Measure #5:  “5X” - means to play the repeated section (measure 5 - 23) 5 times

Measure #12:Refrain” - When a song has several verses the refrain is a section of the song that is repeated the same way each time the song is repeated.  The “Refrain” and the “Chorus” of a song are the same thing.

Solo Opportunities:  Because “the Holly and the Ivy” is repeated 5 times, a different soloist(one person) could play the verse each time and then everyone in the band could play the refrain.

PLAYING TIPS:  Itty Bitty Notes

If  you don’t know how to play some of the big notes or if the notes seem too high or to low you can play the Itty Bitty notes; they work just as well. 

Holly and Ivy MP3

Soloist on MP3:

  1. Flute
  2. Trumpet
  3. Alto Sax
  4. Guitar/Marimba
  5. Trombone
[Free Band Music]
[Holly and Ivy]
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  • Find your Instrument in one of the colored boxes.
  • Click on the box and the music for your instrument will pop-up.
  • NOTE:  You’ll need Adobe Acrobat to see, download, and print out the music.