So another concert band season is upon us (I play percussion )... and so it's time to go through the old repertoire and mine the internet for publicly available MP3s and recordings.

The only song I'm actually playing for this round (concert in a few weeks) is Divertimento for Winds and Percussion by Roger Cichy. Various people note that the song is supposed to be "jazzy", and this description of the song comes from his faculty page at Providence college :

In 1994, he was commissioned by the Des Moines Symphony for an orchestral work. The resulting composition, Divertimento for Strings, Winds and Percussion, was later transcribed for wind band and has received numerous performances from premiere college and professional wind bands in the U.S. The work has been released on a 1995 recording by the North Texas Wind Symphony, conducted by Eugene Corporan, on the Klavier label.

I don't have the Klavier recording (although presumably the estimable Dr. Keith Kinder (no home page...) does). So here I present some recordings I've found online, all of which are perfectly legal for you to download and listen to.

Enjoy.