This song is really my first ever chamber piece and was actually meant for woodwinds in the beginning. Writing for brass has always been very difficult for me, particularly in balancing and giving each instrument a clear role in the music. I tried to produce the style of a militaristic march while taking you on a journey and not making it sound too flat. I redid the ending multiple times and the final one I stuck with still isn’t completely satisfactory. The overarching structure is a loose Sonata form which was supposed to give it the needed repetition for that classical feel.