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Craig Kirchhoff: Series Advisor

B&H is proud to announce the launch of Windependence, a major new series of repertoire essentials for wind band.

Windependence offers exciting, unique and accessible music, showcasing original compositions alongside transcriptions from the operatic, orchestral and choral traditions, ideal for performance at concerts and festivals. 

To assist band masters, Windependence music is helpfully graded at three performance levels: Apprentice, Master and Artist.

Apprentice level:
Transcriptions and original works of moderate length for less experienced instrumentalists who possess limited technical proficiency.

Master level:
Works for high school and college groups with solid technical proficiency and good interpretative skills.

Artist level:
Challenging and imaginatively scored works, ideal for the finest high school, university and professional ensembles.

"Congratulations to Boosey & Hawkes and Advisor Craig Kirchhoff for launching a new and exciting Wind Band series. I urge all band directors to investigate this new repertoire. I’m confident that you’ll discover music that will prove exciting, adventurous and interesting to both you and your students".

Frank L. Battisti
Conductor Emeritus - New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble

"The contribution of this series upon the wind band profession could very well be profound."

H. Robert Reynolds
Conductor Emertius, Univesity of Michigan

"It is essential that student musicians at every level experience music of the highest calibre. The Windependence Series offers all of us a valuable new resource in our quest for exemplary concert band music" 

Richard Floyd, Texas State Director of Music, Secretary - College Band Directors National Association, Music Director and Conductor - Austin Symphonic Band
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