Your beginning band students will enjoy playing this version of Old MacDonald in a minor key using the rhythmic background from John Williams' "Duel of the Fates." Low brass begin with the melody in half time, and it is then passed on to the trumpets in a fast tempo. This was hands down the favorite piece of my students for their beginning band concert!
Range = Concert A-G
Rhythm = 8th notes
Additional notes = Incorporates accents and dynamics. Bells part is featured and can be taught by rote since it uses the same 3 notes (high B-flat, A, G)