I had the opportunity to do an interview with Frank Ticheli for BandDirector.com this past spring. The link below will take you to the interview which is about one of Frank's earliest band pieces called Fortress. This young band piece in my opinion does not get the "play" that it deserves. It's a terrific grade 3-4 concert march. My connection with this works goes back to 1989 when I gave the 2nd ever performance of this at a Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association Large Group Festival with the Plymouth Concert Band.