— Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
Boyer’s second concert band work, Fanfare, Hymn and Finale, was commissioned by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in celebration of its 220th anniversary season in 2018. Composing this work for one of the most renowned wind bands in the world (formerly directed by John Philip Sousa) was a special honor for Boyer, who followed in the footsteps of John Williams, composer of the Marine Band’s 215th anniversary work in 2013. Fanfare, Hymn and Finale was premiered by the Marine Band at the Texas Bandmasters Association National Convention in July 2018.
Boyer created an orchestra version of the work in the autumn of 2020; the premiere of this version is tbd.
Composition Date and Commission
Commissioned by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director, in celebration of their 220th anniversary