Fanfare: A Vision and a Dream

From Wind Repertory Project
Ryan Nowlin

Ryan Nowlin

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 2:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Fanfare: A Vision and a Dream was commissioned by the W.D. Packard Concert Band, Warren, Ohio.

William Doud Packard and his brother, James Ward, formed the New York and Ohio Company in 1891 to produce incandescent carbon-arc lamps and transformers. In 1899, along with George Lewis Weiss, they built the first automobile bearing the Packard name, a car which fast became a respected name in the automotive industry.

Mr. Packard was a man with a vision when it came to music as well. In his last will and testament, Packard designated that funds would be set aside in a trust to build a music hall and finance the establishment of a band for the "edification and entertainment of the people of Warren." $1.4 million was used from the trust to build the W.D. Packard Music Hall, with the remainder of the income from the trust to be used to maintain the band. Today, the Packard Music Hall is the center of cultural and entertainment programs in the Warren area and averages over 150,000 attendees each year.

Because of his generosity, Warren area residents were able to appreciate a heritage that dates back to the 1880s. W.D. Packard took pride in this aspect of American heritage, and his dream lives on.

Dedicated to his honor and intended as an opening fanfare for the W.D. Packard Concert Band performances, this piece attempts to capture Mr. Packard's ingenuity, patriotism, and generosity, as well as the deep gratitude of the people of Warren.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Symphonic Band (Kirk Saville, conductor) – 4 April 2018
  • Allegheny College (Pa.) Band Camp for Adult Musicians (Timothy W. Foley, conductor) – 26 June 2015

Works for Winds by This Composer


None discovered thus far.