“We’ve been holding our Fanfare Competition since 2000,” said Wind Symphony Founder and Executive Director Kim Campbell. “This year’s competition drew 21 entries from an international array of composers. We were delighted to see such widespread interest in writing for the wind band.”
Winners of the 2012 Fanfare Competition include:
- Overdrive by Jeff Jordan of Hays, Kansas
- Fanfarest of the Fair by Michael Mikulka of Austin, Texas
- Fanfare from the Hiawatha Line by Christopher Danforth of Minneapolis, Minnesota
- American Fanfare by Robert W. Gillam of Sahuarita, Arizona
- Exulto by Gary Gazlay of Madison, Florida
- Sir Richard’s Fanfare by Scott Pierson of San Jose, California
- Prelude to a New Beginning by Mike Forbes of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
Special recognition is also given to Exuberance by Scott Boerma, which will be performed before the Dallas Wind Symphony’s December concerts.
Honorable mention goes to Phrygian Fanfare by Mark A. Lackey of Baltimore, Maryland.
One of the winning fanfares, sponsored by Star Community Newspapers, will be performed in the lobby of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center before each of the Dallas Wind Symphony’s seven subscription season concerts.
“The pre-concert fanfare has become a tradition for the Wind Symphony,” Campbell said. “They’re short, upbeat, and like a little cocktail to set a festive mood for the beginning of the evening. It’s really cool to see six or seven hundred people gather on the concert hall steps to listen, before they go on into the hall to enjoy the main program.”