I grew up as an early musician. My first instrument was the violin until I was able to play trumpet when I returned state side from my dads military deployment in Panama. I went to high school in Long Beach, Mississippi. I knew the true value of hard work when my band directors in middle school and high school were the only guys to teach EVERYTHING!
As I began my career, I was faced with several challenges and scenarios in each school district I taught for. There are tons of concert literature pieces out on the market, but what makes my pieces unique is I still teach in the band hall and compose. My knowledge of what the current needs are in the classroom/band halls are reflected in each piece I write.
In closing I hope you take time to find a piece that is right for your band. I pride myself in being an ATSSB Head Band Director, but I also still find time to write for groups who desperately need a piece written for them.