“Harry Potter” Marching Music

Is your band “the chosen one?” Musicians and groups from all skill levels can now battle the Dark Lord through performance with Alfred Music Publishing’s “Selections from the Harry Potter Complete Film Series,” available for concert and marching band, solos for wind and string instruments, and more.

“Since the film series is over, now people are having a new sense at how great the music was,” says Michael Story, marching band editor at Alfred.

Alfred has published “Harry Potter” sheet music during the last 10 years, but this latest collection features highlights from all eight films, including the original score by John Williams and music by Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper and Alexandre Desplat.

“Movie music has become the new classical music,” Story says. “People have gotten away from going to the symphony for new music. Movie music and video game music—people are identifying that as the new ‘classical’ music.”

This year Alfred celebrates its 90th anniversary with more than 100,000 active titles. “As we celebrate our 90th anniversary, we smile on our past as we look to the future,” said CEO Ron Manus in a press release. “Alfred continues to create the great educational products people have grown to expect from us.”

Visit www.alfred.com for more information.

About author

Elizabeth Geli

Elizabeth Geli is the assistant editor of Halftime Magazine and a journalist/communications professional in Southern California. Her 11 years at the University of Southern California (USC) Trojan Marching Band included time as a flute player, graduate teaching assistant, and student advocate. She holds a bachelor's degree in Print Journalism and master's degree in Specialized Journalism (The Arts) from USC.