Category 1 – Basic/Beginning

La Cucaracha


Arranged by BRIAN AGUILAR & MATT LOWE

Fun and challenging, La Cucaracha (Spanish for "The Cockroach") is a traditional Spanish folk corrido that became popular in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution.
Difficulty: BASIC-BEGINNING (Grade 1+)
Time: 1:40

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El Cid


By BRIAN AGUILAR

Explore medieval Spain with El Cid, a nobelman and military leader of the time. El Cid is a fun piece piece for a young ensemble and a great way to introduce some "Spanish" harmonies and 16th note syncopations
Difficulty: 1 - BASIC/BEGINNING
Time: 1:25
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Mardi Gras


By BRIAN AGUILAR

Mardi gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.
Difficulty: BASIC-BEGINNING (Grade 1)
Time: 1:30

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La Fiesta De La Vida


By BRIAN AGUILAR
"This piece is perfect for a junior high/middle school drumline just "getting their feet wet" in the activity. Fun and groovin'!"
Difficulty: BASIC-BEGINNING (Grade 1)
Time: 1:20

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