I There are three main sites where most music teachers go to in order to look for orchestra or band arrangements of music. All three provide lots of variety, you can view the scores and listen to some of the piecs. You can order online. Some local music stores would also order from these sites.
Great for all types of pieces and arrangements you are looking for – from Classical to Rock and Pop and Movie Pieces. You can listen to most of the pieces and view part of the scores. In order to download the recordings you would need to pay a bit.
This one is for string orchestra and full orchestra only. Very good site to find arrangements of Classical Pieces. I like the Sandra Dackow selections here. The grading of the pieces is a bit more precise than the other two sites. I also love that they have recordings you can download into I-tunes.
I will be writing new posts with more specific ideas about different ensembles and what music might be appropriate for them. Stay tunes and check this page!
Choosing the right piece of music is just as important as teaching it! Having the right piece can make or break your ensemble! If you are new to teaching and you are working with strings classroom, do not hesitate to drop me a line. I will be happy to talk to you. You can do that through the contact page or directly into the comments option of this page.