Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

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A major responsibility of the high school band director is to guide young students in solo and ensemble studies. Successful experiences of this type help develop the student's individual playing and listening abilities which contributes to a more effective band program. It was the purpose of this recital to afford the writer and opportunity to gain added insight in the area of solo and ensemble preparation and performance which might be useful in developing more effective teaching methods.

In preparing this recital the writer was concerned with the selection of solos suitable to the needs and competencies of the performer, adequate preparation of the solos, transfer from cornet to French horn, and the demonstration of levels of performance attainable by junior and senior high school brass ensembles.