Commissioned by the Duncan Music Company, Winston-Salem, NC for their 25th anniversary. The premiere performance was February 14, 1982 by the All-State High School Band, Northwest District North Carolina at Boone, NC with Claude T. Smith conducting. This spirited overture begins with a trumpet solo with additional solo opportunities for flute, trombone, clarinet and french horn. The saxophone, flute/oboe and percussion sections are also featured. The challenges in this piece, which will justify the “5” rating, are fourteen meter changes and eight tempo changes. The concert keys begin in Eb, followed by F, Db, Eb, F and Ab. This work lends itself to the accomplished high school and college ensembles.