This arrangement for Wind Band is based on my earlier arrangement for Brass Band. It is quite a demanding piece both in terms of individual parts and the overall ensemble, with several changes of tempo, including rallentandos and pauses.
It opens with a fanfare effect before embarking on a series of interpretations of the main melody. There are challenges for all players during the piece, some more so than others but, when we performed this with the School Wind Band, it was extremely well received by the audience and, just as important, the band members really enjoyed the challenges and the sense of triumph and satisfaction at being able to perform it at a very high standard.
So, accept the challenges, persevere and enjoy!