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Brian Balmages

Brian Balmages (b. 1975) is an award-winning composer, conductor, producer, and performer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from James Madison University and a master’s degree from the University of Miami in Florida. His compositions have been performed worldwide at the state, national and international level. His active schedule of commissions and premieres has incorporated groups ranging from elementary schools to professional ensembles, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Miami Symphony Orchestra, University of Miami Wind Ensemble, Boston Brass, and the Dominion Brass Ensemble. In 2012, Mr. Balmages received the prestigious Albert Austin Harding Award from the American School Band Directors Association. He is also a 2010 winner of the Harvey G. Phillips Award for Compositional Excellence, presented by the International Tuba-Euphonium Association.

As a conductor, Mr. Balmages enjoys engagements with numerous all-state and regional honor bands and orchestras along with university and professional groups. Notable guest conducting appearances have included the Midwest Clinic, Western International Band Clinic, National Association for Music Educators, American School Band Directors Association, CBDNA, the Kennedy Center, and Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. He has also served as an adjunct professor of instrumental conducting and Acting Symphonic Band Director at Towson University in Maryland.

Currently, Mr. Balmages is the Director of Instrumental Publications for The FJH Music Company Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He resides in Baltimore with his wife Lisa and their two sons.

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Music for Concert Band

Grade 0.5

The Broken Marionette Conquest
Creatures in the Attic Curtain Up!
Starter Series Vol. 1
Enchantment Fanfare Heroica
Jingle Bell Tones Midnight Madness
Midnight Mission Midnight Sky
Miramar Fanfare The Nutcracker
Rise of the Bladesmith Starsplitter Fanfare
Grade 1

African Journey Chesapeake Serenade
Colliding Visions Courtly Dance and Procession
Concerto for Two Hands Curtain Up!
Beginning Band Vol. 1
Dragonfly Fanfare and Fireworks
Fanfare on a Theme of Imagination Five Progressive Chorales
for Developing Bands
Gettysburg Legend
Majestica Olympia
Rite of Passage Rocky Mountain Romp
Smithsonian Suite Through the Mist
Tomorrow's Yesterdays Winged Victory
Elementary Supplemental Set A
Grade 1.5

Comet Ride Concert Time Beginning
Band Book 1
Curtain Up!
Developing Band, Vol. 1
Forever... Haunted Clocks
Incantation and Ritual Kilauea
Parade of the Jesters Proclamation
Scenes from an Ocean Voyage Shadows Unleashed
Stampede Whispering Winds
Grade 2

Apparitions Blue Ridge Impressions
Blue Ridge Reel Camptown Variations
Chant and Savage Dance Electricity
Escape from the Deep Falcon Fanfare
A House Divided Hypnotic Fireflies
Images of Ireland Instant Christmas Spirit
Into the Arctic Jungle Dance
Kitsune: The Fox Spirits Legacy
Marche Diabolique Moscow, 1941
Phasing Thunder Rain
Rippling Watercolors Rhythms and Riffs
Shenandoah Triptych Sparks
Starscapes Sun Cycles
Through Courageous Eyes Whale Warriors
Winged Victory
Intermediate Supplemental Set B


Grade 3

Among the Clouds Call of the Wild
Endless Rainbows Journal for a Soldier
Kindred Spirits Nevermore
...Not Afraid to Dream O Mio Babbino Caro
Open Space Proudly We Hail
Reverberations The Spirit of Aloha
Summer Resounding! That Which Binds Us
Temple of the Murals Waves
When Spirits Soar Within the Castle Walls
Grade 4

Always United, Forever Strong Arabian Dances
Beyond the Summit Elements
* Escapades Flight of the Griffin
Gravity Wave Groove Music
In Nature's Glory Joy in All Things
Joy of Life Loudoun Praises
Motion * Pele
Still Sound Prisms
Summer Dances Star Above, Shine Brightly
The Star-Spangled Banner Three Celtic Dances
Winged Victory Winter Dances
Grade 5

The Awakening Backstage Pass
Evocatio Flight
Fusion Ichabod Fanfare
Invictus Metal
Midnight on Main Street Of Emperors and Chariots
Raging Machines Silence Overwhelmed
Summit City Symphonic Episodes
A View of the World  
Grade 6

* Apollo
(for Soprano Saxophone
and Wind Ensemble)

Music for String Orchestra


Grade 1

A Beethoven Lullaby Burst!
(For Solo Violin and
String Orchestra)

A Celtic Christmas Fantasy

Courtly Dance and Procession Fanfare and Fireworks
Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song Hey Fiddle Fiddle!
Into the Sky! Morning Lights
Pepperoni Pizza Rock

Prelude and Fugue

Scarborough Fair Tribal Dance

Grade 2

Afterburn Afterthoughts
Creatures Danza Latina
for Solo Viola or Violin
and String Orchestra
Fire in the Bow Forever Joyful!
Galop! Hunting the Wild Beast
Lullaby to the Moon March of the Shadows
Medieval Wars Perpetual Fiddle Motion
Rhythmic Snapshots of Christmas Spartacus
Sweet Petite Winter Suite Variations on an Irish Tune
Wood Splitter Fanfare  

Grade 3

Ice Sculptures It Takes One to Tango
(for Solo Cello or Euphonium
and Orchestra)
Legend of the Phantom Pirates  Possibilities...
Strings Cut Loose To Tame the Raging Rapids
Voices in the Shadows  

Grade 4

Dreaming Urban Concerto Grosso
Phantom Tangos Point Lookout
Rhythm Dances  

Grade 5

Lyric Metal

A Moment for Peace


Music for Full Orchestra


Grade 4

Summer Dances

Music for Solo / Ensemble

Grade 2

Sensational Solos!
Popular Christmas

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