Stones is a suite in three movements. Each movement has the title of a precious stone - Diamonds - Sapphires - Rubies. The movements describe the appearance of each of these gems. The first movement is at a “sparkling” fast tempo, the second movement is based upon the jazz “blues” progression, and the third movement is fiery “red”. Playable by an advanced middle school band or a good high school band. Commissioned by the Menomonee Falls Junior High School Band in Wisconsin under the direction of John Woger.