Written for Level Four band.  Duration, 4 minutes.  Audio samples.

About Inaugural Fanfare and March

Inaugural Fanfare and March was commissioned by the University of Indianapolis for the inauguration of their new President, Dr. Jerry Israel. It was premiered on April 10, 1999 at his installation as President of the University by  the University of Indianapolis Concert Band, Dr. John Graulty, Music Director.

The composition was meant to reflect the hope and inspiration that is often associated with the appointment of a new leader.  The work is approximately 4 minutes in length.  The piece opens with a brass fanfare that goes directly into a stately march.  This march is followed by a slower middle section that climaxes into a transition section that takes us to the original fanfare.  The work concludes with the original march material stated in a hymn–like setting with the coda section using the fanfare material to finish the work.  While this piece was written for an inauguration, the composer hopes that band directors would find the work also suitable for commencement type occasions, as the work speaks to the hope of good things to come in a person’s life.  The composition is currently unpublished.

Inaugural Fanfare and March was also performed at the Indiana Music Educator's Association Convention 2000 by the Lawrence Central High School Wind Ensemble, which is currently under the direction of Randy Greenwell and Matt James.

The following are two samples of this work recorded by the United States Coast Guard Band and used by permission.  Just click the center arrow to start listening.

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