Fanfare contest winner

Update: ITA 50th Anniversary Trombone Fanfare Composition Competition

In December 2022, we invited submissions for a 50-second-long trombone fanfare in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the International Trombone Association. Works were to be written for six tenor trombones and two bass trombones.

The winning submission is Fanfare for the World by David Miller! Miller is studying composition at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York (U.S.A.). He has dedicated this fanfare to “all of the incredible people who make up the trombone community”.

Listen to this beautiful performance by Columbus State University’s Schwob Trombone Ensemble (Bradley Palmer, director).

Trombone players may download and perform it at no cost (see below). Miller’s wonderful new work has been introduced to the world as part of International Trombone Week (ITW) and we encourage trombone ensembles to share recordings of their performances.

As the winning composer, David Miller will receive a:

Winner: David Miller – Fanfare for the Worldscore | sound file

1st Runner-Up
Jimmy Kachulis

2nd Runner-Up
Brian Woodbury

Honorable Mention
William Pagan-Perez

Derrick Skye
Brad Edwards
Tim Dueppen
Karen Marston
Jason Hausback
Justin Cook

Special Thanks:
Columbus State University Schwob Trombone Ensemble (Bradley Palmer, director)
Lamar University Trombone Choir (Tim Dueppen, director)
SoCal Intercollegiate Trombone Choir (Bob Sanders and Karen Marston, directors)
Missouri State Trombone Ensemble (Jason Hausback, director)
University of Central Arkansas Trombone Choir (Justin Cook and Christopher Sharpe, directors)