Chimney Rock Celebration

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $58.00; (digital) - $58.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion (6 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Chimney Rock, a distinctive and prominent geological rock formation in western Nebraska, is the most famous landmark on the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails used by the pioneers on the great migration west. This journey was fraught with perils, and many perished before reaching their destination. But the courage and determination of these brave Americans helped shape our nation, and their character and bravery have become embedded in our folklore.

Chimney Rock Celebration was written to commemorate the Nebraska Sesquicentennial, while also honoring the pioneers who helped develop the American West. Commissioned by the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association, the premiere performance was given by the 2016 NSBA Eighth-Grade All-State Band, January 16, 2016, in Kearney, Nebraska, with the composer conducting.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Ohio: OMEA High School Band C


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Bemidji (Minn.) State University Symphonic Band (Ryan Webber, conductor) - 20 April 2021
  • Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.) Concert Band (Michael Rucker, Jr., conductor) - 3 March 2021
  • Poland (Ohio) Seminary High School Symphonic Band (Jeff Hvizdos, conductor) – 21 February 2019
  • Capital University (Columbus, Ohio) Junior Winds – 18 November 2018
  • Nebraska State Bandmasters Association Eighth-Grade All-State Band (Kearney) (Robert Sheldon, conductor) – 16 January 2016 *Premiere Performance*

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