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BJ Brooks

BJ Brooks

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General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Octatone
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
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
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Persist is a commission by Band Directors Talk Shop in honor of Marcia Zoffuto. Marcia’s legacy in teaching is the focus of the piece. In my research I came across many very heartfelt sentiments regarding her passion and success in teaching. Her approach was one of “insistent persistence”. This is a trait of all great teachers, but Marcia took this to such an extraordinary level that she was able to move the toughest of students: those in junior high. Mrs. Zoffuto’s success with these groups is well noted, but it is perhaps her style of persistence that best captures her musical genius.

The music reflects this with a recurring theme within a five-part rondo (ABACA) form. No matter the movement away from the music’s primary theme be it harmonic, rhythmic, or melodic, it is sure to return with persistence.

- Program Note by composer

Performance Notes

This work may be played virtually. Players are provided music and click track online, and are given instructions for making and submitting their individual recordings to the composer.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • T.C. Roberson High School (Ashville, N.C.) Concert Band (James Kirkpatrick, conductor) - 12 May 2021

Works for Winds by This Composer


None discovered thus far.