"March Malchus" by Mark Wolfram is an original composition for concert band. Written in the traditional march style, this work was composed for esteemed music educator Budd Malchus, and premiered August 30, 2017 by the Arizona Symphonic Winds at the László Veres Amphitheater in Tucson, Arizona.
Budd Malchus is a career Band Director who has had many of his concert band and clarinet choir arrangements performed throughout the United States. Upon graduation from the University of Miami (Florida) Frost School of Music, he taught for 4 years in the Pelham City Schools and Randolph County Schools in Georgia, followed by a 30-year tenure with the Olmsted City Schools in Ohio. He was a member of the Cleveland Instrumental Contest Association, the Ohio Music Education Association, and an elected member of the American School Bandmasters Association. He also served on the Executive Board of the North Olmsted Education Association. Mr. Malchus relocated to Tucson, Arizona, working an additional 9 years as a Band Director in the Amphitheater School District before retiring from teaching. He continues to perform with community music ensembles including the Arizona Symphonic Winds, Tucson Concert Band, Old Pueblo Brass Band, Tucson Clarinet Quartet, the Bouncing Czechs, and The Desert Aire Clarinet Quartet, which he also directs. This composition was commissioned by his wife, Eleanor, to celebrate his 80th birthday.
"March Malchus" is a GRADE 4 - 4½ concert band composition which includes memorable melodies, interesting counterlines and an infectious beat which will have your band and your audience tapping their toes. The work has a duration of approximately 3:45. This is the perfect piece to fill that "march" slot in your program!
A complete set of full-sized parts and a bound, transposed
full score are included. Available only through this website from Sound Studio Publications. The instrumentation/parts distribution for each set is as follows: