ILLUSTRATIONS was commissioned by the Shades Mountain Christian School Band of Hoover, AL. As someone who has received numerous commissions from this school, this particular one was one that struck me in a very personal way.
On November 1st, 2012, Shades Mountain Christian School lost student and dear friend Hannah M. Wood. Hannah, a 15 year-old saxophone player in the band, left this life much too soon and ever so suddenly. She not only was an amazing saxophone player, but she was an avid artist and loved spreading joy to others through her art.
The music is not intended to be sad, but to be a celebration of a very special person whom we were all blessed to know, and will forever love in our hearts