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Click on the PDF icon below to download the most up to date West Virginia Graded Music List (as well as a PDF of the additions for the current school year)

The Graded Music List (GML) is composed of works consider to be quality educational band literature suitable for performance at region band festivals to evaluate West Virginia band programs. The GML has over 5000 entries added over many, many years to select from when choosing a band work to play at festival. There are several sources that you may consult to find excellent literature for festival use. Stanton’s has pieces categorized as concert band performance literature and Ohio Adjudicated Large Group List”. Another great place to find music is J.W. They use the term concert and contest for festival literature.  The pieces marked “editor’s choice” or “basic library” are usually excellent choices. Pepper is a great resource to listen to music before you select it for contest. There are several other state music lists on Pepper’s site to help you select literature. “Teaching Music through Performance” (GIA Music) books are another source for an excellent reference the article can help develop rehearsals and the recording are resource for you and your students.

This list is the official Graded Music List for the State of West Virginia.

NOTE:  Please be patient, as I am trying to clean up the spread sheets for your convenience.  I hope to be finished with them soon.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email, call, or text.  Thank you

2023 - 24 Additions


February 16, 2024

NOTE: This is final

Graded Music List by
Grade Level / Composer Order
(updated 3/08/2024)

Graded Music List by Composer - Alphabetical 

(updated 3/08/2024)

Graded Music List by Title - Alphabetically 
d 3/08/2024)

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