for Brass Quintet
or for Full Concert Band
by David P. Miller

"What Fun! What Wonderful Fun!"

How often have you sung out loud in your head, "Doo-dah! Doo-dah!"?

For me, it's been dozens of times. Hundreds. Maybe even thousands.

It got so I couldn't stand it any more -- I just had to write an arrangement of Stephen Foster's Camptown Races

Of course, a plain vanilla arrangement just wouldn't do, so when I sat down to write it, I really had some fun.

You'll have fun with it, too, when you play it.

It starts off with an exciting introduction, then the instruments (band or brass quintet) begin playing the notes that go along with the words, "Camptown racers sing this song..." But then, only eight measures into the piece, you'll make the audience sit up in surprise. The entire ensemble sings (shouts? yodels?)... 

"Doo-dah! Doo-dah!"

And it only gets better from there.

There are great harmonies, a slow, organ-like passage, some contemporary touches, and plenty of other surprises to delight the players and enthrall the audience.

This wonderfully fun and funny arrangement makes an excellent showcase number, an encore, or even a finale for a concert.

Preview the first page of the Brass Quintet score right in your browser by clicking here.

Download a PDF file of the first page of the score here. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file, available FREE at

The price of this piece is $24.97 for the Brass Quintet version, or $49.97 for the Full Band Version. Each comes with a full score and all parts in PDF format, so you can make as many copies of each as you wish.

Please see our duplication policy on our Copyright Page.

To order either version of this piece, see our Order Page, and remember to tell us which version (Brass Quintet or Full Band) you want.

I hope you have as much fun with this piece as I have.



All text and images on this page and on
this website are Copyright 2004 by
David P. Miller and, Inc., all rights reserved.