Aaron Copland was born in Brooklyn and 1900 and died in New York City in
1990. He is considered to be the “dean of American composers.”
Copland was the winner of many awards including a Pulitzer Prize in music.
He was a strong proponent of band music. He wrote many fine compositions for
band and also scored most of this major orchestral pieces for band.
Copland wrote music for children, movies, theater, and radio, and had
strong local connections with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. (WMT)
The band has performed
Fanfare for the Common Man and
An Outdoor Overture.