Chris Sharp

Concert Band
Jazz Ensemble
String Orchestra


Chris Sharp, Ph.D. is a professional composer, arranger and orchestrator currently living in Winter Haven, Florida. Educated at the University of Florida and the University of Miami, he has served the music field in a wide range of capacities. As a trombonist, Dr. Sharp worked as a full-time performing musician and band leader at Walt Disney World for eleven years. In addition, he has served as an arranger/orchestrator for the Disney parks worldwide since 1984, providing music for atmosphere groups, live shows, recording sessions and national television broadcasts. He also has written for numerous freelance clients including Universal Studios, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the Boston Pops, the Dallas Brass and several service bands including the famed USAF Airmen of Note.

Dr. Sharp is an active music educator, with experience teaching at the middle school, high school and college levels. He is currently serving as Director of Bands at Polk State College in Winter Haven where he also teaches music theory, music technology and arranging. Dr. Sharp has served as a clinician and guest conductor on numerous occasions, and has extensive experience as an adjudicator judging for several organizations including Bands of America and Drum Corps International. His compositions and arrangements for concert and jazz band have enjoyed widespread performances, including annual appearances at the Midwest Clinic. He has received the ASCAPlus award multiple times.

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Music for Concert Band

Grade 1


Largo from Symphony No. 9

The Spacious Firmament on High

Vision Quest

Grade 1.5

Mount Rockmore

Vikings Victorious

Windermere Overture

Grade 2

Danse Antiqua

Danses Terpsichore

Feliz Navidad Give My Regards to Broadway
Grandma Got Run
Over By a Reindeer
Hanukkah Highlights

A Jammin' Caribbean Christmas

Juju Dance


Our Song Shall Rise

Purple Mountain Majesty

Trumpets Rock!

Grade 3

The All-American
Concert March

An American Spectacular
A Musical History of the United States

Buccaneer Hornpipe A Christmas Spectacular 
Hark! The Herald
Angels Swing
Masters of the March  A Showstoppin' Christmas

A Stowaway on Santa's Sleigh

Trombone Tiger Rag

Visions of Sugar Plums


Grade 4

Christmas Lights

Flying Colors


It's the Most Wonderful
Time of the Year

Music for Jazz Ensemble

Grade 1

Check Your Swing

Frimmin' on the Jim-Jam


She Loves You

Wade in the Water

Warm-ups for Beginning Jazz Ensemble

Grade 2

Everything's Irie


Mambo Jambo

The Q.C. Shuffle

Remember When

Scat Cat

Warm-ups for Developing Jazz Ensemble

What Were You Thinking?

Grade 3

How Sweet the Sound!

Just a Closer Walk with Thee

Morning has Broken

Rockin' Around the
Christmas Tree

¡Salsa Caliente!

Grade 5

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Music for String Orchestra

Grade 3

Sleeping Beauty Waltz

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