Create a 1-note fanfare

Create a 1-note fanfare for the King’s Coronation Winning entries receive a prize and will hear their works performed!
Young people lie on the floor holding brass mouthpieces as music leader explains how to blow effectively

Entries close Friday 21st April

What is a fanfare?
A fanfare is a short, ceremonial
piece of music – often played on
wind and brass instruments.
Fanfares are traditionally used to
herald the arrival of someone
important, or to mark a special

Ideas to get you started:
– Try spelling out some coronation-themed words using Morse code (see below)
– Experiment with different rhythms, articulation and dynamics
– Listen to some famous fanfares: the well-known 20th Century Studios fanfare
(Newman), or the opening of the ‘Grand March’ from Aida (Verdi).
You can only use one note!

How to enter

• Create your fanfare – is it a score, a drawing?  You choose
• Try out your fanfare – it should last about 15 seconds
• Then photograph your FANFARE and/or play and record your FANFARE
• Email the file/s giving your name, age and school to and