Goto, Yo

Goto, Yo

Yo Goto is recognized as one of the leading composers and educators in the field of wind and percussion music in the United States and Japan. His works have been performed at several international conventions including College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE), and The Midwest Clinic. He is currently the executive director of the Japan Academic Society of Wind Music, the executive advisor of the committee of the Japan Band Clinic, and the professor of the Showa University of Music. He also works as a member of WASBE Board of Directors. Goto received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Yamagata University, Japan, and studied composition with Shin-ichiro Ikebe at the Tokyo College of Music, completing a Performance Diploma Course. As active composer, arranger, and clinician, Goto moved to Texas to study composition with Cindy McTee at the University of North Texas (UNT) in 2001. He holds a Master of Music degree in composition and a Master of Music Education degree from UNT. His work, Songs for Wind Ensemble, won the 2011 Sousa/Ostwald Award held by the American Bandmasters Association. Goto also received the Academy Award from the Japan Academic Society of Wind Music in 2000 and 2012. He also has worked as a clinician and guest conductor at several international conferences including WASBE and The Midwest Clinic.

Band Works

A great showcase for the entire band, suitable for a grand finale.
Beautifully scored and highly descriptive collection of leading scenes from the Opera drawing the admiration of thousands of band fans.
A Prelude to the Shining Day
A most spectacular fanfare, with antiphonal brass and an extended lyrical interlude that combines all motives in conclusion. This extended concert piece offers many reflective moments to initiate, or conclude a serious concert.

Flexible Ensembles

Foster Songs Fantasy - Flexible Band 5 Parts & Percussion
Six Stephen Foster favorites are delightfully combined for various size bands: Camptown Races, Old Folks at Home, Beautiful Dreamer, Oh! Susanna, Better Times are Coming, and Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair.
A Little Festive Music - Flexible 5 Parts & Percussion
From the opening measure, this regal and delightful small work offers fanfare, chorale and processional that is, while being very accessable, is invaluable for any ceremonial event.


This march features syncopated rhythms throughout and can be performed by both wind and brass bands.


[Bundle]Foundation of Performance 1-6  
Six classic melodies progressively teach scales, division of beat, extended range and part independence. Ideal for first year concert performance.
Flexible Chorales for Band
An absolute delight for tuba quartet, four tastes of ramen are so represented. Ramen noodle talk has opened cheerful doors around the world for this composer.