Originally written for piano, "Colors of a New Day" was a second round finalist in the state-wide "Project XL" arts competition in Indiana. The piece was also a finalist in the First Frank Ticheli Composition Contest in 2006. It was arranged for concert band in 2005 and first performed by the Madison Consolidated High School Concert Band in Madison, IN. "Colors of a New Day" was presented by Tim Holtan of the West Point Military Academy Band as part of the publication "Teaching Music Through Performance" at the 2008 Midwest Conference.
- Composer: Aaron Meacham