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Brian Balmages

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.

Explore Publications by Brian Balmages

O Mio Babbino Caro from Puccini's Gianni SchicchiConcert BandFJH Masterworks for Concert Band3/5B1001
Invictus Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band5B1002
Proclamation Concert BandFJH BeginningBand1B1006
Rite of Passage Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1018
Of Emperors and Chariots Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band5B1019
Summer Dances Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1020
Camptown Variations Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1040
Instant Christmas Spirit Just Add Band and StirConcert BandFJH Young Band2B1048
Blue Ridge Impressions Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1052
Star Above, Shine Brightly Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1053
African Journey Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1064
View of the World, A Concert BandFJH Concert Band5B1088
Legacy Processional for BandConcert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1089
Legend Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1091
Dragonfly Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1092
Winter Dances Concert BandFJH Concert Band4B1100
Parade of the Jesters Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1104
Chesapeake Serenade Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1109
Gettysburg Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1120
Sound Prisms Concert BandFJH Concert Band4B1138
In Nature’s Glory Concert BandFJH Concert Band4B1144
Shenandoah Triptych Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1145
Proudly We Hail Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1150
Through Courageous Eyes Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1155
Miramar Fanfare Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1156
Conquest Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1157
Awakening, The Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band5B1184
Whispering Winds Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1185
Smithsonian Suite Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1189
Flight of the Griffin Concert BandFJH Concert Band4.5B1192
Symphonic Episodes Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band5B1197
Incantation and Ritual Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1201
Jingle Bell Tones Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1206
Among the Clouds Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1225
Courtly Dance and Procession Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1234
Beyond the Summit Concert BandFJH Concert Band4B1237
Images of Ireland Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1239
Loudoun Praises Concert BandFJH Concert Band4B1240
When Spirits Soar Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1253
Kilauea The Volcano's FuryConcert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1256
Chant and Savage Dance Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1259
Midnight Mission from Midnight SuiteConcert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1269
Olympia Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1270
Flight Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band5B1280
Motion Concert BandFJH Concert Band4.5B1283
…Not Afraid to Dream Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1284
Comet Ride Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1291
Summit City Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band5B1297
Majestica Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1303
Moscow, 1941 Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1320
Midnight Sky from Midnight SuiteConcert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1321
Fusion Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4.5-5B1324
Sparks Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1327
Midnight Madness from Midnight SuiteConcert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1329
Starscapes Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1333
Winged Victory Beacons of LightConcert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1340
Winged Victory Beacons of Light Elementary Supplemental (A)Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1341
Winged Victory Beacons of Light Intermediate Supplemental Set (B)Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1342
Waves Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1348
Rocky Mountain Romp Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1356
Rain Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1357
Three Celtic Dances Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1358
Raging Machines Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band5B1359
Nutcracker, The Overture and TrepakConcert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1360
Five Progressive Chorales for Developing Bands Concert BandFJH Developing Band1-2.5B1363
Etowah Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1366
Rhythms and Riffs Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5-3B1376
Summer Resounding! Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1384
Starsplitter Fanfare Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1390
Midnight on Main Street Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band5B1392
Scenes from an Ocean Voyage Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5-2B1400
Reverberations Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1405
Electricity Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1410
Kindred Spirits Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1414
Whale Warriors Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5-3B1416
Arabian Dances Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1419
Through the Mist Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1420
Silence Overwhelmed Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band5B1429
Kitsune: The Fox Spirits Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1432
Elements Petite SymphonyConcert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1437
Journal for a Soldier Concert BandFJH Concert Band3.5-4B1443
Stampede Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1449
Escape from the Deep Concert BandFJH Concert Band2.5B1450
Creatures in the Attic Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1451
Colliding Visions Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1452
Ichabod Fanfare Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band5B1460
Temple of the Murals Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1469
Apparitions Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1470
Jungle Dance Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1476
Gravity Wave Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1479
Fanfare Heroica Concert BandFJH Beginning Band.05B1480
Nevermore Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1491
Tomorrow's Yesterdays Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1493
Warm-Up Fundamentals for Concert Band Concert BandFJH BandB1494
Joy in All Things Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1498
Metal Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band5B1501
Rise of the Bladesmith Concert BandMeasures of Success® Performance Series0.5B1504
Within the Castle Walls Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1509
Fanfare and Fireworks Concert BandFJH Beginning Band Plus1-1.5B1516
Hypnotic Fireflies Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1522
Sun Cycles Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5-3B1525
Still Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1530
Falcon Fanfare Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1531
House Divided, A Concert BandFJH Concert Band2.5-3B1539
Blue Ridge Reel Concert BandFJH Concert Band2.5B1546
Groove Music Concert BandFJH Concert Band4B1550
Always United, Forever Strong Concert BandFJH Concert Band4B1557
Endless Rainbows Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1564
Shadows Unleashed Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1566
Call of the Wild Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1572
Enchantment Concert BandFJH Concert Band0.5B1573
Haunted Clocks Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1576
Evocatio Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band5B1577
Forever… Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5-2B1586
Marche Diabolique Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1596
Phasing Thunder Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5-3B1598
Broken Marionette, The Concert BandMeasures of Success® Performance Series0.5B1608
Star-Spangled Banner, The Concert BandFJH Concert Band4B1615
Open Space Concert BandFJH Concert Band3.5B1617
Joy of Life Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1618
Fanfare on a Theme of Imagination Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1619
Spirit of Aloha, The Island DanceConcert BandFJH Concert Band3B1620
That Which Binds Us Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1626
Rippling Watercolors Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1628
Into the Arctic Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1645
Concerto for Two Hands Concert BandMeasures of Success® Performance Series0.5-1B1646
Backstage Pass Concert BandMeasures of Success® Performance Series5B1647
Lullaby to the Moon Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1653
Grace Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1654
Shrine of the Fallen Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1664
Spirit of the Stallion Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1668
Legend of the Drop Bear Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1673
Synthesis Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1674
Shadow Waltzes Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band5B1679
Tears of Arizona, The Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1680
Renaissance Reimagined Concert BandFJH Concert Band3.5B1685
Fiesta de los Toros Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band5B1692
Swirling Prisms Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1694
Bringer of War Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1695
Spontaneous Beings Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1699
Industrial Loops Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1714
Twittering Machine Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1715
Festive Fanfare, A Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1718
Infinite Hope Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1721
Gateways Concert BandFJH Concert Band3.5B1732
Homage to Bharat Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1733
American Big Top Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1735
Primal Dances Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1736
Solitary Wish, A Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5-3B1737
Boom and Bust Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1747
Radiance Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1750
Metamorphic Dances Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band5B1757
Pikes Peak Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1767
3, 2, 1… Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1769
Thunderbolt Fanfare Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1776
Thrill Ride Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1780
Breaking Point Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1788
Festive Finale, A Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1789
Miles of Blue Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1792
Heart of Gold Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1802
To Dance Among the Stars Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1808
Pixelated World Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1812
Arctic Wars Rise of the Penguin ArmyConcert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1821
Pride of the Clipper Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1827
Colliding Visions Concert BandThe ReImagine Initiative1B1828
Moscow, 1941 Concert BandThe ReImagine Initiative2B1829
Blue Ridge Reel Concert BandThe ReImagine Initiative3B1830
Arith-Metric No. 1 Concert BandThe ReImagine Initiative3B1831
Centennium Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4.5B1844
Wings to the Mind Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1847
Arabian Dances flexibleFJH Flex Series4.0B1848
Scottish Festival, A Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1849
Breaking Through Concert BandFJH Concert Band3.5 - 4B1853
Unknown Concert BandFJH Concert Band3.5B1864
Unknown Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1865
Crystal Fountain, The Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1866
Fanfare Forza Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1875
Fire’s Fury, The Concert BandMeasures of Success® Performance Series0.5B1879
What I Do Today… Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1882
Action Scene Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1885
Jungle Dance Concert BandFJH Flex Series2.5B1886
Fanfare Canzonique Solo/ensemblesCanzonique Music5CM7000
Central Junction Solo/ensemblesCanzonique Music6CM7001
Pele For Solo Horn and Wind EnsembleSolo/ensemblesCanzonique MusicBand 4 / Solo 6CM7002
Escapades For Solo Clarinet and Wind EnsembleSolo/ensemblesCanzonique MusicBand 4.5 / SoloCM7003
Apollo For Soprano Saxophone and Wind EnsembleSolo/ensemblesCanzonique Music6CM7004
Fantasia on We Three Kings Full OrchestraFJH Symphony Orchestra5OR5001
Summer Dances Full OrchestraFJH Symphony Orchestra4.5OR5004
On Top of the World Full OrchestraFJH Symphony Orchestra4.5OR5011
Festive Fanfare, A Full OrchestraFJH Full Orchestra3OR5014
Dream Machine Full OrchestraFJH Symphonic Orchestra5OR5015
Super (Em)Powers Full OrchestraFJH Full Orchestra Plus3.5 - 4OR5016
Arabian Dances Full OrchestraFJH Symphony Orchestra4OR5017
Courtly Dance and Procession String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6085
Celtica for Solo Violin and String OrchestraString OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1 (2/4)ST6107
Variations on an Irish Tune String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2ST6116
Hey Fiddle Fiddle! String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1.5ST6120
Medieval Wars Prelude, Tournament, and CeremonyString OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2ST6122
Tribal Dance String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6127
Point Lookout A Fantasy on Civil War SongsString OrchestraFJH String Orchestra4.5ST6134
Creatures String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2ST6144
Danza Latina for Solo Viola or Violin and OrchestraString OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2 (4/2.5)ST6156
Morning Lights String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6157
To Tame the Raging Rapids String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3ST6158
Spartacus String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2.5ST6163
Celtic Christmas Fantasy, A String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6165
Phantom Tangos String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra4ST6168
Ice Sculptures String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3ST6173
Wood Splitter Fanfare String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2.5ST6177
Into the Sky! String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6178
Rhythmic Snapshots of Christmas String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2.5ST6185
Prelude and Fugue String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6197
Scarborough Fair String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6214
Two Winter Sketches String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings0.5ST6222
Galop! String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2ST6227
Hunting the Wild Beast String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2.5ST6228
Burst! String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1.5ST6235
Dreaming String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra4ST6256
March of the Shadows String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2ST6257
Legend of the Phantom Pirates String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3.5ST6258
Beethoven Lullaby, A String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6280
Pepperoni Pizza Rock String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6281
Possibilities… String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3ST6285
Afterburn String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2.5ST6296
It Takes One to Tango String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3ST6299
Lyric Metal String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra5ST6314
Afterthoughts String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2ST6322
Rest Ye Merry, Rock Ye Very String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2.5ST6325
Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1.5ST6328
Voices in the Shadows String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3ST6346
Velocity String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1.5ST6349
Sweet Petite Winter Suite String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2ST6359
Perpetual Fiddle Motion String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2.5ST6365
Rhythm Dances String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra4ST6366
Forever Joyful! String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2.5ST6384
Strings Cut Loose String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3ST6385
Lullaby to the Moon String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2ST6386
Impulse String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings0.5ST6389
Fire in the Bow String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2ST6402
Abandoned Funhouse, The String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings0.5ST6403
Moment for Peace, A String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra5+ST6411
Urban Concerto Grosso String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra5ST6412
Solitary Wish, A String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3ST6427
10 Intonation Studies and Chorales String OrchestraFJH String OrchestraST6429
Intrada String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra2ST6434
First Finger Rock String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings0.5ST6435
Rise of the Olympians String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2.5ST6455
30,000 and Forever String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra4ST6456
Riverside Celebration, A String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2.5-3ST6457
Where the River Shannon Flows String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1.5ST6458
Irish Junkyard Jam String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra4.5ST6462
Struggle in the Shadows String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3ST6474
Eat My (Rosin) Dust String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2.5-3ST6477
Suite Versailles String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3.5-4ST6486
Instinct String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings0.5ST6487
Greater Than... String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra1 - 3.5ST6488
Deliberate Diversions String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2.5ST6505
Little Critters String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6512
Five Before Beethoven String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1.5 - 2ST6513
Greater Than... Supplemental Set String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra1-2ST6516
(You Are) Amazing String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2.5 – 3ST6529
Oliverian Fantasy on a theme by Oliver BartelString OrchestraFJH String Orchestra4ST6530
Never Let Up String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6532
Fire Within, The String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra6ST6534
Momentous for single or multi-level string orchestraString OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings0.5 - 2ST6546
All the Things String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra4ST6549
Double Agent String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1.5ST6550
Measures of Success® for Band Book 1Concert BandMeasures of Success®BB208
Measures of Success® for Band Book 2Concert BandMeasures of Success®BB210
Tuned In Concert BandTUNED INBB212
Measures of Success for String Orchestra Book 1String OrchestraMeasures of Success for String OrchestraSB307
Measures of Success for String Orchestra Book 2String OrchestraMeasures of Success for String OrchestraSB308
Curtain Up! Concert BandFJH Starter Series0.5B1495
Curtain Up! Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1496
Curtain Up! Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1497
Sensational Solos! Popular Christmas Solo/EnsemblesSensational Solos!2.5I-1043
Count Me In FlexibleSupplemental MaterialsBB213
Colliding Visions adaptable concert bandThe ReImagine Initiative1.0B1828
Moscow, 1941 4-Part Fully Adaptable with Percussionadaptable concert bandThe ReImagine Initiative2.0B1829
Blue Ridge Reel adaptable concert bandThe ReImagine Initiative3.0B1830
Arith-Metric No. 1 adaptable concert bandThe ReImagine Initiative3.0B1831
Arabian Dances flexibleFJH Flex Series4.0B1848
Suite Treats flexibleFJH Flex Series3-4B1863
Jungle Dance flexibleFJH Flex Series2.5B1886
Blue Ridge Reel adaptable string orchestraThe ReImagine Initiative3.0ST6517
Arith-Metric No. 1 adaptable string orchestraThe ReImagine Initiative3.0ST6518
Abandoned Funhouse, The adaptable string orchestraThe ReImagine Initiative0.5ST6519
Symphony No. 1 for Brass Brass EnsembleFJH Solo and Ensemble5.0BR2001
Exaltation Brass QuintetFJH Solo and Ensemble5.0BR2002
Hopscotch Brass QuintetFJH Solo and Ensemble5.0BR2003
Storm’s Path, The Trumpet EnsembleFJH Solo and Ensemble5.0BR2004
Hero’s Destiny, A Brass EnsembleFJH Solo and Ensemble5.0BR2005