Symphonic Band / Wind Symphony

All of Ayers’ works are extremely well-crafted by a composer who really knows and respects the concert band.

— Jeffrey Scott Doebler

Former President, Indiana Bandmasters Association
Former President, Indiana Music Educators Association

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Cover of "Rahab" by Jesse Ayers for mezzo soprano and  surround-sound symphonic band

Finalist, 2014 American Prize
Band with mezzo soprano
Dramatic telling of Joshua 2
Surround-sound
Audience participation
Grade 5-6
35 minutes

Cover of "Jericho" by Jesse Ayers for narrator and  surround-sound symphonic band

Finalist, 2014 American Prize
Band with narrator
Dramatic telling of Joshua 6
Surround-sound
Audience participation
Grade 5-6
16 minutes

Cover of "Mount Carmel" by Jesse Ayers for surround-sound symphonic band

Finalist, 2013 American Prize
Musician depiction of I Kings 18
Surround-sound
Three movements
(Mvts available separately)
Grade 5-6
25 minutes

Cover of "Akedah" by Jesse Ayers for narrator and  symphonic band

Band with narrator
Dramatic telling of Genesis 22
Optional organ
Grade 4
13 minutes

Cover of "Passion of John Brown" by Jesse Ayers for narrator and  surround-sound symphonic band

Winner, 2011 American Prize
Band with narrator
Dramatic action story of the life of John Brown
Grade 5-6
19 minutes

Cover of "Flashbax" by Jesse Ayers symphonic band

Echoes of classic band lit.
Fast paced
Grade 4
5 minutes

Cover of "Privatre Eye Prowl" by Jesse Ayers symphonic band

Fun number
Teaches common syncops
Grade 3
6 minutes

Cover of "Veni Emmanuel" by Jesse Ayers symphonic band and optional SATRB chorus

Optional chorus
Optional organ
Grade 4
10 minutes

Cover of "Fanfare and Carol for Christmas" by Jesse Ayers symphonic band

Fanfare on Joy to the World
Optional audience sing
3 minutes

Finalist, 2013 American Prize
1st mvt. of Mt. Carmel
Can stand alone
Surround-sound
Grade 5-6
7.5 minutes

Finalist, 2013 American Prize
2nd mvt. of Mt. Carmel
Can stand alone
Solo euph. (grade 6)
Band (grade 4)
8 minutes

Finalist, 2013 American Prize
3rd mvt. of Mt. Carmel
Can stand alone
Surround-sound
Grade 5-6
9 minutes