Fanfare Forza

From Wind Repertory Project
Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages

General Info

Year: 2022
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $11.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This contemporary fanfare will usher in a sense of excitement and anticipation as the music unfolds in dramatic fashion. Bold, rhythmic motives combine with massively powerful lyrical lines spanning a wide range of emotions.

- Program Note from publisher

Written to celebrate the opening of the new Performing Arts Center at Brainerd High School in Minnesota, this powerful fanfare symbolically brings all of the students together. Prior to the PAC being built, music students would have to walk off campus to another location. Originally titled Warriors in Unison, this piece signifies the first time all students (the Brainerd Warriors) were able to come together on campus and perform in a brand new space. The music is powerful, highly rhythmic, and is constantly driving forward. Despite being just 3 minutes in length, the music has a clear are and substantial thematic, rhythmic and harmonic development.

Fanfare Forza was commissioned by the Brainerd High School Bands (Christopher Fogderud and Kelsi Olson, Conductors) in honor of their new Performing Arts Center.

-Program Note by composer


State Ratings

Texas: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Scarlet Honor Band (Phil Day, conductor) - 14 January 2024
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Collegiate Winds (Phil Day, conductor) - 5 October 2023
  • Mountain Ridge High School (Glendale, Ariz.) Wind Ensemble (Aaron Vogel, conductor) - 27 September 2023
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Concert Band (Joel Pagán, conductor) - 6 February 2023
  • Texas A&M University – Commerce Wind Ensemble (Phillip L. Clements, conductor) - 14 November 2022
  • Long Beach (Calif.) City College Wind Ensemble (Brian Hamilton, conductor) - 14 October 2022

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