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Make your event really special.

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The Moon Town Schmatts, Bassoons of Distinction, Not Your Everyday Bassoon Ensemble

was founded in 1996

by bassoonist Beverly McChesney

and contra-bassoonist Mia Stormer Gates. 

Wendell Hanna joined us in 2007.

Wendell, Mia and Beverly

MTS features Mia and Beverly’s arrangements of popular songs for bassoon ensemble and other arrangements of classical music by some of the worlds greatest composers. 

At your family party, the MTS will bring light-hearted enjoyment of familiar tunes for everyone.  The MTS special collection of Christmas music will be a delight for your holiday gatherings.


The MTS has an elegant and lovely set of music for weddings that provides a very beautiful but unusual musical backdrop for your special day. 

Included are poignant classical melodies for before the ceremony, traditional selections for the ceremony itself and a mix of contemporary, up-tempo and classical music for the reception. 

Half Moon Bay, June 2008

Wendell, Beverly and Mia


Musical Repertoire

Click on a highlighted title to hear the music!


Wedding Music Holiday Music

A Shield About Me, arr. Mia

As the Deer, arr. Mia

Bridal Chorus from "Lohengrin", arr. Mia

Lord, Be Glorified, arr. Mia

O Lord, You're Beautiful, arr. Mia

The Pachelbel Canon

To Commune With You, arr. Mia

Unto Thee, O Lord, arr. Mia

Wedding March, Mendelsohn, arr. Mia

Angels We Have Heard On High

Joy To The World

Numerous Traditional Holiday Tunes

The Twelve Bassoons of Christmas

Jazz Tchaikovsky

When Good King Wenceslas Saw Three Ships

Boogie Woogie on God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Big Band Sounds for O Come All Ye Faithful

TV, Movies and Musicals Classical, Pops & Oldtimey

Big Spender, arr. Mia

Cantina Band, arr. Beverly

Consider Yourself, arr. Mia

Gomer Pyle, arr. Mia

If I Only Had a Brain, arr. Mia
Mighty Mouse, arr. Mia
The Muppet Show Theme, arr. Mia
The Pink Panther, arr. Mia 

When You Wish Upon A Star, arr. Mia

Peter and the Wolf, arr. Beverly
Sorcerer's Apprentice, arr. Mia
Washington Post March, arr. Mia
Ballin' the Jack, arr. Mia
"Que Sera, Sera", arr. Mia
Alexander's Ragtime Band, arr. Mia
Solace, arr. Mia
The Entertainer, arr. Mia

Weissenborn Trios

Goofy Tunes Rock, Jazz & Ballads
Alley Cat, arr. Mia
Camptown Races, arr. Mia
Heart and Soul, arr. Mia
I've Been Working on the Railroad, arr. Mia
Mairzy Doats, arr. Mia
Polly-Wolly-Doodle, arr. Mia
Puff, the Magic Dragon, arr. Mia
Rubber Duckie, arr. Mia
The Hokey Pokey, arr. Mia
Three Little Fishies (Itty Bitty Poo), arr. Mia

Ain't Misbehavin', arr. Mia 
Black and Blue, arr. Mia

Day Tripper, arr. Beverly
Don't Get Around Much Anymore, arr. Mia

Imagine, arr. Beverly
It's Only a Paper Moon, arr. Mia 

I Will, arr. Beverly

Maybe I'm Amazed, arr. Beverly

Money (That's All I Want), arr. Beverly 

Stand By Me, arr. Mia

Till There Was You, arr. Beverly
When I'm Sixty Four, arr. Beverly