Need help choosing the right show music? Its the most important decision you make! I have 27 years of experience with bands of all sizes and can help find show music that fits your band perfectly. I am a musician first and have years of field experience with many groups.
For smaller bands, Its often better to use published music. Its certainly cheaper HOWEVER its important to pick carefully as there are many poorly written published shows.
Several companies have thematic shows IN STOCK for under $350. I have a long list of great stock arrangements which have proven effective for my clients and I would be happy to help find the right music for you.
A GREAT alternative to published music for small bands: Looking for grade 1-3 music? I highly recommend barryhurtmusic.com. Barry has extensive experience with smaller groups and younger players and has many original thematic shows IN STOCK which include EVERYTHING for $600!These are very playable and scored for smaller/younger bands. IF you are looking for something original yet affordable, I highly recommend his arrangements. I have written drills for many of his customers and they have been very successful using his music.
Pre-written Custom Arrangements If you have a medium-larger size competitive band, this is the way to go! I have great working relationships with many talented music arrangers throughout the country. They sell pre-arranged shows that have been used successfully by other bands throughout the country. Again, Its very important to pick the right arranger and music. I know of several pre-written shows that have proven successful for my clients and would be happy to put you in touch with these arrangers.
Cost: In most cases, the wind parts will be priced around $1100+. You will also need percussion parts ($600+) and in some cases, the rights to perform the music will need to be purchased. Total cost is usually $1800-2000.
New Custom Music Arrangements: IF you are looking for something very original and highly customized, this is for you. Any of the arrangers can write a custom show for your band from scratch. This is the most expensive option
when it comes to the music. Its important to pick the right arranger for your type of show. Cost usually starts at $2500 and can go as high as $5000 depending on many factors. Its also important to allow time for the music to be arranged when choosing this option.
I will be glad to visit with you anytime and help find the right show music or arranger for your needs.