Free downloadable music for solos & ensembles 

Percussion solos

Solo Flyer  An easy timpani solo involving 2 timpani.. Some sixteenth notes and rolls.

Kettle Corn A timpani solo that is medium level.  Three timpani needed

El Cumbanchero (mallet solo with piano)

Fiery and playable for younger and intermediate student

Stickplay -Middle school and easy high school

T.C.'s Dance- T.C.'s Dance is a grade 2+ Field Drum solo that uses changes in time signature and tempo while retaining a rudimental style. by Koch

Alpha One- Alpha One is a drumset solo using the standard four piece set.  It's a fun grade 2+ solo showcasing different grooves and styles. by Koch

Sticky Business- Middle School and easy high school

Just North of Here- A marimba solo that introduces 3 mallets

Flicker Sticks- middle school drum solo

Bringing Heat- middle school snare drum solo

Pass in Review -Medium easy for HS

Elements  -An easy entrance to a 4 mallet marimba solo

Turbo Boost- medium easy for middle school snare drum

Thunder Drummer - medium easy for middle school or advanced 6th

You'r on a Roll, So Buzz Off! -A Fun new Snare solo by Kurtis Koch (good for HS)

Bella's Walk- Kurtis'Koch cool marimba solo

Flam-Boyant-  An excellent snare drum solo by Kurtis Koch

Tee Time -A snare drum solo with back sticking and diddles, grade 3ish

General Lee-a new snare drum solo from Kurtis Koch, dedicated to Bob Lee  great for High School snare drummer by Koch

Warning High Velocity-A very challenging snare drum solo from Kurtis Koch

Stick Wars- A snare drum solo that will have audiences on the "rim" of their seats by Koch

Developmental Snare Studies -Exercises designed to help beg. or intermediate snare drummers obtain an approach to warming up and developing the snare drum rollTest Solo by Koch

We To​ Contest Snare Drum solo grade 2 1/2.  Usage of Drags and rim playing.​ by Koch

​The Long and Short of It​  A contest solo for snare drum grade level 2. by Koch

Give a Flam ​​"Give A Flam is a grade 2 snare solo by American born German composer Gustav Von Trommel (aka Kurtis Koch) The solo is in 6/8 time and, you guessed it, features the Flam. by Koch

Waltz for Marimba  “Waltz for Marimba is a grade 2 1/2 work for three medium yarn marimba mallets.” by Koch


"Amazons is a medium grade solo work for three timpani using the pitches low G, mid-range D, and high F. 

I chose these notes because of the sound quality it gave to portray a mental and audio image of Amazon warriors. 

Start out using medium felt mallets and then switch to hard felt mallets at the caesura to articulate the final closure of the piece." by Kurtis Koch

"Sometime in August"   A light, and interesting two mallet marimba solo for the intermediate player. by Kurtis Koch

"Slam It and Flam It"   Yes, this is a Snare Drum solo built around Flam rudiments. By Kurtis Koch

 "Let the Good Times Roll"  This Snare Drum solo uses combinations of drum rolls. by Kurtis Koch