Inspired by the official Command Exhibition Parachute Demonstration Team from Fort Benning, Georgia, your performers and the audience will enjoy Victor López's musical journey from the haunting beginning to the dark heroic melody with the ostinato skillfully written in a seamless fashion. Beautiful color is brought to the melody with the joining of the baritones, flutes, and clarinets. The lyrical section involves a chorale-like clarinet choir accompanying a beautiful oboe solo. The rousing finale brings built upon a driving pulse carried by the low voices as this work races to a close. "Silver Winds" is exciting to conduct and to prepare.