The Pine Creek (Colorado) High School Symphonic Band, under the direction of Kate Margrave, is building a consortium to commission a new band work from composer Kevin Walczyk. The proposed work will be a grade 4-5 composition with a duration between 9-12 minutes for wind ensemble instrumentation. The work is being commissioned to honor Colorado residents, Ray and Molly Cramer, for their devoted commitment, mentorship, and service to music education. But this is a secret! Kate Margrave and the Pine Creek High School Symphonic Band will, on behalf of participating consortium members – primarily bands from the state of Colorado, present this work to the Cramers at the premiere. Please do not let Ray and Molly know of this project!!
Because of the Cramers’ influence to the field of music education in the state of Colorado, Keveli Music, who will publish the work, is inviting and accepting bands based in the state of Colorado to become a member of the commissioning consortium. This consortium is also available to individuals and organizations outside of Colorado and will be recognized on the consortium as Friends of Ray and Molly Cramer. The complete commissioning fee is $800 per institution, which can be paid in full or in two equal installments of $400 (over 2 academic budget years). Consortium members – both the Colorado Music Educators and the Friends of Ray and Molly Cramer – are acknowledged in the publication in perpetuity, receive a complete set of performance materials, and partake in the creation of a new work for band dedicated to Ray and Molly Cramer.
Flute 1 & 2
Oboes 1 & 2 (Eng. Horn available)
Clarinets 1, 2, & 3
Bassoons 1 & 2
Alto Sax 1 & 2
String Bass (optional*)
*Optional parts will be made available but will not be necessary for performance.
The work will be premiered by the Pine Creek High School Symphonic Band, under the direction of Kate Margrave, during spring 2022. The work will become available to consortium and non-consortium members immediately following the premiere performance. Please contact KEVELI MUSIC for more information or, if you’re ready to join, select the purchase options button.
The commissioning organization is asking consortium participants to please add comments HERE that describe the impact that Ray and Molly Cramer have had on your corner of the band world. These comments will be compiled and presented to Ray and Molly at the time of the premiere. Thank you in advance for participating!
KATE F. MARGRAVE
Pine Creek High School Symphonic Band
Lead Consortium Member
DR. JAMES M. LAMBRECHT
Augustana College Symphonic Band