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Blue Hornets, The

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Jeremy S. Martin

Jeremy S Martin


General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Keiser Southern, through Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Small Triangle
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Blue Hornets was commissioned for the Louise, Texas, High School Band by its director, Gary Poffenbarger, a friend of the composer. The opening fanfare is a tongue-in-cheek homage to Ruffles & Flourishes, a standard military ceremonial work which Poffenbarger and Martin had played numerous times during their service in the Air Force Bands. The Louise High School mascot is the blue hornet, so the name of the march was chosen as a dedication to the commissioning organization.

-' 'Program note by composer


A tuneful delight to the ear with a satisfying array of teaching points for the conductor. It makes a superb concert or festival selection, at home in any place in a program.

- Program note by the publisher


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • St. John Neumann Catholic School (Maryville, Tenn.) Band (Shaun Schultz, conductor) - 6 March 2019
  • Plainfield (Ill.) East Band (Justin Koszarek, conductor) - 27 February 2016
  • Louise (Tx.) High School Band (Gary Poffenbarger, conductor) - 14 April 2015


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources