Custom Arranging Services

Custom Music Arranging

I've written over 200 arrangements for ensembles ranging from small chamber groups to full orchestra. I've written for jazz combos to big band. I've written for concert band and marching band. I've also written in many different styles, and to accompany vocalists. If you need a special arrangement written for a special occasion, or you simply want to add to your repertoire, I can get it done to a high degree of professionalism.

Examples of Different Styles

Orchestral
Jazz & Commercial
Band & Wind Ensemble
Marching Band
Orchestral

Some examples of my arranging work for orchestra are linked below, all of which are available for rental. I've also arranged for pit orchestras, film cues, and church orchestras.


Jazz & Commercial
A big chunk of the more than 200 arrangements I've written over the years are jazz arrangements written for bands that I organized for private events and festivals when I lived in Mexico. They were regularly performed in public, and presented a wonderful learning opportunity about what is possible versus what is practical. I've written arrangements for small combos, Dixieland bands, horn sections, 6-horn big bands, full big band, and more.

The following are big band plus solo vocal arrangements written for the SMU Meadows Wind Ensemble with Melissa Murray as the soloist. The articulations are "fussy" because I knew the ensemble would be made up of mostly classical musicians rather than jazz musicians. (Video is on the right. Scores linked below.)

Band & Wind Ensemble

Some examples of my arranging work for Band / Wind Ensemble are linked below. Click the link for full description, score, and audio.


Marching Band

After writing well over 200 arrangements and compositions for everything from chamber ensembles to full band and orchestra, I am now bringing my skills to bear in the world of Marching Band.


As a composer, pretty much every piece I've ever written started with a "big idea" or central concept, which served as a guide to writing the piece. I've also endeavored to create a narrative, or tell a story, through the music, through a series of episodes and climactic moments, culminating in a grand finale.  My music naturally evokes the imagination and can be said to be very "visual" in that sense. Because of that, and my extensive experience as a composer and arranger, I believe I will make a very good show writer. 


Below you'll find a demo Marching Band score, which I adapted from my Fanfare for the Big Game for Concert Band. I reduced and re-arranged it for Marching Band. It is about a Grade 4 piece, and probably too difficult for most high school bands, and is probably too long for a typical show. But it is enough, I believe, to demonstrate my skill.

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What you can expect by working with me...

  • A high level of professionalism and good vibes from beginning to end. 

  • A commitment to finishing the project on time.
  • A high-quality, listenable and playable arrangement written exactly to your specifications.
  • A functional arrangement that works, written for the appropriate level of the musicians in your ensemble. 
  • A professional, computer-engraved score and set of properly formatted parts with minimal, if any, errors.

What do you have in mind? Let's talk about it.

Please fill out the form below, and within a couple of days, I will be in touch with you to set up a time to talk...