May 5, 2014
With Maffe's high school graduation just days away, what better way to finish out than with a concert. This particular concert featured two different pieces written by Maffe—the first, a piece for unaccompanied choir titled "Carpe Diem" which is about making the most of life without taking it too seriously. Maffe wrote the piece under the pseudonym, 'Robert Coleman' and secretly attended rehearsals to hear the true opinions of his classmates on his first choral work.
The second piece, "Armistice" was commissioned by the Palmer High School Symphonic Band earlier that year. The band's only request was that the piece not be a march...so Maffe wrote a march. The good nature of this defiance ended up winning the band over and they excitedly performed the premiere of the march under Maffe's baton.