This is my 5th grade band's first piece with full scoring, rather than a flex arrangement with melody/harmony/bass. It's also their first two-pager. The scoring has great support for parts throughout the band, and balances repetition for ease of play with fun, interesting parts for the students to play. It's been a hit with the kids so far!
I am using this selection for competition. My band is comprised of 3rd-8th graders. With help, the "newbies" can play it, yet it's not so easy that my more experienced players are bored with it. Fun, and I think the audience will love it!