A Course in Band Orchestration

$1,100 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 8 months
As a life-long band nerd, I've always had a soft spot for the art form.  Sitting the the Bassoon section gave me ample time to think about the music around me.  What I noticed is that the art of orchestrating for band is an immesnsely complicted process and one that is virtually never taught in music schools.  Several years ago, I set out to rectify this.  I started the blog bandestration.com "The Art of Composing for Winds."  My initial idea was to create a guide to the various instruments used in the band, but as it grew, I realized the need for something much bigger.  Thus began my Course in Band Orchestration.  The end goal of my course will be to provide three volumes of text.  Volumes 1 and 2 are meant to be side-by-side texts - one concerning instrumentation and the other orchestration.  The third volume will consist of special problems in band scoring.  This fund raiser will be to fund the completion of the volume on orchestration.  It is currently half finished and freely available online at bandestration.com.  The funds raised here will go to support the completion and production of the first volume of the text.  The quicker I can raise the funding, the sooner I can get the text into the hands of waiting composers.
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Update 16
Posted by Bret Newton
5 months ago
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All orders have been filled and processed. If you don't have your book in hand within the next 2 weeks, please let me know.
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Update 15
Posted by Bret Newton
5 months ago
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I received my proof copy today. There are a few issues with the printing process that I'm going to try and correct on my end. Once those are corrected, I will be sending out the print books.
-Bret
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Update 14
Posted by Bret Newton
6 months ago
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The eBook is finished. For all who contributed, the electronic version should now be available to you. I'm still working on the print version. I'm hoping for it to be back from the printers soon.
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Update 13
Posted by Bret Newton
6 months ago
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Last chapter on transcription is complete along with a complete orchestral transcription. Final chapter will be done today or tomorrow. Then editing and revising. Then final product is in hand.
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$1,100 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 8 months
Created July 16, 2016
JM
$100
James Mosher
5 months ago
$250
Anonymous
5 months ago
$30
Rylee Roberts
6 months ago
$50
Jose Fausto
6 months ago
$50
Terence Martin
6 months ago
MR
$50
Michael Reisman
7 months ago
1
1
$50
Anonymous
7 months ago
GJ
$30
Glenn Jordan
7 months ago

Keep up the good work. Best of luck on this very worthwhile project.

$50
Anonymous
7 months ago
$30
Anonymous
7 months ago
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