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Upcoming Consortium

New Music Commission

For Beginning Band

Grade 1-2

Alphonso Counts, Lead Commissioner

I am so excited to share this opportunity with you! We are looking for band directors & conductors and arts administrators interested in joining a consortium to commission a new work for beginning Band. Join us on this journey.

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about the music

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Untitled Work for Concert band


Technically, this work will feature brass, woodwinds & percussion at various points within the piece. The music will be approximately 2-3 minutes in length, written with young and developing musicians in mind (Grade 1-2), making for an entry level work, very accessible to a wide array of ensembles.

Director of Bands, Towers High School

Alphonso Counts
Lead Commissioner


  • Consortium Leader: Alphonso Counts, III (Towers High School)

  • Ensemble Type: Concert Band

  • Stylistic elements: Features brass, woodwinds & percussion at various points within the work.

  • Duration: Approximately 2-3 minutes

  • Difficulty: Young & Developing (Level 1-2)


  • Flute

  • Oboe

  • 1st Clarinet

  • 2nd Clarinet

  • Bassoon

  • Alto Saxophone

  • Tenor Saxophone

  • 1st Trumpet

  • 2nd Trumpet

  • F Horn

  • 1st Trombone

  • 2nd Trombone

  • Euphonium

  • Tuba

  • Percussion

about the Commission

The commissioning cost per school is $300 (or $150 for student conductors), and will include a set of parts & score (on February 25, 2023) and exclusive recording & performance rights. Alphonso Counts is the lead commissioner for this collaboration, and will make the world premier, but all consortium performances will be considered premieres and should be indicated in programs and concert announcements. If you are interested in this commission, please fill out the registration form, to reserve your spot in the consortium. The final edition, when published, will list co-commissioners in the front matter of the score. The final edition, when published, will list co-commissioners in the front matter of the score. The fee should be paid directly to William May (WARM Productions, LLC) via PayPal or Check:


*Please enter the Ensemble/Organization

name, when you make your purchase.*

The 1st half of the fee ($150 or $75 for student conductors) should be paid at the time of registration, in order to secure your spot on this consortium. Please email confirmation of your interest to Alphonso Counts, at


Thank you for your consideration of what will undoubtedly be a very exciting collaboration!



William A.R. May


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(Student Conductors, Only)

Make Checks payable to: 

WARM Productions, LLC


Mail Checks to:

WARM Productions, LLC - 3050 Brombley Drive, Conyers Ga. 30013

Registration Form

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Registration Info


Payment: The buy-in fee for interested persons is $300 ($150 for students), split in two payments, ½ to be paid upfront, and the other ½ upon delivery of the final score. The student fee will apply to any consortium member making progress towards an academic degree, certificate, or diploma, as of the Due Date. This buy-in fee will be due to Composer via online purchase, PayPal (also payable by credit/debit card). 

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