“Cantina Band” from Star Wars- Trumpet Trio w/opt. Piano & Tuba

Composer- John Williams-trans./arr.Chidester

Length- 2:30

Difficulty- M+

Range- M

Endurance- M+

Finger technique- M+

Counting ability- M+

Ensemble difficulty- M+



This is the forty-second in a series of arrangements composed/arr./trans. for use in Solo/Ensemble contests and will help fill the need for new material for competing middle school and high school players. Each of these ensembles are selected to show the very best qualities of your ensemble and through careful editing, each has a professional sound with only an average playing ability.


The original sequencer was not listed so I can’t take credit for most of this number but the work spent on modifying this gem was worth it.


This arrangement is very versatile for it can be performed with only the three trumpets, trumpets with piano or trumpets with Tuba as illustrated with the recordings below-


Listen to the example-

Trumpets alone


Trumpets with Piano


Trumpets with Tuba


Trumpets with both Piano and Tuba


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