is my hope that CRANK IT UP! will provide students with a song that they will enjoy learning to play and provide other music educators with a teaching tool that can be used to motivate and encourage their students.
CRANK IT UP! is dedicated tomynephew, Caleb Dorsey.