Pep Band Scores & Parts
Turn on any mainstream music station today and it's almost guaranteed you're going to hear "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. This upbeat hit is a must for every pep rally or function and Hal Leonard definitely does it right with this Pep Band/Marching Band Level 3 score. Don't say we didn't warn you - your audience will start singing, dancing and clapping the moment your band starts playing this song. Another selection bound to get everyone fired up is Hal Leonard's Counting Stars - Pep Band/Marching Band Level 3 Score. This powerful version of OneRepublic's song "Counting Stars" adapts perfectly for marching/pep bands and features a wide range of dynamics with a melody for the low brass and a hard-hitting chorus for the full band.
Don't fret if you're a fan of the oldies. Hal Leonard has a variety of scores which feature the chart-toppers of days gone by. Heatwave's monster hit from 1976 "Boogie Nights," The Beatles 1963 rock and roll classic "Twist and Shout" and Pat Benatar's 1981 girl-power anthem "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," they're all here. Into the 90s grunge-rock sounds of Nirvana? No problem, pick up a copy of Hal Leonard's Smells Like Teen Spirit Pep Score. This arrangement trades the melody between low brass and trumpets before closing with the familiar, heavy-hitting chorus.
Fun, entertaining and exciting, any one of these pep band scores and parts is an absolute blast to play. Take a minute to think about the direction you want to take your pep band in, that should help narrow down your choices. Don't take too long though - once your band hears what tracks you've picked out, they'll want to start practising and performing right away!