Music truly is the soundtrack of our lives, and it would be tough to find too many music lovers who would disagree: Music has the uncanny ability to attach itself to experiences and places, both real and imagined. For musicians who "play their part" in the music-making process, memories of their fellow players, their conductors, the venues, the rehearsals and the concerts can become imprinted for life; lodged like a stake through the music. Can you recall the first time you played the following?
Fanfare and Allegro Clifton Williams US Air Force Band of Mid America, Colonel Daniel Price An Original Suite Gordon Jacob North Texas Wind Symphony, Eugene Migliaro Corporon American Overture for Band, Op. 13 Joseph Wilcox Jenkins Brigham Young University Wind Symphony,
Don Peterson Variations on a Korean Folk Song John Barnes Chance Massachusetts Wind Orchestra, Malcolm W. Rowell, Jr. Symphonic Songs for Band Robert Russell Bennett Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra,
Mark Heron Cuban Overture George Gershwin Texas A&M University Wind Symphony, Timothy B. Rhea