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About Music for

Brad Howland with Trombone

My name is Brad Howland, and I perform as Principal Trombone of the Victoria Symphony along with my other work as a freelance musician. I started Music for in 1998 with two goals in mind: (1) help brass musicians find great music for their gigs; (2) provide an educational resource for brass musicians, with a series of articles by professional players.

Our arrangers and composers have supplied brass music online for 17 years now, and the catalog has grown to over 350 arrangements that can be immediately downloaded, printed, and played. We carefully inspect our arrangements before posting them, making sure they meet our standards of quality and “playability.” Most have also been tested in performance before a variety of audiences.

It can be hard to know what you are going to get when buying music online. We try to make this process as easy as possible by providing pdf samples, difficulty ratings, occasional descriptions, and recorded audio samples (if available, or links to YouTube and iTunes).

Our brass music catalog can be relied on for a wide variety of events, and much of our music is excellent for amateur, high school, or college level ensembles. In the catalog we indicate the instrumentation for each piece and estimate the difficulty level and range. The difficulty levels we use are:

  • Easy (1 out of 5): suitable for all players
  • Fairly Easy (2 out of 5): suitable for middle school level or high school players
  • Medium Difficulty (3 out of 5): suitable for high school level or college players
  • Moderate Difficulty (4 out of 5): suitable for college level or university players
  • Difficult (5 out of 5): suitable for university level, advanced or professional players

We also offer an unconditional money-back guarantee. Let us know if you are not 100% satisfied with your order and we will refund the full purchase price (we may ask you to sign and return a statement to us confirming that you deleted the downloaded files).

Our catalog is always growing. I hope you enjoy it and find it a useful source of “gig music” for brass. I invite you to explore the site, order some music, and have fun!

Best regards,

Brad Howland's signature

Brad Howland

Principal Trombone,
Victoria Symphony