The Command Performance For Beginning Band book contains 14 complete band arrangements designed to be playable by students who have completed the first few lessons of their beginning band method book, and are written using the first 6 notes learned. Inside the conductor score book is aCD accompaniment for all 14 arrangements. Each of the background accomp animents has been created using MIDI technology. The use of synthesizer voices and programmed drum patterns allows the student the opportunity to perform along with sounds and rhythms they are familiar with, but which are not generally associated with young band music. Because many of the "background" parts necessary for more advanced music is handled by theaccompaniment recording, all instruments have the chance to play melodi c and interesting material. The recordings also provides a "mature" pitch to match which is extremely helpful in developing listening skills. Weare sure you will discover many great advantages each time you have you r students pull out their books.