Date of Award

Spring 5-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Music (MM)



First Advisor

Dr. Craig Fuchs

Second Advisor

Dr. James Clanton

Third Advisor

Dr. Kenny McDougle


The purpose of this thesis project was to analyze and review six pieces of repertoire for the wind band. The works reviewed were rehearsed and conducted by the author on various concerts throughout a two-year period. During this time, the author focused on the effect conducting actually has on the ensemble’s overall performance.

All of the literature conducted is attainable by a middle or high school level band and varies in difficulty from a grade level 2 through grade level 5. Each chapter contains information pertinent to rehearing and conducting the work.

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