Flourish of the Silver Cadets was composed for and dedicated to music students at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, South Carolina and their conductor Mr. Michael Sumter. Originally conceived as a concert-opening fanfare for winds, the work is a musical reference to the level of excellence and outstanding achievements of the instrumental program under the baton of their conductor. The piece derives its framework from the opening motive that is developed using several techniques throughout the work. Following the introduction, a tranquil melody is introduced and exchanged within the ensemble. A short imitative section follows and builds to a broad restatement of the primary theme and a triumphant finish. The work was premiered at the 1999 South Carolina Music Educators Conference in Greenville, South Carolina.
- Composer: Cedric Adderley