Zoom (Boerma)

From Wind Repertory Project
Scott Boerma

Scott Boerma

General Info

Year: 2021
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $150.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
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
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The word “zoom” took on a new meaning during the pandemic [that started in 2020]. Meetings, classes, social gatherings, and holiday celebrations took the form of online video conferences and were generically called “zooms.” Those of us in the musical profession often had to resort to makeshift, substitute forms of ensemble performances that often resembled these gatherings.

One upside for me was a weekly zoom hang that developed with four of my closest friends (all university band conductors) from across the country. One of those friends is Jamie Nix, for whom I was commissioned by his former graduate students to write this piece, in celebration of his tenth year as director of wind ensembles at Columbus State University. A common theme in our weekly chats was our unbridled enthusiasm (and impatience) to get back to what we love: making live music with our students. All of us have felt like we’ve been feverishly revving our engines behind the starting line, breathlessly waiting to see the green flag fly, knowing that the checkered flag awaits on the other side. Well, start your engines … because here we go … full speed ahead!

- Program Note by composer

In celebration of Jamie L. Nix for his 10th year as Director of Wind Ensembles at Columbus State University.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Michael Komperda, conductor) - 30 October 2023 (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Wind Ensemble (Damon Talley, conductor) - 26 September 2023
  • Dr. Lawrence R. Sutherland Wind Festival Orchestra (Fresno, Calif.) (Scott Boerma, conductor) - 26 March 2023 (2023 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Tx) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Sarah McKoin, conductor) - 23 March 2023
  • Georgia Music Educator Association All-State (Athens) 11/12 Symphonic Band II (Don Schofield, conductor) - 4 March 2023
  • Bowling Green (Ohio) State University Wind Symphony (Bruce Moss, conductor) - 24 February 2023
  • VanderCook College of Music (Chicago, Ill.) Symphonic Band (Thomas Caneva, conductor) - 21 December 2022 (2022 Midwest Clinic)
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington) Wind Symphony (John Cody Birdwell, conductor) - 16 October 2022
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Concert Band (Courtney Snyder, conductor) – 3 October 2022
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Jay S. Gephart, conductor) - 2 October 2022
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Wind Symphony (Kevin Sedatole, conductor) - 30 April 2022
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Jamie Nix, conductor) - 2 March 2022 (87th Annual ABA National Convention)

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