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Festival Fanfare-March

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Roger Nixon

Roger Nixon

General Info

Year: 1973
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Side Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block (high and low)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Roger Nixon composed a number of works in the genre that he labeled “Fanfare-March,” a form with roots in the marches of Sousa, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, and Prokofieff. Festival Fanfare-March is quick, bright, and effervescent. In 1973, the piece received the American Bandmasters Association’s Ostwald Award, one of the most prestigious awards for wind band compositions.

- Program note by Edward Harris for the San Jose Wind Symphony concert program, 6 April 2013


  • American Bandmasters Association’s Ostwald Award, 1973


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Orange County Wind Symphony (Anaheim, Calif.) (Anthony Mazzaferro, conductor) – 19 November 2017
  • San Jose Wind Symphony (Edward C. Harris, conductor) - 6 April 2013 (ACB’s 35th Annual Convention (San Ramon, Calif.))
  • East Bay Symphonic Band (Michael L. Wirgler, conductor) - 3 April 2013 (ACB’s 35th Annual Convention (San Ramon, Calif.))
  • GMEA All-State Dinkins Band - 2010

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Nixon, R. (1973). Festival Fanfare-March [score]. C. Fischer : New York.