Earlier this month I completed and delivered my newest concert band commission to the consortium members that funded it's creation. Hope and a New Dawn is a Grade 3/3+ piece for concert band, the piece was written to communicate a sense of optimism as we head into a post-covid world. No, we're not past it yet, but we will be, and when we get there, it will be an overwhelming time of reunion, joy, hope...but we will also have to remember and mourn what was lost. Through prominent melodies and driving rhythms, Hope and a New Dawn tries to convey just that.
My most sincere and humble thanks, again, to the consortium members that made this piece possible.
Mr. Bryan Wright
Paschal High School (Fort Worth, TX)
Mr. Steve Willemssen
Wheaton Academy (West Chicago, IL)
Mr. Chris Dandeles
Waubsonsie Valley High School (Aurora, IL)
Mr. Dan Braker
Thornapple Wind Band (Hastings, MI)
Mr. Victor Anderson
Yorkville High School (Yorkville, IL)