I am available to create an original work for your percussion ensemble or steel band.  Ensemble size, experience level, and instrumentation will be customized to fit your group's needs. You will receive a score with the ensemble name and director listed. Contact me for info on pricing.


"John has a keen knack for writing stuff that's super useful educationally in addition to being great to listen to." - Jim Casella,
"John is a special composer as he is able to create a piece that is attainable, yet challenging at the same time for any level of ensemble. I am thrilled to give my students the opportunity to learn and premier such a wonderful new piece that was composed just for them!" - Wes Hipps, Director of the Dent Middle School Steel Band
"I have contacted John twice for some custom arrangements and both times the result exceeded my hopes. Perfectly rendered and scored for my band and its ability. John understood perfectly the concept I was going for. Great to work with, be assured I will come to him again!!" - Richard Rudolph, Quest School of Music

"Working with an elementary school ensemble, I am always excited by the prospect of new, interesting material that is level appropriate. John's previous work has been a joy to work through, and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to commission new works from him. He is a fantastic composer and I couldn't be more pleased by the result: enjoyable, quality work with a perfect amount of challenge for my students!" - Walid Yaghy, Pye Elementary School


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