A0001-A9999 Marching-sized music
B0001-B9999 Folio-sized music (rare these days, and sometimes mixed in with the Cs)
C0001-C9999 Concert-sized music
D0001-D9999 Jazz band music
In the spreadsheet, there are categories for catalog number, title, composer, arranger, publisher, PML number, genre (march, religious, patriotic, trumpet solo with band, latin rhythms, etc.,) difficulty level, when last performed, etc.
As you add new pieces, they are just processed and added to the end of the list.
Method books arranged in score order, Region tryout books pulled for that specific year, solos arranged in all kinds of different ways.
My favorite way of doing solo and ensemble is to get (for example) all the flute solos, separate them into currently on PML and others. The PML ones are divided into class and placed in a folder so you have four folders: Flute Class I, Flute Class 2, Flute Class 3, Flute Non-PML.
I also suggest stamping the originals with the concert number in colored ink; that way it's easy to tell copies (which should be destroyed) from originals.
Oversized scores can be stored separately.
This is what works for me...I've stolen this system from various sources over the years. I hope it helps!
: Any tips on organizing a music library? Or
: different strategies for this? Currently,
: the music library is in shambles and I need
: to reorganize pretty much everything.