Please vary your selections by tempo, keys, and moods to make your experience more musically rewarding and to demonstrate your ensemble's range. The popular Simply Mingus charts are slightly modified from the original Mingus Big Band orchestration, and are challenging and appropriate for the Competition. To the left, you will find more information about Simply Mingus charts. Audio clips are here for selection reference only, and not all links are live. Please ask if you
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Mingus Big Band: 3 trumpet, 3 trombone, 5 sax, piano, bass,
and drums. You may add 3 optional instruments (charts not
included), for a maximum of 17.
Simply Mingus: 4 trumpet, 4 trombone, 5 sax, piano, bass,
drums, guitar. You may add 3 optional instruments (charts
included for french horn, clarinet, and flute), for a maximum