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January 2, 2024: I’ve learned that Praeludium has found its way to the Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association (VBODA) repertoire list. This is a great piece for festivals and assessments that will sound great by most any high school or advanced middle school band. It is available from Claude T. Smith publications!

October 8, 2023Black Tie Blu-bop, my funky tribute to Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, is now available from Kjos!

February 8, 2021: I just posted my newest piece, Some Assembly Required, a thrilling concert opener for that first post-pandemic concert! Please let me know if you’d like to be among the first to play it!

November 10, 2020: I present a new Grade 2(+) band piece: Jupiter Fanfare! The piece is a little over three minutes long and is an excellent opportunity for students to get comfortable in 6/8 time.

July 31, 2020: I’ve written a new piece for adaptable ensemble entitled Pursuit that is playable by any four instrumentalists and an optional percussionist!

July 19, 2020: My son Jimmy and I have completed a series of creative etudes, suitable for use by high school students and directors during the COVID-19 pandemic. What are we calling them? Creatudes, of course!

March 25, 2020: I’ve published a new Grade 2 band piece, Elson Ranch Roundup, a celebration of good ol’ Western themes wrapped up in an easy-to-play piece.

June 23, 2019: The Music at the Summit Adult Band Institute premiered For the Fun of It! It is a Grade 4 concert opener, approximately 5 minutes in duration.

February 2, 2019: Sergeant First Class Lauren Curran from The United States Army Field Band joins forces with The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” to premiere my Aria and Toccata for Euphonium and Band at the annual Tuba Euphonium Workshop.

December 19, 2018: The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” performed Sound the Trumpets at the Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic.

November 20, 2018: The Maryland Winds performed the Maryland premiere performance of An Autumn Sunset.

November 2, 2018: The James Madison University Symphonic Band performed the world premier performance of An Autumn Sunset.