Symphonic Band / Wind Symphony

EXTREMELY WELL-CRAFTED
All of Ayers’ works are extremely well-crafted by a composer who really knows and respects the concert band.
— Dr. Jeffrey Scott Doebler, Former President, Indiana Bandmasters Association; Former President, Indiana Music Educators Association

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AND THEY GATHERED ON MOUNT CARMEL
Finalist, 2013 American Prize
“Blows the audience away”
A major work for band
Surround-sound
3 movements. 25 minutes
Grade 5

JERICHO
Finalist, 2014 American Prize
“Most imaginative, unusual piece”
Surround-sound
Audience participation
16 minutes
Grade 5-6

RAHAB
Finalist, 2014 American Prize
“Moving, intense”
A concert “radio” drama
Surround-sound
Audience participation
35 minutes
Grade 5

SHINKANSEN
Finalist, 2023 American Prize
Ride the Japanese bullet train
“A real thrill-ride for the audience”
9 minutes
Grade 4-5

WHERE THE STORMY WINDS BLOW
True story of Lake Michigan
Audience participation
17 minutes
Grade 4-5

THE PASSION OF JOHN BROWN
WINNER, 2011 American Prize
Dramatic action story
“Total knock out”
19 minutes
Grade 5

VENI EMMANUEL
A journey from darkness to brilliant light
Optional chorus
Optional organ
10 minutes
Grade 3-4

AKEDAH
Concert story with narrator
Optional organ
Audience participation
13 minutes
Grade 4

FLASHBAX
Echoes of the classic band literature
Fast paced
5 minutes
Grade 4-5

PRIVATE EYE PROWL
Fun number
Teaches common syncop patterns
Arch form reduces rehearsal time
6 minutes
Grade 3

FANARE FESTIVALIS
2 minutes
Grade 4

FANARE & CAROL FOR CHRISTMAS
Fanfare on Joy to the World
Optional audience sing-along
3 minutes
Grade 4


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