Fanfare for Tomorrow, was performed as part of the one-hour Prelude music of the Inauguration ceremony, conducted by the Marine Band’s Director, Colonel Jason K. Fettig.
“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, America’s oldest continuously active musical organization, is believed to have made its inaugural debut in 1801 for Thomas Jefferson, the first President to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C., and to have performed at all subsequent Inaugurations. Since premiering Boyer’s work Fanfare, Hymn and Finale in 2018, commissioned to celebrate the Marine Band’s 220th anniversary, this superb ensemble has performed my music nearly 25 times, including on their 2018 and 2019 tours.
Fanfare for Tomorrow began as a brief piece for solo French horn, originally commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra last year, as part of their Fanfare Project in response to the pandemic. Boyer significantly expanded and developed that music for a full concert band for this commission (with an orchestra version to follow).
The score and parts to Fanfare for Tomorrow will be available for purchase shortly.