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Marching Band Arrangements

Jazz Without Borders also offers marching band arrangements. But not the typical, standard fare. The music here was written to be unique, original, and special takes on great music. It, too, crosses borders.

Please Note: Because it is common practice for bands to have their own percussion arranger, these arrangements are for the winds section only unless indicated that pit percussion and/or battery percussion are included.

Each arangement can be delivered electronically as pdf files, or shipped on paper, and includes a conductor's score and parts for all instrumentation.

Meet Eddie Carr

Eddie has worked for the Parkway West Marching Band virtually every year since 1984. After marching three summers in DCI as a lead soprano (trumpet), including with the acclaimed Madison Scouts, he taught and wrote for marching bands and drum & bugle corps across the United States.

He has had the honor of working with Parkway West directors John Baker (a mentor), David Zamborsky, Ryan Curtis, Ben Pyatt, and now Brad Wallace.

During the 1990s, he designed drill for Parkway West during a stretch of three consecutive First Place victories in the Gold Division at the Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival.

Classic and Vintage Marching Band Arrangements

Set Title Individual TunePrice for Entire SetPrice For Individual Tunes
The Year Of The Dragon
(Grade 4-5)

MVT. 1

MVT. 2


MVT. 3


Three Beatles Tunes
(Grade 4-5)

The Long And Winding Road

Strawberry Fields Forever - Pit Feature

A Day In The Life

(Grade 3-4)


Banning Back Home

You Are The Pan

Presenting The Hook

Ultimate War

When You're Alone

The Sound Of Music (Grade 3)$375

Preludium (vocal chant)

The Hills Are Alive (Swing)

Do-Re-Mi (Post-Drum Solo Tag)

The Lonely Goatherd

Edelweiss (Bossa Nova)/Climb Every Mountain

The Cartoon Show (Grade 3)$250

A Fast Bird, Some Pigs, and  a Rain Forest (Roadrunner/Looney Tunes/Johnny Quest)

Jungleman, Caveman (Goerge of the Jungle/The Flintstones)

Two Dogs and a Panther (Underdog/Peanuts/Pink Panther)

The Show From Outer Space
(Grade 2-3)

Star Trek Next Generation

Cantina Band

The Jetsons

ET Adventures on Earth

Songs from the 50's
(Grade 2)

Shoop Shoop Song (includes battery percussion)

Rock Around The Clock (Drum Solo for battery percussion)
Score Example

Hear It Here!
Earth Angel (Includes battery percussion)

Later, he wrote award-winning shows for Parkway North, Francis Howell, Francis Howell North, O'Fallon Township, Oakville, Mehlville, and Lindbergh High Schools.

Eddie was the founding, resident designer and staff coordinator of the Sonic Lancers Drum & Bugle Corps in Omiya, Japan. In DCI, Eddie wrote drill for the Railmen, Omaha, Nebraska, and Div. III Finalists The Capitolaires of Madison, WI.

Eddie was a lead soprano with the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, the 27th Lancers, and the Sacramento Freelancers. He majored in music and studied composing at BYU and was a trumpet soloist with th acclaimed Synthesis Big Band.

Eddie is currently the director of the Maryville University pep band "The Sound of the Saints," and performs locally on the jazz scene as a trumpet player and pianist.

This mini-documentary, produced and broadcasted by St. Louis PBS station KETC, discusses the art of designing a marching show. It features a mid-90s iteration of the Parkway West High School Longhorn Band from Ballwin, MO.


PBS Drill Design Interview - KETC Channel 9

Previous Marching Band Design Work
High School, U.S.
Belleville East High School         Belleville, IL
Bishop Hannan High School         Scranton, PA
Collinsville High School        Cahokia, IL
Eureka High School            Eureka, MO
*Francis Howell High School        St. Charles, MO
*Francis Howell North High School    St. Charles, MO
Ft. Zumwalt South High School        St. Peters, MO
Hazelwood East High School        Hazelwood, MO
Lindbergh High School            St. Louis, MO
Marquette High School            Chesterfield, MO
*Mehlville High School            St. Louis, MO
*Oakville High School            St. Louis, MO
*O’Fallon Township High School    O’Fallon,  IL
*Parkway North High School        Creve Couer, MO
*Parkway West High School        Ballwin, MO
Rockwood Summit High High School     Fenton, MO
Skyview High School             Logan, UT
St. Charles High School            St. Charles, MO
Viewmont High School             Salt Lake City, UT
Windsor High School            Imperial, MO

High School, JAPAN       
*Nishahara High School        Okinawa, Japan
       Music arranger for this national championship-level competitive band.

*Utsonomiya Blue Crows         Utsonomiya, Japan
                    Guest conductor and band camp clinician

*Denotes major award-winning programs while using Eddie's designs and instruction.