Island Breeze is an easy to intermediate piece for percussion ensemble with flexible instrumentation. Flex band pieces have always intrigued me as an educational tool for young band programs, so I have set out to write pieces for beginning to intermediate percussion ensembles in this style.
The piece will work for almost any size ensemble, including a duet. The only required instrumentation for the piece is a glockenspiel and a snare drum; the rest is up to you and your ensemble. This flexible instrumentation makes Island Breeze a perfect choice for beginning percussion ensembles of all sizes, whether performing at a concert or an ensemble festival.
More information about this piece:
Tempo: 120 BPM
Key Signature: B flat major
Rolls in Mallet Parts: no
Rolls in Percussion Parts: no
Rhythmic Values Used: whole notes – eighth notes