Commissioned Work Celebrates PSB’s 30 Years

To honor its 30th anniversary, the Peninsula Symphonic Band (PSB) is commissioning a new work for concert band from nationally renowned composer Randall Standridge ( The band plans to give the world-premiere performance of this new work next fall.

“We have been contemplating commissioning a new work for more than a year and a half,” said Jason Palmer, the band’s music director. “Our 30th-anniversary celebration should have taken place in 2020, but all of our plans were delayed by the pandemic.”

Community members may recognize Standridge’s name following his commission several years ago to compose “Vanishing Point” for the Sturgeon Bay High School Band. His music is performed internationally; he’s the owner and editor of Randall Standridge Music and Grand Mesa Marching; and he’s in demand as a drill designer, music arranger and color-guard designer.

The Peninsula Symphonic Band has memorial funds to cover about 70% of the commission cost, but it must still raise about $2,000. Interested donors may visit to learn more and contribute.