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Founded in 1964, Wingert-Jones started as a labor of love between two instrument salesmen with a passion for grand, high-end band music. Merrill Jones started small, attending the 1964 Mid-West National Band Clinic with just one piece: Emperata Overture by Claude T. Smith. From those humble beginnings, Wingert-Jones has grown into a nationally known publisher.

Merrill Jones and George Wingert met as traveling instrument salesmen in the Midwest and became good friends with a number of connections in the industry. Together, they founded a small print and retail shop in Kansas City selling just a few pieces by their sole composer, Claude T. Smith. Smith would remain the chief composer for Wingert-Jones until his death in 1987. His music was the foundation Wingert-Jones was built on and still features prominently to this day.

Today, Wingert-Jones continues to publish some of the best pieces of band music in the world, but they have expanded their library to include orchestral and educational pieces as well. Our Achievement and Early Achievement music series are among the most popular hands on music learning collections in the nation. This year, Wingert-Jones is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a line of commemorative editions featuring many of the best pieces ever published by the company.

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Founded in 1964, Wingert-Jones started as a labor of love between two instrument salesmen with a passion for grand, high-end band music. Merrill Jones started small, attending the 1964 Mid-West National Band Clinic with just one piece: Emperata Overture by Claude T. Smith. From those humble beginnings, Wingert-Jones has grown into a nationally known publisher.

Merrill Jones and George Wingert met as traveling instrument salesmen in the Midwest and became good friends with a number of connections in the industry. Together, they founded a small print and retail shop in Kansas City selling just a few pieces by their sole composer, Claude T. Smith. Smith would remain the chief composer for Wingert-Jones until his death in 1987. His music was the foundation Wingert-Jones was built on and still features prominently to this day.

Today, Wingert-Jones continues to publish some of the best pieces of band music in the world, but they have expanded their library to include orchestral and educational pieces as well. Our Achievement and Early Achievement music series are among the most popular hands on music learning collections in the nation. This year, Wingert-Jones is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a line of commemorative editions featuring many of the best pieces ever published by the company.

    Ep. 1 Achievement Plus Series 2020

    Ep. 1 Achievement Plus Series 2020

    Celebrations for Christmas, by Randall D. Standridge
    Celestial Flight, by Jim H. Johnson
    Ghostories, by Steven J. Pyter
    Impact, by Mark Lortz
    A Lasting Legacy, by Gary P. Gilroy
    A Maid in Bedlam, arr. Randall D. Standridge
    Oracle, by Vince Gassi
    Radetzky March, by Johann Strauss/ arr. Robert E. Foster Jr.
    While Angels Watched, arr. Gene Milford

    • 33 min
    Ep. 2 Achievement Series 2020

    Ep. 2 Achievement Series 2020

    The Aliens Return, by John Prescott
    As Joy Ignites, by Travis J. Weller
    Book of Secrets, by John Prescott
    Droid, by Peter Sciaino
    A Festive Holiday Overture, arr. Joe Snyder
    Hope Springs Eternal, by Steven J. Pyter
    Light Cavalry Overture, by Franz von Suppe/ arr. Robert E. Foster Jr.
    The Solid Rock, by Edward Mote & William Bradbury/ arr. David Gorham
    Spring Creek Overture, by Rob Grice

    • 27 min
    Ep. 3 Early Achievement Series 2020

    Ep. 3 Early Achievement Series 2020

    Battleship, by Deontrae Peyton
    First Christmas Fanfare, arr. Robert E. Foster Jr.
    Ninja: The Fire Dance, by Rob Grice
    Raptor, by Jay Taylor

    • 8 min
    Ep. 4 Concert Band Series 2020

    Ep. 4 Concert Band Series 2020

    The Awakening, by Mark Lortz
    Carpe Diem, by Steven J. Pyter
    Christmas in the Valley of the Kings, arr. Gary P. Gilroy
    Detonation, by Gary D. Ziek
    A Festival Celebration, by Travis J. Weller
    Heroes and Quests, by John Prescott
    La Belle Ame, by Gary D. Ziek
    My Irish Hart, by Gary P. Gilroy
    Refuge, by Deontrae Peyton
    Reverence, by Louis A. Josephson
    Salutes and Salutations, by Barry E. Kopetz
    Siege, by Randall D. Standridge

    • 55 min
    Ep. 5 John R. Bourgeois Editions 2020

    Ep. 5 John R. Bourgeois Editions 2020

    Cavalry Scouts, by Julius Fucik
    The Ragtime Dance, by Scott Joplin
    Turkish Fragments, by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov

    • 21 min
    Ep 3. String Orchestra Series 2020

    Ep 3. String Orchestra Series 2020

    Appalachian Festival, by Chris Thomas
    Celtic Air and Jig, by John Mock
    Christmas on the Thames, arr. Porter Eidam
    Fiddle Fury, by Kathryn Griesinger
    Mystic Mountain, by Chris Thomas
    Primavera: Scenes from Vivaldi’s “Spring”, arr. Todd Parrish
    Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5: First Movement, arr. Todd Parrish

    • 29 min

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