The LGSW plays pieces from a wide range of musical styles to suit the diverse tastes of both our players and our audience.  While we love a bit of ABBA and Madonna, our repertoire also includes band classics and music from film and theatre.  Here’s a sample of the type of pieces we’ve played in the past or will be playing in the future!  Don’t forget to click on the donate link to help us purchase or hire more wonderful music for us to perform for our adoring fans.


Band Classics

The Typewriter, Leroy Anderson

Suite “London” (London Every Day), Eric Coates

Nimrod, Edward Elgar arr. Denis Wright

Country Gardens, Percy Grainger

Irish Tune from County Derry, Percy Grainger

Suite from the Incidental Music to Peer Gynt, Edward Greig arr. Charles Godfrey, Jr.

Thames Journey, Nigel Hess

First Suite in E flat for Military Band, Gustav Holst

Second Suite in F for Military Band, Gustav Holst

The Jaguar, Goff Richards

Festive Overture, Dmitri Shostakovich arr. Donald Hunsberger

Music for a Festival, Philip Sparke

Instant Concert, Harold L. Williams

Lux Aurumque (Light and Gold), Eric Whitacre

English Folk Song Suite, Ralph Vaughan Williams

Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Henry J. Wood arr. W. J. Duthoit

Gallimaufry, Guy Woolfenden


Music from Film and Theatre

The Wizard of Oz, Harold Alden and E. Y. Harburg arr. James Barnes

Pirates of the Caribbean (Symphonic Suite), Klaus Badelt arr. John Wasson

The Magnificent Seven, Elmer Bernstein

Candide Suite, Leonard Bernstein arr. Clare Grundman

The Wrong Note Rag, Leonard Bernstein arr. Ted Ricketts

Symphonic Dances from “Fiddler on the Roof”, Jerry Bock arr. Ira Hearshen

Music for a Darkened Theatre, Danny Elfman arr. Michael Brown

Selections from the Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber arr. Warren Barker

The Pink Panther/Moon River/Baby Elephant Walk, Henry Mancini arr. John Moss

Copacabana, B. Manilow, B. Sussman and J. Feldman arr. Naohiro Iwai

South Pacific (Symphonic Scenario), Richard Rodgers arr. Robert Russell Bennett and R. Mark Rogers

The Barber of Seville – Overture, Gioacchino Rossini arr. Jaroslav Sip

Selections from Les Miserables, Claude-Michel Schonberg arr. Warren Barker

ABBA Gold, arr. Ron Sebregts

Selections from Wicked, Stephen Schwartz arr. Jay Bocook

Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral, Richard Wagner arr. Lucien Cailliet

Hymn to the Fallen, John Williams arr. Paul Lavender

We are also very lucky to have our own resident arranger, tuba player Ollie Lidgate.  Ollie has arranged some amazing and really fun pop-inspired pieces for us, including: Gaga Gold, It’s Raining Men, Madonna Mash-Up and Toxic.  Who knows what the future may bring!


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