The Eternal Journey (full set) by David Shaffer. For concert band. Concert Band series. Grade 3. Score and set of parts. Duration 5 minutes, 6 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-4150-00).
Written as a tribute to Mike Bandman, Ruth Moore and Jeff Worth, band directors in Gurnee School District 56 Gurnee, Illinois in recognition of their 94 years of combined service to the band and music programs, "The Eternal Journey" opens with a strong brass flourish and delightfully simple melodic statement which is developed throughout the composition. The slower middle section is a powerful hymn-like setting written as an expression of gratitude from a grateful music community, leading us into a dramatic and powerful conclusion. "The Eternal Journey" is a perfect festival piece and is sure to be one of your student's favorite.