Vermont State Fair

From Wind Repertory Project
Steve Danyew

Steve Danyew

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 6:55
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Steve Danyew
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $199.99   |   Score Only (print) - $60.00


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos, high
  • Chimes
  • Cowbell, low
  • Flexitone
  • Marimba
  • Ratchet
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom (4)
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block (2)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

When I was a kid, we'd often travel a few hours north to Vermont for Labor Day, to spend the final days of summer with my extended family. While there, we'd pile in the car to spend a day at the Vermont State Fair. The fair was an exciting, vibrant place, with rides and games, animals, fried dough, and horse racing. That was always the most exciting part of the fair, for me -- the horse racing. My grandfather was a big fan and would study the racing program days in advance of the races -- I can still picture his notes written all over the program. In Vermont State Fair, you'll experience the sights and sounds of the fair, the hustle and bustle of activity, and the excitement and energy of watching the races. Off to the fair!

- Program Note by composer

Since fair attendees are surrounded with activity and excitement, Danyew's piece features frequent shifts and changes in tonality, providing the feeling of an endless array of activities surrounding the listener.

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Metropolitan Wind Symphony (Lexington, Mass.) (Richard Wyman, conductor) – 27 October 2019
  • United States Coast Guard Band (New London, Conn.) (Richard Wyman, conductor) – 19 March 2017

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  • Steve Danyew website
  • Wyman, Richard E. "Vermont State Fair." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 641-649. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.