To the Summit!

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith

Subtitle: Strive for the Highest

General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 8:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00; (digital) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
Flute I-II (I doubling piccolo if B-flat Soprano Saxophone unavailable)
Oboe (div.)
Bassoon (div.)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II (I doubling B-flat Soprano Saxophone)
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III (I div.)
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • Conga
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Shakers (optional)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone (optional)
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Throughout the ages, we have been challenged in all of life's endeavors. As one "mountain" is scaled, we find a higher mountain ahead with an even greater challenge in the journey to the top. To the Summit! celebrates our eternal quest for new heights and excellence in all that we do.

Commissioned by the Southeast District of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity and Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, the title of the work is inspired by the fraternity's motto, "Strive for the Highest."

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Michigan: Senior High A
  • Minnesota: II
  • North Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: V


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • El Camino College (Torrence, Calif.) Symphonic Winds (Berkeley Price, conductor) – 18 May 2019
  • Plainville (Conn.) Wind Ensemble (Ken Bagley, conductor) – 5 May 2018 (ACB 2018 Annual Convention (Buffalo, N.Y.))
  • Mississippi State University (Starkville) Wind Ensemble (Rod Chesnutt, conductor) – March 2001 *Premiere Performance*

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