As an undergraduate at the University of Miami, Kenneth Fuchs studied composition with Alfred Reed, one of the foremost composers for band. While at Miami, Fuchs also played flute and piccolo in the wind ensemble conducted by Frederick Fennell, perhaps the most influential American band conductor since John Philip Sousa.

Bands of the United States Air Force have commissioned five works by Kenneth Fuchs. The bands are:


United Artists

In 2009, the USAF Academy Band released Windscapes, a disc that includes Kenneth Fuchs’s United Artists. Col. Larry H. Lang commissioned the band transcription from the original work for orchestra. Score and parts available here

United Artists

In 2006, the USAF Heritage of America Band released On Silver Wings, which features Kenneth Fuchs’s On Silver Wngs, commissioned by Col. Larry H. Lang. Score and parts available here

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