The Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association will commission a series of compositions to commemorate the organization’s 75th Anniversary. The chosen composers all have ties to Virginia and will create three original works for band and orchestra. These include a grade III piece scored for band and orchestra, a grade VI piece for string orchestra, and a grade VI piece for band. These commissions will be premiered at the 2015, 2016 and 2017 All-Virginia events, respectively. Plans for composers include Michael Oare, Brian Balmages, and Mason Bates or David Maslanka as available.