New Wind Band Music Commissions

The Consortium for the Advancement of Wind Band Literature

Lake Zurich is pleased to be a member of The Consortium for the Advancement of Wind Band Literature. This group has been in existence for only two years, but members of the consortium have been collaborating on commission projects regularly for quite some time. The consortium’s goal is to add a significant piece to the wind band repertoire in the grade 4 or 5 level by choosing composers who show originality and uniqueness in their approach to composing for wind band. The consortium gives the chosen composer freedom to write a piece that will be a complement to the pieces already in that composers catalog. The consortium members have made a commitment to provide funds yearly for this purpose.

2018 Lasting Light: Viet Cuong
2016 Flutter and Kick: Roy Magnuson
2015 Mythical Monsters: Roshanne Etezady
2014 Noche Triste: Jess Langton Turner
2013 Single: Jonathan Newman 
2012 Riff Raff: Ryan George 
2011 Dreamland: Michael Markowski
2010 Elegy and Quickstep: David Dzubay
2009 Paragon: Wataru Hokoyama  Bravo Music inc.: Paragon by Hokoyama
2007 Turning: John Mackey

Members of the consortium are:
St. Charles East High School, St. Charles, IL Jim Kull and Gil Wukitsch
Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, IL Josh Thompson
New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL Matt Temple
Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL Craig Roselieb, Ron Hornish and Glenn Williams
Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL DJ Alstadt and Brandon Estes
Champaign Central High School, Champaign, IL John and Jennifer Currey
Sun Prairie High School, Sun Prairie, WI Steve Sveum
Illinois State University Bands, Normal, IL Steve Steele
The Mark of Excellence / National Wind Band Honors Rick Yancey

The Consortium for the Advancement of Wind Band Literature is open to accepting new members who share the same commitment to producing quality new works for our students and communities. For further information, please contact Jim Kull.

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